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    I have just got a brand new computer with Vista Business for testing purposes and its got sp1 installed.

    I have managed to get loads of software installed and it appears to work if at half the speed of windows xp.

    I am now looking at group policies and what I have to do.

    I was told gpmc was installed unless you have sp1 installed that I do which is a slight problem.

    I have been told to download adminpak for windows 2008 and that works but I cannot find it anywhere.

    Has anyone got any ideas where I can find a working copy of the adminpak so that I can install it on the vista machine so I can see how things work?

    Thanks for all your help.

    Richard

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    Just run MMC and add GPMC snap-in.

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    The Windows Server 2008 Administration Tools Pack doesn't appear to exist at the moment. If you're connecting a Vista workstation to a 2003 domain, you'll have to administer everything from the MMC on a Vista workstation.

    Vista does implement a lot of changes ever since Group Policy was born. Vista templates are all in *.ADMX format, instead of the traditional *.ADM format. Myself personally, I wouldn't even consider deploying Windows Vista in a domain until I have Windows Server 2008 running.

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    Hi

    I have tried the mmc and add the gpmc but its gone. I only have the local group policiy editor. Sp1 has took it off.

    I am having a look at what it will break rather than go for it like a bull in a china shop.

    Would you like me to list on here what I find.

    Richard

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    That's really strange. There must be a reason why the GPMC has been removed. What tool(s) do you get with Vista SP1?

    According to Microsoft, GPMC 1.0 for XP/2003 is available for download (which is true, I use it all the time) and GPMC 2.0 which is for Vista (and presumably 2008 Server) is integrated by default.

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    I have read that too and spent 2 hours searching for it on the machine.

    Then I found a page on the microsoft site that said it was removed with sp1.

    Dont you just love microsoft.

    Richard

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    RSAT (Remote Server Admin Tools) is currently in beta stage and will be the replacement for the AdminPak & GPMC for Vista. It can be got here: http://connect.microsoft.com/windows...ownloadID=9561

    See here for "reasons" it was removed: http://www.betanews.com/article/Wind...ent/1188398636

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    HI

    Thanks for the link when I enter my user name and passoword it allows me in but says the download is unavailable lols/

    Oh what fun.

    Please could someone else try and see if they get the same message.

    Thanks for all your help.

    Richard

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    You may need to sign up for the beta first. Or need msdn access

    Vista SP1 removes GPMC and you can no longer install it, as you found, the replacement tools are not finished yet. If you wish to manage your vista policies you will need to keep one as RTM and not SP1. Thanks to SteveMC for finding out so I didn't have to :P

    The RTM machine is microsofts rather crap answer.

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    Am downloading it now wish me luck

    Richard

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    ok, so how about a domain controller on 64 bit Windows Server 2003 ? is there any way to get GPMC.msc equivalent ? or can we use RSAT ?

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