Description of Remote Server Administration Tools

This article describes the tools that are available for installation as part of Remote Server Administration Tools.

Original product version:   Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Original KB number:   958830

Introduction

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.

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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:
  • Certification Authority
  • Certificate Templates
  • Enterprise PKI
  • Online Responder Management snap-ins
√, 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:
  • Active Directory Users and Computers
  • Active Directory Domains and Trusts
  • Active Directory Sites and Services
  • Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC)
  • Server for Network Information Service (NIS) tools
  • Windows PowerShell module for Active Directory
  • Other snap-ins and command-line tools for remotely managing AD DS

AD LDS Tools include:
  • Active Directory Sites and Services
  • ADSI Edit
  • Schema Manager
  • Other snap-ins and command-line tools for managing AD LDS

Server for NIS Tools includes:
  • An extension to the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in
  • The Ypclear.exe command-line tool
√, 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:
  • Failover Cluster Manager
  • Windows PowerShell tools for managing Failover Clustering
  • The Cluster.exe command-line tool
Not available
File Services Tools File Services Tools include:
  • Distributed File System Tools, including 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, including the File Server Resource Manager snap-in, and the Dirquota.exe, Filescrn.exe, and Storrept.exe command-line tools.
  • Share and Storage Management Tools, including the Share and Storage Management snap-in.
Not available
Group Policy Management Tools Group Policy Management Tools include:
  • Group Policy Management Console
  • Group Policy Management Editor
  • Group Policy Starter GPO Editor
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:
  • The Network Load-Balancing Manager snap-in
  • Windows PowerShell tools for managing Network Load Balancing
  • The Nlb.exe and Wlbs.exe command-line tools
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:
  • The Storage Manager for SANs snap-in
  • The Provisionstorage.exe command-line tool


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:
  • The Windows System Resource Manager snap-in
  • The Wsrmc.exe command-line tool
Not available