"Active Directory Users and Computers" missing!

Hi everyone!

I work in a school. I have 2 windows 2000 server DC. My problem is, in my primary DC "Active Directory Users and Computers" link is missing. Isn't it it should be under Administrative Tools.?! but it is not there anymore. I tried to scan it for possible virus infection but its negative. I open Active Directory User and Computers in "Configure your server-Active directory-Manage". From there i can open it. Users can still log on to the domain. And sometimes when i open a menu from administrative tools it says "disk is full" error. For example i click on "Computer Management", it displays an error stating "Disk is full".

Hope you can help me with this one guys! Thank you very much in advance.

Jimboy
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Eagle6990Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Another way to create it is to go to Start>Run>mmc

File>Add/Remove Snap-in>Add>Active Directory Users and Computers.

Then you can save the snap-in as whatever you want.
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dgroscostConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Do you have free space remaining on your system boot (C:) drive?  That might be your issue.

You can reinstall (opton repair) the Adminstration Tools Pak, that will repair the missing link.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c16ae515-c8f4-47ef-a1e4-a8dcbacff8e3&displaylang=en

Yes, this is for 2003 but it works with XP/2003.

For the 2000 version, use this link:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;216999
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VinnnnieCommented:
go to view ... then arrange icons ... and then click By Name. Does that help? Are you logged on as an Admin or as a user that has Admin Privledges? The next time you reboot, click the F8 key until you get a menu and choose Last Known Good Configuration and then select the only profile in that list unless you have one saved. Scan your PC for viruses at http://housecall.trendmicro.com and for Spyware at http://www.lavasoft.de
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JimboyAuthor Commented:
to dgroscost :

yes i still have 2 Gb of free space on my c:

i created new link by using mmc. tnx.

to Vinnnnie:

yes i am logged on as admin. i didn't try restarting using the last known configuration menu because windows boots fine. my only problem is the link of Active Directory users and computers. anyway i got it back by using mmc. tnx. i will try to scan for possible virus infection using your recommended sites. tnx.

to eagle6990:

yes tnx to you too. i used mmc.

but guys i noticed some abnormalities. when i open group policy some of the menus are missing. like under User configuration- Administrative Templates. I only see Windows Components. Isn't it there should be also Start Menu & Taskbar, Desktop, Control Panel, Network and System?

and sometimes my wallpaper just turns into white or blank. my wallpaper by the way is controlled by using group policy. when a user logs on, the client computers picks up their wallpaper in the NETLOGON folder in the Domain Controller.
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Mikej0hCommented:
have you already runned start -> run -> dcpromo
?
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JimboyAuthor Commented:
yes i did sir MikejOh. if i would run it again then it would uninstall active directory. anyway i already restored active directory users and computers link. i also freed some spce in c:. and as of now im still monitoring my server. thank god no more errors apearing as of now. so i think the real i should split the points with dgroscost and eagle 6990. anyway thank you all guys for your help. :)
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JimboyAuthor Commented:
guys last question. how do i split the points? hehehehe
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Eagle6990Commented:
Just click the Split Points button just above the area where you type a comment.
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