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When you try to install the Microsoft Exchange System Management Tools on a Windows XP-based client computer, you may receive the following error message:
You receive this error message although you have installed the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools (Adminpak.msi).
The component "Microsoft Exchange System Management Tool" cannot be assigned the action "install" because the Windows 2000 Administration Tools must be present.
This behavior occurs because Exchange Setup only determines if the Windows 2000 Administration Tools are installed on the client computer. The Windows 2000 version of the Administration Tools is not supported on Windows XP.
To resolve this issue, obtain and install the Exchange2000-kb815529-x86-enu.exe package before you install the Exchange System Management Tools. This update causes the Exchange 2000 Setup program to interpret that the Windows 2000 Administration Tools are installed on your Windows XP-based client computer. The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the Exchange2000-kb815529-x86-enu.exe package now.
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(http://microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=674A4834-023D-4AA0-BE6B-0ED7C3EBEC3D&displaylang=en)Release Date: 03-Apr-2003
For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file. Important This update does not install the Windows 2000 Administration Tools. You must install the Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools on Windows XP-based client computers.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/EN-US/ )How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
To install the Exchange System Management Tools on a Windows XP client computer:
To work around this issue, use the Remote Desktop feature to connect to a Windows 2000 Server-based computer that is running Terminal Services and the Windows 2000 Administration tools so that you can remotely manage Exchange 2000 Server.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server.
To remove the Exchange System Management Tools from the client computer:
Article ID: 815529 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 6.5