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What Are the Remote Server Administration Tools?

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

When you install Remote Server Administration Tools on a server running Windows Server® 2008 R2, you select the roles, role services, and features you want to manage on remote computers running either Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2.

When Remote Server Administration Tools installation completes, snap-ins and tools to manage corresponding roles, role services, and features are available on your computer. For more information about how to install Remote Server Administration Tools, see Installing or Removing the Remote Server Administration Tools Pack.

Available Remote Server Administration Tools

The following tools are available for installation with Remote Server Administration Tools in Windows Server 2008 R2.

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When you install tools for specific roles, role services, and features within Remote Server Administration Tools, you install only a set of snap-ins and tools for remote management of those roles, role services, and features installed on other computers. Installing Remote Server Administration Tools does not install any roles or features on the local computer.

Remote Server Administration Tools for roles

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This list of roles may have been updated since this content was published. To check for updates, see the Windows Server 2008 R2 TechCenter (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=122006).

 

Remote Server Administration Tools role Description

Active Directory Certificate Services Tools

Active Directory Certificate Services Tools includes the Certification Authority, Certificate Templates, Enterprise PKI, and Online Responder Management snap-ins.

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) Tools

Active Directory Domain Services includes Active Directory Users and Computers, Active Directory Domains and Trusts, Active Directory Sites and Services, Active Directory Administrative Center, Server for NIS tools, the Active Directory Windows PowerShell provider and cmdlets, and other snap-ins and command-line tools for remotely managing Active Directory Domain Services.

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Tools includes Active Directory Sites and Services, ADSI Edit, Schema Manager, and other snap-ins and command-line tools for managing Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services.

Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) Tools

Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) Tools includes the Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) snap-in.

DHCP Server Tools

DHCP Server Tools includes the DHCP snap-in.

DNS Server Tools

DNS Server Tools includes the DNS Manager snap-in and dnscmd.exe command-line tool.

Fax Server Tools

Fax Server Tools includes the Fax Service Manager snap-in.

File Services Tools

File Services Tools include the following:

  • Distributed File System Tools includes the DFS Management snap-in, and the dfsradmin.exe, dfsrdiag.exe, dfscmd.exe, dfsdiag.exe, and dfsutil.exe command-line tools.

  • File Server Resource Manager Tools includes the File Server Resource Manager snap-in, and the filescrn.exe and storrept.exe command-line tools.

  • Services for Network File System Tools includes the Network File System snap-in, and the nfsadmin.exe, showmount.exe, and rpcinfo.exe command-line tools.

Hyper-V™ Tools

Hyper-V Tools includes the Hyper-V Manager snap-in and other tools for managing Hyper-V.

Network Policy and Access Services Tools

Network Policy and Access Services Tools includes the Routing and Remote Access and Health Registration Authority snap-ins.

Print and Document Services Tools

Print and Document Services Tools includes the Print Management snap-in.

Remote Desktop Services Tools

Remote Desktop Services Tools includes the RemoteApp Manager, RD Gateway Manager, and RD Licensing Manager snap-ins.

  • RD Connection Broker Tools includes the RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Manager snap-ins.

Web Server (IIS) Tools

Web Server (IIS) Tools includes the Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Manager and IIS Manager snap-ins.

Windows Deployment Services Tools

Windows Deployment Services Tools includes the Windows Deployment Services snap-in, wdsutil.exe command-line tool, and Remote Install extension for the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in.

Remote Server Administration Tools for features

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This list of features may have been updated since this content was published. To check for updates, see the Windows Server 2008 R2 TechCenter (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=122006).

 

Remote Server Administration Tools feature Description

BitLocker Drive Encryption Administration Utilities

BitLocker Drive Encryption Administration Utilities includes the manage-bde.wsf script, and the BitLocker Active Directory Recovery Password Viewer.

BITS Server Extensions Tools

BITS Server Extensions Tools includes the Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Manager and IIS Manager snap-ins.

Failover Clustering Tools

Failover Clustering Tools includes the Failover Cluster Manager snap-in and the cluster.exe command-line tool.

Network Load Balancing Tools

Network Load Balancing Tools includes the Network Load Balancing Manager snap-in, and the nlb.exe and wlbs.exe command-line tools.

SMTP Server Tools

SMTP Server Tools includes the Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Manager snap-in.

WINS Server Tools

Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) Server Tools includes the WINS snap-in.

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