• Download Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC)

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

    Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on remote computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2 (and, for some roles and features, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003) from a remote computer that is running Windows 7 RC. It includes support for remote management of computers that are running either the Server Core or full installation options of Windows Server 2008 R2, and for some roles and features, Windows Server 2008. Some roles and features on Windows Server 2003 can be managed remotely by using Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC, although the Server Core installation option is not available with the Windows Server 2003 operating system.
    This feature is comparable in functionality to the Windows Server 2003 Administrative Tools Pack and Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1).
    Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC is also available in the following languages:
    • French
    • German
    • Japanese
    • Spanish

    System Requirements
    • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7
    Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC can be installed on computers that are running the Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate editions of Windows 7 RC.
    Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC runs on both x86- and x64-based editions of Windows 7 RC, and can be used to manage roles and features that are running on either the Server Core or full installation options of the x64-based Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. Remote management is also supported for some roles and features that run on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003.
    Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC should not be installed on a computer that is running the Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack or Windows 2000 Server® Administration Tools Pack. Remove all versions of Administration Tools Pack or Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista SP1 from the computer before you install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC.
    Only one copy at a time of Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC can be installed on a computer. Before you install a new package, remove any existing copies of Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC. This includes any copies that are in different languages.

    Instructions

    Installing Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC
    You must be either a member of the Administrators group on the computer on which you want to install the Administration Tools pack, or you must be logged on to the computer by using the built-in Administrator account.
    Important: Remove all versions of Administration Tools Pack or Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista with SP1 from the computer before installing Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC.
    Important: Only one copy of Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC 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 RC. This includes any copies that are in different languages. To remove existing copies of Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC, see Removing the complete Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC pack on this page.
    1. On a computer that is running the RC release of Windows 7 RC, download the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC package from the Microsoft Download Center.
    2. Open the folder into which the package downloaded, and double-click the package to unpack it, and then start the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC Setup Wizard.
    Important: You must accept the License Terms and Limited Warranty to start to install the Administration Tools pack.
    3. Complete all the steps that you must follow by the wizard, and then click Finish to exit the wizard when installation is completed.
    4. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Programs.
    5. In the Programs and Features area, click Turn Windows features on or off.
    6. If you are prompted by User Account Control to enable the Windows Features dialog box to open, click Continue.
    7. In the Windows Features dialog box, expand Remote Server Administration Tools.
    8. Select the remote management tools that you want to install.
    9. Click OK.
    Reinstalling or removing individual Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC
    If a remote administration tool was removed from a computer that is running Windows 7 RC, you can install it again by performing the following steps.
    To reinstall individual remote administration tools:
    1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Programs.
    2. In the Programs and Features area, click Turn Windows features on or off.
    3. If you are prompted by User Account Control to allow the Windows Features dialog box to open, click Continue.
    4. In the Windows Features dialog box, expand Remote Server Administration Tools.
    5. Select the remote management tools that you want to install, or clear the check boxes for any tools that you want to remove. Click OK.
    Removing the complete Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC pack
    You must be either a member of the Administrators group on the computer from which you want to remove the Administration Tools pack, or you must be logged on to the computer by using the built-in Administrator account.
    You can remove the complete Administration Tools pack from a computer by using the Uninstall a program utility in Control Panel.
    To remove the Administration Tools pack
    1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Programs, and then click View installed updates in the Programs and Features area.
    2. Select Update for Microsoft Windows (KB958830).
    3. Click Uninstall.
    Advanced options for running Server Manager on Windows 7 RC
    Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC includes Server Manager for managing roles and features on a computer that is running either the full or Server Core installation options of Windows Server 2008 R2. To manage a computer remotely by using Server Manager, you connect Server Manager to a remote computer in the same manner you would connect Microsoft Management consoles (MMCs) for other technologies.
    You must be a member of the Administrators group on any remote computers that you want to manage by using Server Manager.
    To run Server Manager on Windows 7 RC, and target it at a server that is running Windows Server 2008 R2, follow these steps.
    On the remote computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2:
    1. On the remote computer that you want to manage, open Server Manager. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.
    2. In the Server Summary area, click Configure Server Manager Remote Management.
    3. Select Allow remote management of this server from other computers by using Server Manager and Windows PowerShell. Click OK.
    On the computer that is running Windows 7 RC:
    1. Install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC by using procedures on this Web page.
    2. On the computer that is running Windows 7 RC, open a Command Prompt session with elevated user rights by clicking Start, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, right-clicking Command Prompt, and then clicking Run as administrator.
    3. Start the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) service.Type the following, and then press Enter.
    net start winrm
    For more information about how to run Server Manager targeted at remote computers, see Remote Management with Server Manager (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=137378) in the Server Manager Help.

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  • Download Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7 RC

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    The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7 helps you to install, customize, and deploy the Microsoft Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008 R2 family of operating systems.

    Overview

    The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) is a set of tools and documentation that support the configuration and deployment of Windows® operating systems. By using Windows AIK, you can automate Windows installations, capture Windows images with ImageX, configure and modify images using Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management (DISM), create Windows PE images, and migrate user profiles and data with the User State Migration Tool (USMT). Windows AIK also includes the Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT), which enables IT professionals to automate and centrally manage the volume activation process using a Multiple Activation Key (MAK).

    System Requirements
    • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7
    • Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003 R2 SP3
    • Windows Vista SP1
    • Windows Server 2008 family
    • Windows 7 family
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 family

    Instructions

    To install the Windows AIK, you must first download the ISO, Write the ISO file to a DVD using a third party tool, and then install the Windows AIK from the DVD.
    For the latest issues and known workarounds, see the Windows AIK Readme file (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139690).

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  • Download Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 RTM

    Service Pack 2, the latest service pack for both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, supports new types of hardware and emerging hardware standards, includes all of the updates that have been delivered since SP1, and simplifies deployment, for consumers, developers, and IT professionals.windows-vista-logo-1 

    Select any of the following link to download service pack.

    Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 - Five Language Standalone for x86 (KB948465)ws08_logo_hero

    Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 - Five Language Standalone for x64-based systems (KB948465)

    Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 - Five Language Standalone DVD ISO (KB948465)

    This is a DVD ISO image that contains Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 for x86, x64, IA-64 and Windows Vista for x86, x64. This image is only applicable to computers that have one or more of the following languages: English, German, French, Japanese, or Spanish.

    Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista (SP2) is an update to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 that supports new kinds of hardware and emerging hardware standards, and includes all updates delivered since SP1. SP2 simplifies administration by enabling IT administrators to deploy and support a single service pack for clients and servers. Please see the Windows Server SP2/Windows Vista SP2 page on TechNet/MSDN for additional details and documentation.
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    SP2 is an update to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista that incorporates improvements discovered through automated feedback, as well as updates that have been delivered since SP1. By providing these fixes integrated into a single service pack for both client and server, Microsoft provides a single high-quality update that minimizes deployment and testing complexity for customers.
    Service Pack 1 is a prerequisite for installing Service Pack 2. Please make sure that your system is running Service Pack 1 before you install Service Pack 2.
    Note: Windows Server 2008 released with Service Pack 1 included. Windows Vista SP1 information and downloads can be found on the Windows Vista SP1 TechNet page.

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  • Download Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate

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    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/R2-Download.aspx

    Overview

    This software is for evaluation and testing purposes. Evaluating any version of Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate software does not require product activation or entering a product key. Any edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate may be installed without activation and evaluated for an initial 30 days. If you need more time to evaluate Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate, the initial 30 day evaluation can be extended to March 1, 2010 (at which time the OS will become inoperable) by entering the product key below for your selected edition.


    Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate Product Keys for Evaluation
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate Enterprise

  • Product Code : Q7Y83-W4FVQ-6MC6C-6QQTD-TPM88
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate Standard
  • Product Code : Q7Y83-W4FVQ-6MC6C-6QQTD-TPM88
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate Datacenter
  • Product Code : MW6C7-2MYCB-PF3DK-VCQ2W-XGWFP
    Windows Web Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate
  • Product Code: RBBKH-BVD6B-74FV9-RYPJ7-TCFXB
    Download the evaluation version below. Images are ISO formats. Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter editions are available via the same download Windows_Server_2008_R2_RC_EN.iso

    Please refer to the Windows Server 2008 R2 RC: Reviewers Guide. We suggest that you print this document before downloading the software.

    Instructions

    Please refer to the documents below for further information

  • Installing this Release Candidate of Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Release Notes: Important Issues in this Release Candidate of Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Things to Know About This Release Candidate of Windows Server 2008 R2

    Additional Information

    Note that the files below are language-specific, where “EN” is English, "FR" is French, "ES" is Spanish, “DE” is German, “JP” is Japanese. Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter editions are available via the same download Windows_Server_2008_R2_RC_EN.iso - you will be prompted for edition installation at setup.
    If you are a TechNet subscriber, please visit the Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate TechNet Subscriber download page.
    If you are a MSDN subscriber, please visit the Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate MSDN Subscriber download page.

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