Administering components from a computer running Windows XP

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To make the remote management of your servers easier, you can install the Administration Tools Packs for Windows Server 2003 R2 located on Disc 2 in the \admin directory. The following components each have an Administration Tools Pack:

  • Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0

  • Print Management

  • File Server Resource Manager

  • DFS Replication

  • Identity Management for UNIX

  • File Server Management

In order to administer a component, you must first install the MMC 3.0 Administration Tools Pack. The Administration Tools Packs can be installed on computers running Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 (SP2).

To install or reinstall an Administration Tools Pack for Windows Server 2003 R2

  1. Insert Disc 2 into your CD-ROM drive.

  2. Open the command prompt, and type the path to the \admin directory of Disc 2. For example, if the CD drive is drive E, type: E:\admin.

  3. If you do not have MMC 3.0 installed on your computer, right-click the Administration Tools Pack for MMC 3.0, click Open, and then follow the instructions on your screen.

  4. Right-click the Administration Tools Pack you would like to install, and then click Open.

  5. Follow the instructions on your screen to install the administration pack.


    To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.


    You can reinstall Windows Server 2003 R2 Administration Tools Pack at any time. Reinstallation will overwrite any prior installation.