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Windows Server 2008 Administration Tools for Windows Vista (RSAT)

I’m not sure if people know this but Microsoft has released Remote Server Administration Tools. RSAT enables to remotely manage Windows Server 2008 roles and features from a computer running Windows Vista SP1. It includes also support for managing Windows Server 2008 Core Edition. Basically it’s “the next version” of ADMINPAK.MSI.

Here are the Role Administration Tools:

* Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) Tools
* Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Tools
* Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) Tools
* DHCP Server Service Tools
* DNS Server Service Tools
* Shared Folders Tools
* Network Policy and Access Services Tools
* Terminal Services Tools
* Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) Services Tools

Here are the Feature Administration Tools:

* BitLocker Drive Encryption Tools
* Failover Clustering Tools
* Group Policy Management Tools
* Network Load Balancing Tools
* SMTP Server Tools
* Storage Manager for SANs Tools
* Windows System Resource Manager Tools

It is possible to manage Windows Server 2003 servers as well and here’s the list from the tools:

*Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Tools
*Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) Tools
*Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) Tools
*DHCP Server Tools
*DNS Server Tools
*Group Policy Management Tools
*Network Load Balancing Tools
*Terminal Services Tools
*Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) Services Tools

Download links:

RSAT (x86) and RSAT (x64)

PS! This should work on Windows 7 as well.

-Eric

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