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March 5, 2005 5:19:02 PM

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The admin tools folder in Control Panel is empty; How do I go about
installing the Admin Tools?
Anonymous
March 6, 2005 1:44:12 AM

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Run the adminpak.msi file from your Windows directory. If it's not there
(which it won't be if you're running Windows 2000 Pro), grab one from a
server that's running the same service pack as your machine.

Oli


"Jeffrey" <Jeffrey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> The admin tools folder in Control Panel is empty; How do I go about
> installing the Admin Tools?
March 6, 2005 1:44:13 AM

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I could have sworn I've seen the admin tools before. Would I be able to
download the adminpak.msi from microsoft?


"Oli Restorick [MVP]" wrote:

> Run the adminpak.msi file from your Windows directory. If it's not there
> (which it won't be if you're running Windows 2000 Pro), grab one from a
> server that's running the same service pack as your machine.
>
> Oli
>
>
> "Jeffrey" <Jeffrey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D 8DC3393-BCE7-4594-9E3E-6E455F030887@microsoft.com...
> > The admin tools folder in Control Panel is empty; How do I go about
> > installing the Admin Tools?
>
>
>
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March 6, 2005 1:44:13 AM

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Oli,

Just as you suggested, I copied adminpak.msi from a machine running Win 2k
Server to a folder on my 2k pro machine and the installation went fine. Am I
correct in thinking I can run the tools from my 2k pro machine as long as it
is pointing to the server? Is this something I would ever want to do even if
it is just to monkey around?

Thanks for your help,

Jeffrey



"Oli Restorick [MVP]" wrote:

> Run the adminpak.msi file from your Windows directory. If it's not there
> (which it won't be if you're running Windows 2000 Pro), grab one from a
> server that's running the same service pack as your machine.
>
> Oli
>
>
> "Jeffrey" <Jeffrey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D 8DC3393-BCE7-4594-9E3E-6E455F030887@microsoft.com...
> > The admin tools folder in Control Panel is empty; How do I go about
> > installing the Admin Tools?
>
>
>
Anonymous
March 6, 2005 2:53:30 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

Hi

A running server is just the easiest way for most people to grab the
adminpak.msi file. The other way is to extract the latest service pack file
(using the -x switch) and find the file that way.

You could save that adminpak.msi file to a CD-ROM and install it on any
Windows 2000 machine, even a standalone machine.

You can do most administrative tasks using this tool, provided your account
is an administrator on the server you want to administer. The compmgmt.msc
snapin (although not part of the adminpak) is very useful for remotely
administering servers. Just right-click Computer Management (local) and
choose "Connect to another computer". Many of the administrative tools work
in a similar way.

Hope that helps

Oli


"Jeffrey" <Jeffrey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F314A3FD-F091-48CA-A4CA-92BA76E3AD35@microsoft.com...
> Oli,
>
> Just as you suggested, I copied adminpak.msi from a machine running Win 2k
> Server to a folder on my 2k pro machine and the installation went fine. Am
> I
> correct in thinking I can run the tools from my 2k pro machine as long as
> it
> is pointing to the server? Is this something I would ever want to do even
> if
> it is just to monkey around?
>
> Thanks for your help,
>
> Jeffrey
>
>
>
> "Oli Restorick [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Run the adminpak.msi file from your Windows directory. If it's not there
>> (which it won't be if you're running Windows 2000 Pro), grab one from a
>> server that's running the same service pack as your machine.
>>
>> Oli
>>
>>
>> "Jeffrey" <Jeffrey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:D 8DC3393-BCE7-4594-9E3E-6E455F030887@microsoft.com...
>> > The admin tools folder in Control Panel is empty; How do I go about
>> > installing the Admin Tools?
>>
>>
>>
March 6, 2005 2:53:31 PM

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I see - Thanks for the help!

"Oli Restorick [MVP]" wrote:

> Hi
>
> A running server is just the easiest way for most people to grab the
> adminpak.msi file. The other way is to extract the latest service pack file
> (using the -x switch) and find the file that way.
>
> You could save that adminpak.msi file to a CD-ROM and install it on any
> Windows 2000 machine, even a standalone machine.
>
> You can do most administrative tasks using this tool, provided your account
> is an administrator on the server you want to administer. The compmgmt.msc
> snapin (although not part of the adminpak) is very useful for remotely
> administering servers. Just right-click Computer Management (local) and
> choose "Connect to another computer". Many of the administrative tools work
> in a similar way.
>
> Hope that helps
>
> Oli
>
>
> "Jeffrey" <Jeffrey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F314A3FD-F091-48CA-A4CA-92BA76E3AD35@microsoft.com...
> > Oli,
> >
> > Just as you suggested, I copied adminpak.msi from a machine running Win 2k
> > Server to a folder on my 2k pro machine and the installation went fine. Am
> > I
> > correct in thinking I can run the tools from my 2k pro machine as long as
> > it
> > is pointing to the server? Is this something I would ever want to do even
> > if
> > it is just to monkey around?
> >
> > Thanks for your help,
> >
> > Jeffrey
> >
> >
> >
> > "Oli Restorick [MVP]" wrote:
> >
> >> Run the adminpak.msi file from your Windows directory. If it's not there
> >> (which it won't be if you're running Windows 2000 Pro), grab one from a
> >> server that's running the same service pack as your machine.
> >>
> >> Oli
> >>
> >>
> >> "Jeffrey" <Jeffrey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:D 8DC3393-BCE7-4594-9E3E-6E455F030887@microsoft.com...
> >> > The admin tools folder in Control Panel is empty; How do I go about
> >> > installing the Admin Tools?
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
March 7, 2005 3:07:15 AM

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You're welcome.

Oli



"Jeffrey" <Jeffrey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I see - Thanks for the help!
>
!