Where is AdminPak in Windows 2008 and R2 ?

If you have been administering your Windows 2003 environment from XP or Vista, you have probably installed Adminpak.msi. Well, with the launch of Windows 2008, adminpak has disappeared.

That is now known as RSAT. (Remote Server Administration Tools). (there is another blog from me about RSAT in Windows Server 2012)
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

Installing Active Directory Domain Services Tools on a member server that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 You can use the following procedure to add the Active Directory Domain Services Tools component of RSAT to a member server.

Membership in Administrators, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about default group memberships at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=150761.

To install Active Directory Domain Services Tools on a member server

1.Open Server Manager. To open Server Manager, on the Start menu, click Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager. 2.In the console tree, right-click Features, and then click Add Features. 3.In Features, expand Remote Service Administration Tools and Role Administration Tools:


a.On a Windows Server 2008 member server, expand Active Directory Domain Services Tools, and then click Active Directory Domain Controllers Tools. b.On a Windows Server 2008 R2 member server, expand AD DS and AD LDS Tools, expand AD DS Tools, and then click AD DS Snap-Ins and Command-Line Tools.


4.Click Next, review the installation information, and then click Install. 5.If you are prompted to restart the computer, restart it before you continue with the next step. Click Yes to restart the server, or click No to restart the server later. 6.After the server restarts, on the Installation Results page of the Resume Configuration Wizard, click Close. The Active Directory Domain Services Administration Tools are available on the Administrative Tools menu.




Installing Active Directory Domain Services Tools on a computer that is running Windows Vista with SP1
Windows Vista with SP1 does not ship with the RSAT installation file. You must first download the appropriate RSAT installation file. For instructions and links to the download locations for the tools, see article 931314 in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=116179).

Installing Active Directory Domain Services Tools on a computer that is running Windows 7
Windows 7 does not ship with RSAT installation files. You must first download the RSAT installation file. For instructions and links to the download locations for the tools, see Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=167131).

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