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

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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