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Article ID: 974877 - Last Review: August 25, 2009 - Revision: 1.0

INTRODUCTION

This article describes the tools that are available for installation as part of Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7. Tools in this package can be used to manage technologies that run on Windows Server 2008 R2 and also some technologies that run on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, or Windows Server 2008.

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Remote Server Administration Tools technologyDescriptionManages technology on Windows Server 2003Manages technology on Windows Server 2008
Active Directory Certificate Services ToolsActive Directory Certificate Services Tools includes the Certification Authority, Certificate Templates, Enterprise PKI, and Online Responder Management snap-ins., except Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP)
Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Tools and Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) ToolsActive Directory Domain Services includes Active Directory Users and Computers, Active Directory Domains and Trusts, Active Directory Sites and Services, Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC), Server for Network Information Service (NIS) tools, the Windows PowerShell module for Active Directory, and other snap-ins and command-line tools for remotely managing Active Directory Domain Services.

- Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Tools includes Active Directory Sites and Services, ADSI Edit, Schema Manager, and other snap-ins and command-line tools for managing Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services.

- Server for NIS Tools includes an extension to the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in, and the Ypclear.exe command-line tool.
, Windows PowerShell and ADAC remote management require the Active Directory Web Service download package., PowerShell and ADAC remote management require the Active Directory Web Service download package.
BitLocker Active Directory Recovery Password ViewerThe BitLocker Active Directory Recovery Password Viewer tool is an extension for the Active Directory Users and Computers Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in. Using this tool, you can open a computer object's Properties dialog box to view the corresponding BitLocker recovery passwords.Not availableNot available
DHCP Server ToolsDHCP Server Tools includes the DHCP Management Console and the Netsh command-line tool.
DNS Server ToolsDNS Server Tools include the DNS Manager snap-in and the Ddnscmd.exe command-line tool.
Failover Clustering ToolsFailover Clustering Tools include Failover Cluster Manager, Windows PowerShell tools for managing Failover Clustering, and the Cluster.exe command-line tool.Not available
File Services ToolsFile Services Tools include the following:

- Distributed File System Tools include the DFS Management snap-in, and the Dfsradmin.exe, Dfsrdiag.exe, Dfscmd.exe, Dfsdiag.exe, and Dfsutil.exe command-line tools.
- File Server Resource Manager tools include the File Server Resource Manager snap-in, and the Dirquota.exe, Filescrn.exe, and Storrept.exe command line tools.
- Share and Storage Management Tools include the Share and Storage Management snap-in.


FSRM, DFSR, and Share and Storage Management are available in Windows Server 2003 R2 and later versions.
Group Policy Management ToolsGroup Policy Management Tools include Group Policy Management Console, Group Policy Management Editor, and Group Policy Starter GPO Editor.
Hyper-V ToolsHyper-V Tools include the Hyper-V Manager snap-in and the Virtual Machine Connection remote access tool.Not available
Network Load Balancing ToolsNetwork Load Balancing Tools include the Network Load Balancing Manager snap-in, Windows PowerShell tools for managing Network Load Balancing, and the Nlb.exe and Wlbs.exe command-line tools.
Remote Desktop Services ToolsRemote Desktop Services Tools include the Remote Desktop Services Manager and Remote Desktop snap-ins.
Server ManagerServer Manager includes the Server Manager console.

Remote management with Server Manager is available only in Windows Server 2008 R2.
Not availableNot available



SMTP Server ToolsSMTP Server Tools include the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) snap-in.
Storage Explorer ToolsStorage Explorer Tools include the Storage Explorer snap-in.Not available
Storage Manager for Storage Area Networks (SANs) ToolsStorage Manager for SANs Tools include the Storage Manager for SANs snap-in and the Provisionstorage.exe command-line tool.

Storage Manager for SANs is available in Windows Server 2003 R2 and later versions.
Windows System Resource Manager ToolsWindows System Resource Manager Tools include the Windows System Resource Manager snap-in and the Wsrmc.exe command-line tool.Not available

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For more information about Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d)

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  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
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