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Managing Your Server Remotely with Remote Server Administration Tools

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic describes how you open and use snap-ins and tools that are installed as part of Remote Server Administration Tools to manage roles and features installed on other servers.

Opening snap-ins for remote administration

Perform the following steps to open a snap-in that is installed as part of Remote Server Administration Tools.

To open a snap-in for remote administration
  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click the snap-in you want to open.

  2. Select the computer on which you want to manage roles, role services, or features by using the appropriate command, either on the Action menu, or in the Actions pane. Typically, this command is titled Connect to Another Computer, or similar. In many snap-ins, you can also access the Connect to Another Computer command by right-clicking the topmost node in the tree pane for the snap-in, and then clicking Connect to Another Computer.

  3. In the Select Computer dialog box, do one of the following:

    • Type the name or IP address of a computer that is running Windows Server 2003, Windows Server® 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2, on which the role or feature that you want to manage is installed.

    • Click Browse to select the computer on which the role or feature that you want to manage is installed.

  4. Click OK to close the Browse for a Computer dialog box.

  5. Click OK to close the Select Computer dialog box.

Refer to the Help for the role or feature that you want to manage remotely for information about specific tasks and management considerations. If you are working in a snap-in, press F1 to open the Help for that snap-in.

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