Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7

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Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 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. 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, although the Server Core installation option is not available with the Windows Server 2003 operating system. 

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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 runs on both x86- and x64-based editions of Windows 7, 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 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.
Only one copy at a time of Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 can be installed on a computer. Before you install a new package, remove any existing copies of Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7. This includes any copies that are in different languages.


For detailed information about the tools available in Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7, and the supported operating systems at which they can be targeted, see Knowledge Base article 958830.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Installing Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7
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.
Important: 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 any copies that are in different languages. To remove existing copies of Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7, see Removing the complete Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 pack on this page.
1. On a computer that is running Windows 7, download the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 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 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.
10. Configure the Start menu to display the Administration Tools shortcut, if it is not already there.
• Right-click Start, and then click Properties.
• On the Start Menu tab, click Customize.
• 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.
Reinstalling or removing individual Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7
If a remote administration tool was removed from a computer that is running Windows 7, 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 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, and then click Uninstall a program in the Programs area.
2. Click View installed updates.
3. Select Update for Microsoft Windows (958830).
4. Click Uninstall.

Additional Information

For more information about Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7, see the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 Help on the Windows Server TechCenter.
For information about how to run Server Manager targeted at remote computers, see Remote Management with Server Manager in the Server Manager Help.

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  • I upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 RTM without first uninstalling RSAT for Vista.  Now I don't have an option to uninstall RSAT for Vista (under Add Programs nor Add Features), but RSAT for Windows 7 states "The update is not applicable to your computer.

    Do you have any suggestions?

    Thanks.

  • This will not be available in Add/Remove.

    To remove the Administration Tools pack

    1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Uninstall a program in the Programs area.

    2. Click View installed updates.

    3. Select Update for Microsoft Windows (958830).

    4. Click Uninstall.