I have some good news and some OK news. First the good news:
I have been informed by Microsoft (the team that is responsible for Admin Pack) that they will be coming out with a new tool tentatively called Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) which will replace AdminPak for Windows Vista. This is not a direct replacement but a solution similar to AdminPak. I don”t have any details yet but once I do (and am able to talk about it) I”ll keep you informed.
Now on to the OK news:
This looks like it will not be available until Vista SP1. I don”t call that bad news because at least something is coming out to help with the administration. Before anyone asks I have no idea when SP1 will be released.
Even though this is going to come out sometime in the future I still think the community should try to work together and see if they can create a cool way of doing this type of administration in the mean time. Take a look here for further details.