MICROSOFT SHIPS BETA XP . . .

MICROSOFT SHIPS BETA XP . . .

Post by Jim » Fri, 30 Nov 2001 02:49:12



-Jim-


  [quote] MICROSOFT SHIPS BETA XP ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS PACK
  MICROSOFT SHIPS BETA XP ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS PACK
  When Windows XP shipped in October, a curious omission rendered the
  OS useless to most IT professionals and administrators. With its
  previous Windows NT-based product, Windows 2000, the company shipped a
  set of tools on the product's CD-ROM that let users with Win2K
  Professional Edition administer Win2K Server machines from their
  desktops. But this set of tools, dubbed the Administrative Tools Pack,
  was conspicuously missing from the XP CD-ROM, however, and the Win2K
  versions don't work with XP. After checking with Microsoft several
  times during the past few weeks, I confirmed that new versions of the
  tools are on the way.

  Late Monday, Microsoft released a beta version of the tools for free
  download, and Microsoft says that the final version will be available
  by the end of the year. The tools consists of a set of Microsoft
  Management Console (MMC) snap-ins that give XP Professional the full
  set of administration tools that a usual Win2K Server installation
  contains, including all the Active Directory (AD) administration tools.[/quote]

  Just in case we needed more evidence that XP was shipped before it was ready.

  The above in addition to 200 + items for the SP1 and 3 critical updates so far.
  -Jim-

 
 
 

MICROSOFT SHIPS BETA XP . . .

Post by moosensquirre » Sat, 01 Dec 2001 09:57:16


It appears it went missing.

Hmmm, I wonder where this one went?

-Jim-


  [quote] MICROSOFT SHIPS BETA XP ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS PACK
  MICROSOFT SHIPS BETA XP ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS PACK
  When Windows XP shipped in October, a curious omission rendered the
  OS useless to most IT professionals and administrators. With its
  previous Windows NT-based product, Windows 2000, the company shipped a
  set of tools on the product's CD-ROM that let users with Win2K
  Professional Edition administer Win2K Server machines from their
  desktops. But this set of tools, dubbed the Administrative Tools Pack,
  was conspicuously missing from the XP CD-ROM, however, and the Win2K
  versions don't work with XP. After checking with Microsoft several
  times during the past few weeks, I confirmed that new versions of the
  tools are on the way.

  Late Monday, Microsoft released a beta version of the tools for free
  download, and Microsoft says that the final version will be available
  by the end of the year. The tools consists of a set of Microsoft
  Management Console (MMC) snap-ins that give XP Professional the full
  set of administration tools that a usual Win2K Server installation
  contains, including all the Active Directory (AD) administration tools.[/quote]

  Just in case we needed more evidence that XP was shipped before it was ready.

  The above in addition to 200 + items for the SP1 and 3 critical updates so far.
  -Jim-