JSI Tip 4831. How do I administer Windows 2000 computers Using Windows XP Professional clients?

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 304718 contains the following summary and introduction:

Summary

This article describes how to use the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools package to remotely administer servers that are running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Windows 2000 from a Windows XP-based or a Windows Server 2003-based client computer. Additionally, this article discusses how to download the Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack, what its known issues are, and the various compatibility issues that occur when you remotely administer Windows 2000-based servers and Windows 2000 Professional-based computers.

Introduction

This article describes how to use the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools package and how to use Windows XP-based clients or Windows Server 2003-based clients to remotely administer Microsoft Windows 2000-based and Windows Server 2003-based computers. The following topics are discussed in this article:

How to remotely administer computers that are running Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 from Windows Server 2003-based clients and from Windows XP-based clients that are using the original-released version of the Adminpak.msi file from the Windows Server 2003 media.
How to download the original-released version of the Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack from the Microsoft Web site.
Known issues that may occur when you use Administration tools from the Windows Server 2003 Adminpack.msi file to manage Windows 2000-based and Windows Server 2003-based computers.
Compatibility issues that occur when Windows 2000 Professional-based computers that have Windows 2000 Administration tools installed are upgraded to Windows XP.
Compatibility issues that occur when Windows 2000 domain controllers are upgraded to Windows Server 2003 domain controllers.
Other procedures to remotely administer Microsoft Windows-based servers.
Administration Tools version Windows operating system
Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack Windows Server 2003
Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or later
Windows XP Professional with hotfix Q329357
Windows 2000 Administration Tools Windows 2000



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