How to manager Active Directory Users and Computer from Windows Xp Machine ?

@bkpdp1 (923)
India
April 8, 2008 6:20am CST
Hi friends, any tech guy here.. I have a domain with Win2000 Advanced Server installed. I want to manage active directory users & computers from client pc(Windows XP installed)inside my network. While going through various resources,i would not able to manage the AD from Windows XP machine. Sometimes it gives, SnapIn initilization filed.. like so & so. Does anybody have any exact idea how to configure AD users & computer in a windows xp machine for Windows 2000 Advanced Server doamin. Thanking in advance..
3 responses
8 Apr 08
Download the Windows 2003 Admin tools from Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c16ae515-c8f4-47ef-a1e4-a8dcbacff8e3&DisplayLang=en More info: http://suport.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304718
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I would double check on that as he stated he was using win 2k Server
• India
14 Apr 08
sorry yarr i really dont have any idea about that but i would like to know, if u have any respond plz send me.
@bkpdp1 (923)
• India
15 Apr 08
Thanks for trying. I will post here if i found a solution to this.
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
8 Apr 08
Well one way is by using remote desktop. you have to have the correct service running on the Server and the proper client to connect with the client computer. Second is by using the Windows Management Interface (WMI) I have not used it or set that up myself but you can control the computer remotely. Or there are any number of programs to use to access the server remotely, i.e. PC Anywhere, VNC, etc I prefer remote desktop as that uses the windows security and logins that are all ready setup.
@bkpdp1 (923)
• India
9 Apr 08
Thanks a lot for veru useful informatons. I have noted down the programs you have mentioned i will give it a try. Anyway i am not bothered with the remote adminstrating the sytems, however i want to use Active Directory Users and Computer management from my Windows XP Client machine, so that incase server failure, i can manage my user activities.