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What Are the Remote Server Administration Tools?

Updated: June 4, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

When you install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows® 7 on a computer that is running Windows 7, you select the roles, role services, and features you that want to manage on remote computers that are running either Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2003.

When Administration Tools installation is complete, snap-ins and tools to manage corresponding roles, role services, and features are available on your computer.

For Windows 7, the following tools are available for installation together with Administration Tools.

noteNote
When you install tools for specific roles, role services, and features within 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 Administration Tools does not install any roles or features on the local computer.

 

Remote Server Administration Tools role or technology 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 Network Information Service (NIS) tools, the Windows PowerShell module for Active Directory , 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.

Server for NIS Tools includes an extension to the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in, and the ypclear.exe command-line tool.

DHCP Server Tools

DHCP Server Tools includes the DHCP Management Console and netsh command-line tool.

DNS Server Tools

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

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 dirquota.exe, filescrn.exe and storrept.exe command line tools.

  • Share and Storage Management Tools includes the Share and Storage Management snap-in.

Hyper-V™ Tools

Hyper-V Tools includes the Hyper-V Manager snap-in and the Virtual Machine Connection remote access tool.

Remote Desktop Services Tools

Remote Desktop Services Tools includes the Remote Desktop Services Manager and Remote Desktop snap-ins.

Server Manager

Server Manager includes the Server Manager console.

 

Remote Server Administration Tools feature Description

BitLocker Active Directory Recovery Password Viewer

The BitLocker Active Directory Recovery Password Viewer tool is an extension for the Active Directory Users and Computers Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in. Using this tool, you can open the Properties dialog box for a computer object to view the corresponding BitLocker recovery passwords.

Failover Clustering Tools

Failover Clustering Tools includes Failover Cluster Manager, Windows PowerShell tools for managing Failover Clustering, and the cluster.exe command-line tool.

Group Policy Management Tools

Group Policy Management Tools includes Group Policy Management Console, Group Policy Management Editor, and Group Policy Starter GPO Editor.

Network Load Balancing Tools

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

SMTP Server Tools

SMTP Server Tools includes the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) snap-in.

Storage Explorer Tools

Storage Explorer Tools includes the Storage Explorer snap-in.

Storage Manager for SANs Tools

Storage Manager for SANs Tools includes the Storage Manager for SANs snap-in, and the provisionstorage.exe command-line tool.

Windows System Resource Manager Tools

Windows System Resource Manager Tools includes the Windows System Resource Manager snap-in, and the wsrmc.exe command-line tool.

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