Windows Server 2008 does not have the adminpak.msi built in to the RTM media. These are called the “Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT)”

Article:TECH122630  |  Created: 2010-01-21  |  Updated: 2010-10-08  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH122630
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http://www.microsoftnow.com/2008/04/rsat-adminpak-for-windows-server-2008.html

An AdminPak (a.k.a AdminPack, Admin Pack) for Windows Server 2008 has been released. Windows Server 200x administrators are familiar with the “Administration Tools” or adminpak.msi that they used to install on their management workstations for connecting remotely via MMC to servers instead of having to login them via RDP.

Windows Server 2008 did not have the adminpak built in to the RTM media. These are called the “Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT)” and Admin Tools are built into Server 2008. All that needs to be done is add them from the Features.

RSAT contains the following tools:

Role Administration Tools:

Active Directory Certificate Services 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
Network Policy and Access Services Tools
Terminal Services Tools
Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) Services Tools
Feature Administration Tools:

BitLocker Drive Encryption Tools
Failover Clustering Tools
Group Policy Management Tools
Network Load Balancing Tools
SMTP Server Tools
Storage Manager for SANs Tools
Windows System Resource Manager Tools
The following tools are fully supported for managing computers running 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
An immediate thought: Managing computers running Windows Server 2008 Server Core is now easier. Once the server has been set up and configured to allow remote MMC connections, all you need to do is install RSAT on your workstation and connect to your Server Core machine using the RSAT tools. Your non-GUI Windows Server now has a remote GUI

Note that you can install the RSAT tools only on a computer running Windows Vista with Service Pack 1. Read more about it on the Windows Server blog.

Update (December 2009): If you need the RSAT tools for Windows 7, read this post.






 



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