Description of Remote Server Administration Tools
This article describes the tools that are available for installation as part of Remote Server Administration Tools.
Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Original KB number: 958830
This article describes the tools that are available for installation as part of Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7. Tools in this package can be used to manage technologies that run on Windows Server 2008 R2. They can also be used to manage some technologies that run on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, or Windows Server 2008.
|Remote Server Administration Tools technology||Description||Manages technology on Windows Server 2003||Manages technology on Windows Server 2008|
|Active Directory Certificate Services Tools||Active Directory Certificate Services Tools include:
||√, except Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP)||√|
|Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Tools and Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) Tools||AD DS Tools include:
AD LDS Tools include:
Server for NIS Tools includes:
|√, Windows PowerShell and ADAC remote management require the Active Directory Web Service download package.||√, PowerShell and ADAC remote management require the Active Directory Web Service download package.|
|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 a computer object's Properties dialog box to view the corresponding BitLocker recovery passwords.||Not available||Not available|
|DHCP Server Tools||DHCP Server Tools include the DHCP Management Console, and the Netsh command-line tool.||√||√|
|DNS Server Tools||DNS Server Tools include the DNS Manager snap-in, and the Ddnscmd.exe command-line tool.||√||√|
|Failover Clustering Tools||Failover Clustering Tools include:
|File Services Tools||File Services Tools include:
|Group Policy Management Tools||Group Policy Management Tools include:
|Hyper-V Tools||Hyper-V Tools include the Hyper-V Manager snap-in, and the Virtual Machine Connection remote access tool.||Not available||√|
|Network Load-Balancing Tools||Network Load-Balancing Tools include:
|Remote Desktop Services Tools||Remote Desktop Services Tools include the Remote Desktop Services Manager, and Remote Desktop snap-ins.||√||√|
|Server Manager||Server Manager includes the Server Manager console.
Remote management with Server Manager is available only in Windows Server 2008 R2.
|Not available||Not available|
|SMTP Server Tools||Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) Server Tools include the SMTP snap-in.||√||√|
|Storage Explorer Tools||Storage Explorer Tools include the Storage Explorer snap-in.||Not available||√|
|Storage Manager for Storage Area Networks (SANs) Tools||Storage Manager for SANs Tools includes:
Storage Manager for SANs is available in Windows Server 2003 R2 and later versions.
|Windows System Resource Manager Tools||Windows System Resource Manager Tools include: