Description of Windows Server 2008 Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista Service Pack 1

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INTRODUCTION

Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) enables IT administrators to remotely manage roles and features in Windows Server 2008 from a computer that is running Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1). It includes support for remote management of computers that are running either a Server Core installation option or a full installation option of Windows Server 2008. It provides similar functionality to the Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack.

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System requirements

  • RSAT can be installed on 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the following configurations:
    • Windows Vista Ultimate with SP1 or a later Windows Vista service pack
    • Windows Vista Enterprise with SP1 or a later Windows Vista service pack
    • Windows Vista Business with SP1 or a later Windows Vista service pack
  • RSAT can be used to manage 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2008.
  • RSAT should not be installed on a computer that is running the Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack or the Windows 2000 Server Administration Tools Pack. Please remove all Administration Tools Pack versions from the computer before you install RSAT.
  • Only one copy of RSAT can be installed on a computer at one time. Before you install a new package, remove any existing versions of RSAT. This includes any copies that are in different languages.

Windows Server 2008 Administration Tools for roles

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

Active Directory Certification Authority Tools includes the Certification Authority, Certificate Templates, and the Enterprise PKI snap-ins. Online Responder Tools includes the Online Responder Management snap-in.
Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) ToolsActive Directory Domain Services Tools includes Active Directory Users and Computers, Active Directory Domains and Trusts, Active Directory Sites and Services, and other snap-ins and command-line tools for remotely managing Active Directory Domain Services.

Server for Network Information Service (NIS) Tools includes an extension to the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in and the Ypclear.exe command-line tool.
Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) ToolsActive Directory Lightweight Directory Services Tools includes Active Directory Sites and Services, Active Directory Services Interfaces (ADSI) Edit, Schema Manager, and other snap-ins and command-line tools for managing Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services.
DHCP Server Tools Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server Tools includes the DHCP snap-in.
DNS Server ToolsDomain Name System (DNS) Server Tools includes the DNS Manager snap-in and the Dnscmd.exe command-line tool.
File Services ToolsFile Services Tools includes the Storagemgmt.msc snap-in and the following tools:
  • Distributed File System Tools.
    This includes the DFS Management snap-in and the Dfsradmin.exe, Dfscmd.exe, Dfsdiag.exe, and Dfsutil.exe command-line tools.
  • File Server Resource Manager Tools.
    This includes the File Server Resource Manager snap-in and the Filescrn.exe and Storrept.exe command-line tools.
Network Policy and Access Services ToolsNetwork Policy and Access Services Tools includes the Routing and Remote Access snap-in.
Terminal Services ToolsTerminal Services Tools includes the Remote Desktops and Terminal Services Manager snap-ins.
Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) Services ToolsUDDI Services Tools includes the UDDI Services snap-in.

Windows Server 2008 Administration Tools for features

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Administration Tools featureDescription
BitLocker Drive Encryption ToolsBitLocker Drive Encryption Tools includes the Manage-bde.wsf script.
Failover Clustering ToolsFailover Clustering Tools includes the Failover Cluster Manager snap-in and the Cluster.exe command-line tool.
Group Policy Management ToolsGroup Policy Management Tools includes Group Policy Management Console, Group Policy Management Editor, and Group Policy Starter GPO Editor.
Network Load Balancing ToolsNetwork Load Balancing Tools includes the Network Load Balancing Manager utility and the Nlb.exe and Wlbs.exe command-line tools.
SMTP Server ToolsSimple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) Server Tools includes the SMTP snap-in.
Storage Manager for SANs ToolsStorage Manager for Storage Area Networks (SANs) Tools includes the Storage Manager for SANs snap-in, and the ProvisionStorage.exe command-line tool.
Windows System Resource Manager ToolsWindows System Resource Manager Tools includes the Windows System Resource Manager snap-in and the Wsrmc.exe command-line tool.

Language features

The installation packages are designed for individual language versions of Windows Vista SP1.

You must install the RSAT language pack that matches the locale that is selected for the operating system. If you are running an English-language version of Windows or a version of Windows that is localized for a language other than the languages in the following list, install the RSAT English pack.

RSAT is fully localized all the languages that are supported by Windows Server 2008:
  • Chinese-Simplified
  • Chinese-Traditional
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • Hungarian
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
Note Only one copy of RSAT can be installed on a computer at the same time. Before you install a new package, remove any existing versions of RSAT. This includes any copies that are in different languages.

Windows Server 2003 support

Only the following tools support the management of Windows Server 2003:
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Tools
  • Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) Tools
  • Active Directory Certification Authority Tools
  • DHCP Server Tools
  • DNS Server Tools
  • Terminal Services tools
  • Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) Services Tools
  • Group Policy Management Tools
  • Network Load Balancing Tools

Download information

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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Download the Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 32-bit Edition (KB941314) package now.

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Download the Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 64-bit Edition (KB941314) package now.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Uninstall Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack

To uninstall Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack, follow these steps on a computer that is running the final release of Windows Vista with SP1:
  1. Open Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Programs and Features.

    If you are prompted to provide permission by User Account Control, click Continue.
  2. Double-click Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (or R2) Administration Tools Pack in the list of installed program, and then follow the instructions to remove the Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack.

Install RSAT

To install RSAT, follow these steps on a computer running the final release of Windows Vista with SP1:
  1. Download the RSAT package from Microsoft Web site.
  2. Double-click the downloaded package to start the Setup wizard. Follow the instructions in the wizard to complete the installation.
  3. Open Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Turn Windows features on or off under Programs and Features.

    If you are prompted to provide permission by User Account Control, click Continue.
  4. In the Windows Features dialog box, select the remote administration snap-ins and tools that you want to install, and then click OK.
  5. Configure the Start menu to display the Administration Tools shortcut. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Right-click Start, and then click Properties.
    2. On the Start Menu tab, click Customize.
    3. In the Customize Start Menu dialog box, scroll down to System administrative tools, and then select Display on the All Programs menu and the Start menu.
    4. Click OK.
  6. For a complete list of tools included in the RSAT final package, installation instructions, and other help topics, see Remote Server Administration Tools Help in the Administrative Tools list on the Start menu.
To use a command prompt to install RSAT, follow these steps on a computer that is running the final release of Windows Vista with SP1:
  1. Download the RSAT package from the Microsoft Web site.
  2. Double-click the downloaded package to start the Setup wizard. Follow the instructions in the wizard to complete the installation.
  3. To install all RSAT components by using ocsetup, type the following command:
    start /w ocsetup IIS-WebServerRole;IIS-IIS6ManagementCompatibility;IIS-LegacySnapIn;IIS-Metabase;WindowsAdministrationTools
    To install all RSAT components except SmtpServer by using ocsetup, type the following command:
    Start /w ocsetup WindowsAdministrationTools
    To install all RSAT components by using pkgmgr, type the following command:
    start /w Pkgmgr /iu:IIS-WebServerRole;IIS-IIS6ManagementCompatibility;IIS-LegacySnapIn;IIS-Metabase;WindowsAdministrationTools
    To install all components except SmtpServer by using pkgmgr, type the following command:
    Start /w Pkgmgr /iu:WindowsAdministrationTools
    Note You cannot use a command-line tool to install individual RSAT components.
Note To find the update in the CBS.log file, look for either of the following package names:
  • Microsoft-Windows-AdministrationTools-Package-TopLevel~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.6001.18000
  • Microsoft-Windows-AdministrationTools-Package-TopLevel~31bf3856ad364e35~x64~~6.0.6001.18000

Uninstall RSAT

To uninstall RSAT, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, type Control Panel in the Start Search box, and then click Control Panel in the Programs list.

    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
  2. Click Programs.
  3. Click Programs and Features.
  4. Click View installed updates.
  5. In the Microsoft Windows group, double-click Update for Windows (941314) in the list of installed updates, and then follow the instructions to remove RSAT.

Known issues

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Tool Issue descriptionWorkaround
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Build-to-Build Upgrade The Remote Server Administration Tools Beta does not support build-to-build upgrading to Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1). Reinstall RSAT after you upgrade the operating system.
SMTP ToolsIn the SMTP snap-in, an “Unsupported Interface” dialog box opens when you click the Sessions icon. To work around this issue, close the SMTP snap-in, and then use administrative credentials to open a Command Prompt window. At the command prompt, type the following commands, and then press ENTER after each command:
cd %windows%\system32\inetsrv
regsvr32 smtpadm.dll
Open the SMTP snap-in, and then try to click the Sessions again.
Share and Storage Management snap-in The Edit NFS configuration operation in the Share and Storage Management snap-in does not work. This action requires the Nfsconfigguide tool, and this tool is not supported in the RSAT package. To manage the Network File System (NFS) on a remote server, use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to that server.
GPMC snap-in The Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) snap-in works correctly. However, by default, Group Policy Preferences client-side extension logging is disabled. To enable client-side extension logging, an administrator must turn on logging by using the appropriate Group Policy settings. These settings are not included in RSAT.RSAT does not install the GroupPolicyPreferences.ADMX or GroupPolicyPreferences.ADML file on the Windows Vista-based client.

To work around this issue, download the GroupPolicyPreferences.ADMX and GroupPolicyPreferences.ADML files. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=927fc7e3-853c-410a-acb5-9062c76142fa&DisplayLang=en
Install the files on the computer that you are using to perform Group Policy management. Or, if you have implemented the central store, put these files there.
DHCP server toolsRemote management of Windows 2000 DHCP servers is not supported. You can use the Windows Server 2003 Administration Pack to remotely administer Windows 2000 DHCP servers, or you can connect to the DHCP servers by using Remote Desktop Connection.
The Failover Clustering snap-inThe Validate a Cluster Configuration test function in the Failover Cluster Manager snap-in does not recognize the following versions of Windows Server 2008:
  • Storage Enterprise Server Edition
  • Windows Server Datacenter Edition without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server Enterprise Edition without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server Datacenter Core without Hyper-V Edition
  • Windows Server Enterprise Core without Hyper-V Edition
This failure causes the validation test to fail, and the cluster will not be supported. However, the failure will not prevent you from using Failover Clustering.
None.

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Article ID: 941314 - Last Review: January 7, 2009 - Revision: 5.6
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Enterprise
    • Windows Vista Ultimate
    • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
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