Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Server 2008


 

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers running Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2003, from a remote computer that is running Windows 7.

Some of the tools in this download package include:
DHCP Server Tools
DNS Server Tools
Failover Clustering Tools
Group Policy Management Tools
Hyper-V Tools
Server Manager

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 can be installed ONLY on computers that are running the Enterprise, Professional, or Ultimate editions of Windows 7.

Installing Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7
Excerpted from the RSA Tools Download page

You must be an Administrator on the computer on which you want to install the Administration Tools pack.

Only one copy of Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 can be installed on a computer at one time.  Before you install a new package, remove any existing copies of Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7. This includes going from the Windows 7 version to the Windows 7 version with SP1 or installing RSAT for a different languages.

1. On a computer that is running Windows 7, download the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 package.

2. Double-click to start the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 Setup Wizard.

3. Complete the steps presented by the installation wizard, and then click Finish to exit the wizard when installation is completed.

Accessing the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Programs and Features.

2. In the Programs and Features area, click Turn Windows features on or off (See image).

3. Click Continue if you are prompted by User Account Control .

4. In the Windows Features dialog box, expand Remote Server Administration Tools.

5. Select the remote management tools that you want to install (See image).

6. Click OK.

Configure the Start menu to display the Administration Tools shortcut, if it is not already there.
1. Right-click Start, and then click Properties.

2. On the Start Menu tab, click Customize.

3. In the Customize Start Menu dialog box, scroll down to System Administrative Tools, and then select Display on the All Programs menu and the Start menu. Click OK.  Shortcuts for snap-ins installed by Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 are added to the Administrative Tools list on the Start menu.

 

Links:
Description of Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 (KB958830)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958830

Download the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7887

Installing Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7
http://www.petri.co.il/remote-server-administration-tools-for-windows-7.htm

Group Policy management for IT pros
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/group-policy-management-for-it-pros

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