Cannot open some AD MMC snap-ins from Server 2003 2.0 MMC

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Michele, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. Michele

    Michele Guest

    I've successfully added a Server 2003 R2 domain controller to a Server 2003
    SP1 domain.

    However, on the preexisting server the DNS, AD Sites & Services and AD Users
    and Computers consoles are unavailable to the Administrator who performed the

    The error is MMC cannot open the file <path> \<mscname>.msc. This may
    because the file does not exist, is not an MMC console, or was created by a
    later version of MMC. This may also be becasue you do not have
    sufficient access rights to the file.

    The file does exist and the administrator does have rights, however I
    believe that during the setup and installation of the new domain controller
    some msc files were updated to run the new MMC 3.0 and will no longer run on
    the existing MMC 2.0.

    Does anyone have a solution for the problem short of installing MMC 3.0 onto
    the existing servers? Does installing MMC 3.0 onto the existing servers allow
    access to all mmc files?

    Thank you.
    Michele, Nov 30, 2007
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