- Need access to the Adminpak.msi located on the Windows 2003 Server CD-ROM in the …\i386 directory. You can also download from www.microsoft.com/downloads.
- Access to the …\Exchsrvr\bin directory on your Exchange 2003 Server.
- Windows XP client
- Open a command prompt.
- Change to the directory where the adminpak.msi file is located.
- Enter the following command: “msiexec /i adminpak.msi ADDLOCAL=FeADMgmtConsole /qb“.
This will load the DSA tool along with DNS, AD Sites and Services and AD Domains & TrustReference article “http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314978” for detailed instructions on how to use this command.
Note: I would recommend using a GPO to restirct access to the DNS and the AD tools to prevent your helpdesk from using these tools. The install also creates a MSC called Active Directory Management located in the Administrative Tools folder which you may want to delete. The install WILL NOT create a shortcut to the ADU&C, ADS&S, ADD&T or DNS tools in your Administrative Tools directory…you’ll have to create them on your own. The install will only load the snap-ins.
- Copy the following DLLs from your Exchange 2003 server (Default location: C:\Program Files\ExchSrvr\Bin) to your local c:\windows\system32 directory.
- Open a command promt (or use the one from Step 1).
- Change to the c:\windows\system32 directory.
- Enter the command: regsvr32 maildsmx.dll.
Now you can create a custom MMC with only the ADU&C snap-in. This snap-in will have full access to the Exchange Tabs and Tasks with a minimal footprint on the client. One who is so inclined could even package it up as an MSI and publish it to their helpdesk staff via a GPO.31,781 views