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Announcing Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista SP1

Announcing Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista SP1

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Now available, Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) is the collection of Windows Server management tools provided to enable IT professionals to manage their Windows Server infrastructure from their computers running Windows Vista with Service Pack 1. RSAT is available as a separate download rather than as part of another product.

 

Install RSAT from the following locations:

 

·         Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista with SP1 (x86): http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9FF6E897-23CE-4A36-B7FC-D52065DE9960

 

Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista with SP1(x64): http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D647A60B-63FD-4AC5-9243-BD3C497D2BC5

 

Availability

RSAT is available to all customers as part of supplemental Microsoft Software License Terms to Windows Vista licenses.

 

RSAT Questions and Answers

 

Q.        Why is Microsoft making RSAT available?

A.        Many IT professionals manage their servers from their own desktops. RSAT enables IT professionals to use the updated Windows Server 2008 management tools to manage their servers remotely from their own computers.

 

Q.        Which operating systems does RSAT manage?

A.        All RSAT tools manage Windows Server 2008 servers. Certain RSAT tools also manage servers running Windows Server 2003.

 

Q.        Is RSAT the next version of ADMINPAK.MSI?

A.        Yes. As ADMINPAK.MSI provides IT professionals the ability to remotely manage their Windows Server 2003 servers, RSAT provides updated functionality for Windows Server management from computers running Windows Vista with Service Pack 1. All RSAT tools support the management of servers running Windows Server 2008; some of these tools also support the management of servers running Windows Server 2003, and thus can be considered a replacement for ADMINPAK.MSI.

 

Q.        Will RSAT run on the version of Windows Vista with no service packs installed?

A.        No. RSAT requires Windows Vista with Service Pack 1.

 

Q.        Will RSAT include Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) for Windows Vista with SP1?

A.        Yes.

 

Q:        Will the GPMC provided by RSAT allow me to manage Group Policy preference items from a computer running Windows Vista with SP1?

A.        Yes.

 

Q.        What tools does RSAT include?

A.        RSAT includes the following tools and features:

 

Role Administration Tools managing Windows Server 2008 servers:

          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

 

Feature Administration Tools managing Windows Server 2008 servers:

          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

 

The tools in the following list are fully supported managing Windows Server 2003 servers:

           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

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