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Add Active Directory to my PC

Greetings,

I Need to add the active directory to my PC.  It currently sits on one of our win 2k servers, and now needs to also sit on my win 2k machine.
I popped in the win2k server CD, but don't see any options for adding the component.... any ideas?
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phileoca
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luv2smileCommented:
Active Directory must run on a 2000 or 2003 server...you can't run it on a client operating system. Why? Active Directiry IS the domain....it is the heart and brain of the server 2000/03 operating systems...it is what makes it a domain controller.

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phileocaAuthor Commented:
hmmm, maybe i need to pop in the exchange server 2003 cd.
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luv2smileCommented:
If you meant that you want to be able to managed AD from your computer, then take a look at this:

http://www.winnetmag.com/Windows/Article/ArticleID/41246/41246.html

This is so that you can get to AD users and comptuers from your client, but AD will still remain only on the server...you can just manage it from your workstaiton.
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luv2smileCommented:
The exchange cd won't help you.
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twizted_teckCommented:
Why don't you install remote desktop on your server and then terminal with remote desktop on your machine to the Server with AD.
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phileocaAuthor Commented:
i have terminal server on my PC already.  I can take over the machine no problem.  
The task at hand is to install active directory on my PC, and then use the active directory connection manager to connect to the active directory on the PDC.  =)  Nice little tool, which you might have overlooked.
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luv2smileCommented:
Active Directory can NOT be installed on windows 2000 profession.....you can ONLY install it on windows 2000 or 2003 server!
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tengageCommented:
If you're looking for tools to administer the domain, then go to find ADMINPAK.MSI from one of your servers under C:\WINNT and install it.

It includes a bunch of stuff.  I'm not sure what "active directory connection manager" is but it sounds like "active directory sites and services"
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tengageCommented:
If you're running XP, download this and install it.  It will install the tools.  The tools are backwards compatible and will manage 2000 and 2003 domains.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c16ae515-c8f4-47ef-a1e4-a8dcbacff8e3&DisplayLang=en
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phileocaAuthor Commented:
well, i'll be dammed, the guy with almost no expert points got it right.

sorry luv2smile, but tengage was indeed correct.  I ran the adminpak on my win 2k PROFESSIONAL machine, and didn't even have to use the active directory connection manager.  It saw the PDC on installation and the tool is now my machine where i can manage it.

Please be advised, that it worsk on my win 2k pro machine:

>>Active Directory can NOT be installed on windows 2000 profession.....you can ONLY install it on windows 2000 or 2003 server!<<
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luv2smileCommented:
Yes, phileoca , I run the same thing on my xp machine. But please understand that by doing that, you did NOT install AD on your machine...you only installed tools to MANAGE AD from your xp machine. The way you stated your question was incorrect...you did not want to install AD on you worksation...only manage it.
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