Today, Microsoft released the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) to the web.  RSAT is the collection of Windows Server 2008 management tools which enable IT professionals to manage their Windows Server infrastructure from their PCs running Windows Vista with Service Pack 1.

 

The list of Windows Server 2008 administration tools which are included in RSAT are:

 

Role Administration Tools:

·               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

·               Uniiversal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) Services Tools

 

Feature Administration Tools:

·               BitLocker Drive Encryption Tools

·               Failover Clustering Tools (yay!)

·               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 can be used to manage 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

 

Download RSAT today from:

 

·         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