|RSAT technology||RSAT description||Manages technology on Windows Server 2003||Manages technology on Windows Server 2008||Manages technology on Windows Server 2012|
|Active Directory Certificate Services Tools||Active Directory Certificate Services Tools includes the Certification Authority, Certificate Templates, Enterprise PKI, and 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||Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) Tools includes Active Directory Administrative Center; Active Directory Domains and Trusts; Active Directory Sites and Services; Active Directory Users and Computers; ADSI Edit; DCPromo.exe; LDP.exe; NetDom.exe; NTDSUtil.exe; RepAdmin.exe; Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell; DCDiag.exe; DSACLs.exe; DSAdd.exe; DSDBUtil.exe; DSMgmt.exe; DSMod.exe; DSMove.exe; DSQuery.exe; DSRm.exe;
GPFixup.exe; KSetup.exe; KtPass.exe; NlTest.exe; NSLookup.exe; W32tm.exe.
- Server for NIS Tools includes an extension to the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in, and the Ypclear.exe command-line tool.||√, Windows PowerShell and ADAC remote management require the Active Directory Web Service download package.||√, Windows PowerShell and ADAC remote management require the Active Directory Web Service download package.||√|
|Best Practices Analyzer||Best Practices Analyzer cmdlets for Windows PowerShell||Not available; no BPA models run on WS03||Can run on WS08 R2 when the Windows Management Framework 3.0 package is installed on WS08 R2. No BPA models are available for WS08.||√|
|BitLocker Drive Encryption Administration Utilities||Manage-bde, Windows PowerShell cmdlets for BitLocker, BitLocker Recovery Password Viewer for Active Directory, BitLocker Network Unlock Provider||Not available||Not available||√|
|Cluster-Aware Updating||Cluster-Aware Updating management console, Cluster-Aware Updating cmdlets for Windows PowerShell||Not available||Not available||√|
|DHCP Server Tools||DHCP Server Tools includes the DHCP Management Console, the DHCP Server cmdlet module for Windows Powershell, and the Netsh command-line tool||√, Windows PowerShell module does not run on WS03.||√, Windows PowerShell module does not run on WS08 and WS08 R2.||√|
|DirectAccess, Routing and Remote Access||Routing and Remote Access management console, Connection Manager Administration Kit console, Remote Access provider for Windows PowerShell||Not available||Not available||√|
|DNS Server Tools||DNS Server Tools DNS Server Tools include the DNS Manager snap-in, the DNS module for Windows PowerShell, and the Ddnscmd.exe command-line tool.||√||√||√|
|Failover Clustering Tools||Failover Clustering Tools include Failover Cluster Manager, Failover Clusters (Windows PowerShell Cmdlets), MSClus, Cluster.exe||Not available||√, Failover Cluster Manager runs only on Windows Server 2012. The Windows PowerShell cmdlet set supports Windows Server 2012 and WS08R2. MSClus and Cluster.EXE support Windows Server 2012, WS08R2, and WS08.||√|
|File and Storage Services Tools||• File Services Tools include the following: Share and Storage Management Tools; Distributed File System Tools; File Server Resource Manager Tools; Services for NFS Administration Tools; iSCSI management cmdlets for Windows PowerShell - Distributed File System Tools include 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 include the File Server Resource Manager snap-in, and the Dirquota.exe, Filescrn.exe, and Storrept.exe command line tools.
• Share and Storage Management Tools include the Share and Storage Management snap-in.
|Not available||√, iSCSI cmdlets for Windows PowerShell can be used to manage iSCSI on Windows Server 2012 only.||√|
|Group Policy Management Tools||Group Policy Management Tools include Group Policy Management Console, Group Policy Management Editor, and 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||Hyper-V Manager console doesn’t support managing Hyper-V servers running Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2.||Hyper-V tools are not part of Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8; they are available as part of Windows 8. There is no need to install RSAT to use these tools. The Hyper-V Manager console for Windows Server 2012 does not support managing Hyper-V servers running Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2.|
|IP Address Management (IPAM) Management Tools||IP Address Management client console||Not available||Not available||√|
|Network Adapter Teaming, or NIC Teaming||Network Adapter Teaming management console||Not available||Not available||√|
|Network Load Balancing Tools||Network Load Balancing Tools include the Network Load Balancing Manager; Network Load Balancing Windows PowerShell cmdlets; and the NLB.exe and WLBS.exe command-line tools||√||√||√|
|Remote Desktop Services Tools||Remote Desktop Services Tools include the Remote Desktop snap-ins; RD Gateway Manager, tsgateway.msc; RD Licensing Manager, licmgr.exe; RD Licensing Diagnoser, lsdiag.msc. Server Manager should be used for administration of all other RDS role services except RD Gateway and RD Licensing.||√||√||√|
|Server Manager||Server Manager includes the Server Manager console.
Remote management with Server Manager is available in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012.||Not available||Available for WS08 R2 and later versions, not for WS08||√|
|SMTP Server Tools||SMTP Server Tools include the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) snap-in||√||√||The tools are not available in RSAT for Windows 8.|
|Storage Explorer Tools||Storage Explorer Tools include the Storage Explorer snap-in||Not available||√||The tools are not available in RSAT for Windows 8.|
|Storage Manager for Storage Area Network (SAN) Tools||Storage Manager for SAN Tools include the Storage Manager for SAN snap-in and the Provisionstorage.exe command-line tool||√, Storage Manager for SANs is available in Windows Server 2003 R2 and later versions.||√||The tools are not available in RSAT for Windows 8.|
|Volume Activation||Manage Volume Activation, vmw.exe||Not available||The tool can be used to manage volume activation on remote servers running WS08 or on WS08 R2, but cannot run on those operating systems.||√|
|Windows System Resource Manager Tools||Windows System Resource Manager Tools include the Windows System Resource Manager snap-in, and the Wsrmc.exe command-line tool.||Not available||√||√|
|Windows Server Update Services Tools||Windows Server Update Services Tools include the Windows Server Update Services snap-in, WSUS.msc.||Not available||√||√|