[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.