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RSAT tools for Windows 7 Service Pack 1

RSAT tools for Windows 7 Service Pack 1

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Many of you have asked about when the RSAT tools for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 would be available for download.  As of this morning, the target download date that I was given is today.


Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows® 7 with SP1 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 or Windows 7 with SP1.

Hope that helps.


  • According to the VPC guy's blog:, the WVPC installer also had to be updated. Please do not repeat this for SP2 or Windows 8. Additional component downloads should not be tied to service packs.

  • Gracias, o espero con ansias.

  • Just curious if this was still on track for the 12th.  Many people itching to get this.....

  • Yes, I havent heard any different.

  • That's less than a week :-)

  • Finally

  • This has been a real PITA.  I hope MS realizes that their OS is totally useless to administrators when the tools don't work on them.  Come on MS, get your head out of your ***!

  • Can't wait..  I have always used these tools to keep things organized and me productive.

  • Yay!  Finally a date to mark.  Thanks Microsoft!  

  • Download details: Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1):$Microsoft+Download+Center$

    I think Xmas came early

  • It's there now but I refuse to download it. Vista RSAT tools were 17 MB (x86) and 24 MB (x64). Windows 7 SP1 RSAT 230 MB (x86) and 239 MB!!! (x64). WHAT HAPPENED????

  • And your alternative is...what?

    What was the size of the Win7 one before?  Can't benchmark to Vista.

  • Yes, thank you!

    We have fast internet connections so the size won't be a problem ;-)

  • Is this it already?

  • Whatever has made the size grow 13 times from the RC (which was 35 and 42 MB), can't it be packaged separately? Probably the Hyper-V remote management tools. Maybe size for Windows 7 SP2 RSAT will be 2.3 GB. Downloading is not a problem at all </sarcasm>