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How to Install Microsoft Metadirector Services on a Windows 2000 Server-Based Computer

Article ID: 246862

Article Last Modified on 3/1/2007


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Microsoft Metadirectory Services 2.1

This article was previously published under Q246862


This article provides detailed steps about how to install and uninstall Microsoft Metadirectory Services (MMS) on a Windows 2000 Server-based computer.


To install and uninstall Microsoft Metadirectory Services (MMS) on a Windows 2000 Server-based computer:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  2. Click Add New Programs, and then click the CD-ROM drive or the floppy disk drive to permit your computer to search for a setup executable (.exe) file.
  3. Under Install Program From Floppy Disk or CD-ROM, click Next.
  4. The Run Installation program should find the correct media and path to the Setup.exe file. If the path is correct, click Finish.
  5. Run the INSTALL OR UPGRADE TO ZOOMIT VIA 2.1 program from the Setup interface.
  6. Click Installation Drive, click A NEW INSTALLATION, and then click YES when you receive the Zoomit VIA license agreement.
  7. Read the information regarding Context Prefix to understand the structure you will create, and then click Next.
  8. In the "assign a context prefix to your organization" area, fill in the appropriate boxes to define your context prefix that will serve as the root of your organization.
  9. Confirm your MMS server name in the Enter your server's Metadirectory application name box. Note that it should be populated automatically with the name of the server you are using.
  10. Click Next. It is recommended that you position your server under the Applications OU, but you can choose another. The box is populated with "OU=Applications." Confirm it or change it, and then click Next.
  11. Click Preview Names, note the assigned names, and then click OK. VIA server will copy installation files.
  12. Click Setup Service. A command box will open and the service will be set up.
  13. Note the logon information, administrator account and password when the installation is complete. This will specify how to log on to the MMS.

IMPORTANT: Because the password is automatically generated based on your server name, it is important to remember to change your administrator password immediately.

  1. Click Next, click Done, and then quit the Add/Remove Programs tool. The product is installed.

After installing, you must change the administrator password:

250888 How to change the Administrator Password in Microsoft Metadirectory Services

For information about how to uninstall MMS, see the following article:

246392 How to Uninstall Microsoft Metadirectory Services

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