Dial-in Tab in AD Users & Computers in Windows XP

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Cameron McShane, May 17, 2004.

  1. Hey all

    I have found that the in Active Directory Users and Computers MMC snap-in in
    Windows XP the dial-in tab is not available. This does not seem to be the
    case on Windows 2000 machines. A quick search has shown that this is in fact
    the case, but is there anyway around it at all?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Regards



    Cameron
     
    Cameron McShane, May 17, 2004
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  2. Taken from one of my earlier posts. Use the attachend reg file to register
    dialin tab + copy some files.

    I have seen this question asked a lot lately, so I went trough
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=304718 and used reverse steps to get
    proper dll's and registrations, so that dial-in tap can appear in users
    property on Windows Server 2003 admin pack used on windows XP

    Here are the steps:
    1. Import following registry info (it is in dialin.zip file)
    2. From Windows Server 2003 copy following files to %systemroot%\system32
    folder on Windows XP
    - rasuser.dll
    - mprsnap.dll
    - rtrfiltr.dll
    3. open command prompt (Windows XP) and go to %systemroot%\system32
    4. issue regsvr32 rasuser.dll
    5. Now you should see dial-in tab on users property I have to stress here,
    that his is unsupported way to do this and that you are doing this on your
    own risk. But you probably already know that ;-)

    --

    Regards

    Matjaz Ladava, MCSA, MCSE, MCT, MVP
    Microsoft MVP Windows Server - Active Directory
    ,
     
    Matjaz Ladava [MVP], May 17, 2004
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  3. Cameron McShane says...
    Hello Cameron,

    this is intended, you are supposed to use remote desktop to administer
    those settings. The way mentioned sometimes about copying files from a
    Server OS to the Client does (as far as I know) violate licencing and
    eula since you are mixing binaries from two OSs on one machine. Another
    way is to install W2k Adminpak first, then WS2k3 Adminpak.

    However, MS didn't include the Tab on purpose, and I believe they'll
    fix this with the next version of the adminpak (perhaps in SP1).
     
    Ulf B. Simon-Weidner [MVP], May 17, 2004
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  4. Santhosh Sivarajan, May 19, 2004
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  5. Santhosh Sivarajan says...
    Hello Santhosh,

    that's what I ment when I wrote
    "The way mentioned sometimes about copying files from a
    Server OS to the Client does (as far as I know) violate licencing and
    eula since you are mixing binaries from two OSs on one machine."

    It's up to you to decide if you want to do something which is propably
    not supported and violates licencing in your company on your production
    systems.
     
    Ulf B. Simon-Weidner [MVP], May 20, 2004
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