Windows Vista Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) Finally Released

It looks like Microsoft finally released RSAT for Windows Vista.  What a relief.  We can finally effectively manage our environment with Vista.  It can be downloaded in two versions, 32bit or 64bit

What Is Included in RSAT?

This is the list of Windows Server 2008 administration tools which are included in RSAT:

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 Service Tools
·         DNS Server Service Tools
·         Shared Folders Tools
·         Network Policy and Access Services Tools
·         Terminal Services Tools
·         Uniiversal 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 tools in the following list are fully supported managing Windows Server 2003 servers as well:

·         Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Tools
·         Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) Tools
·         Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) Tools
·         DHCP Server Tools
·         DNS Server Tools
·         Group Policy Management Tools
·         Network Load Balancing Tools
·         Terminal Services Tools
·         Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) Services Tools  

 Thanks Kendall for the heads up email on this.

1 Comment

  1. Larry Martin says:

    RSAT Finally… yeah!

    Couple of comments from Microsoft:

    RSAT should not be installed on a computer that is running the Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack or Windows 2000 Server® Administration Tools Pack. Please remove all versions of Administration Tools Pack from the computer before installing RSAT.

    System Requirements
    Supported Operating Systems: Windows Vista Business; Windows Vista Enterprise; Windows Vista Ultimate

    Service Pack 1 (SP1) is required

    Be sure to get familiar with all the supplemental material provided by Microsoft before starting the full install.

    Enjoy…

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