Tip: Use Windows 7 to Manage Windows Server 2008 R2 Servers

You can easily manage your Windows 2008 R2 servers from a PC running Windows 7 beta 1. But first you’ll need to download the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7, which you can get here.

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Here’s an overview of the tools you’ll get in this download:

Server Administration Tools

  • Server Manager

Role Administration Tools

  • Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) Tools
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Tools
  • Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) Tools
  • DHCP Server Tools
  • DNS Server Tools
  • File Services Tools
  • Hyper-V Tools
  • Terminal Services Tools

Feature Administration Tools

  • BitLocker Password Recovery Viewer
  • Failover Clustering Tools
  • Group Policy Management Tools
  • Network Load Balancing Tools
  • SMTP Server Tools
  • Storage Explorer Tools
  • Storage Manager for SANs Tools
  • Windows System Resource Manager Tools

Tip provided by Jason Leznek, a Group Product Manager at Microsoft.

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