Review: Vista Not Ready for Sys Admins

I recently began running Vista at work and much to my chagrin, discovered some real drawbacks from a systems administrator perspective. The very first thing a typical sysadmin adds to their workstation to work in an active directory (AD) environment are the tools enabled by installing adminpak.msi. I always create a custom Microsoft Management Console (mmc) to manage AD and add things like DHCP, DNS, ADUC, and GPMC because those are the tools I use every day. After adding the adminpak, nothing worked. So after a little research, I found folks had already discovered this and managed to find a script that would re-register all of the .dll files. Re-registering all of the adminpak dll’s is necessary to use the admin tools under Vista. [Read more…]