Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7

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Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 – To ease remote server management, you can download and install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows® 7 on computers that are running Windows 7.

About Remote Server Administration Tools

You can install the Administration Tools pack on computers that are running the Windows 7 operating system, and use the Administration Tools pack to manage specific technologies on computers that are running either Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, or, in some cases, Windows Server 2003.

The Administration Tools pack includes support for remote management of computers that are running the Server Core installation option of either Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008. However, Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 cannot be installed on any versions of the Windows Server operating system.

Administration Tools are secure by default. The default Administration Tools configuration opens only those ports and enables only those services and firewall exceptions required for remote management to work.

Click here / follow this Link to download the Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7

To install the Administration Tools pack by using the Windows interface

Download the Administration Tools package from the Microsoft Web site. (See link above..)

Open the folder into which the package downloaded, double-click the package to unpack the files, and then start the Remote Server Administration Tools Setup Wizard.

Complete all the steps that are required by the wizard, and then click Finish to exit the wizard when installation is completed.

Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Programs.

In the Programs and Features area, click Turn Windows features on or off.

If you are prompted by User Account Control to allow the Windows Features dialog box to open, click Continue.

In the Windows Features dialog box, expand Remote Server Administration Tools.

Select the remote management tools that you want to install, and then click OK.

Configure the Start menu to display the Administration Tools shortcut, if it is not already there.

Right-click Start, and then click Properties.

On the Start Menu tab, click Customize.

In the Customize Start Menu dialog box, scroll down to System Administrative Tools, and then select Display on the All Programs menu and the Start menu. Click OK.

Shortcuts for snap-ins installed by Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 are added to the Administrative Tools list on the Start menu.

To install the Administration Tools pack by using a command line

Download the Administration Tools package from the Microsoft Web site. (See link above..)

Note the location into which you are downloading the package, because you have to change to that directory later in this procedure to continue installing the Administration Tools pack.

On the computer that is running Windows 7, open a Command Prompt session with elevated user rights by clicking Start, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, right-clicking Command Prompt, and then clicking Run as administrator.

Change to the directory into which you downloaded the Administration Tools package, type one of the following, depending upon your computer’s architecture, and then press Enter to install Administration Tools.

Windows6.1-KB958830-x86.msu /quiet

Windows6.1-KB958830-x64.msu /quiet

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After the Administration Tools package is installed, show the command IDs of the tools you want to enable by typing the following, and then pressing Enter. Look for feature names that begin with RemoteServerAdministrationTools.

dism /online /get-features

Note
The DISM command-line utility is case-sensitive. Be sure to use the exact feature name, preserving capitalization, in installation or removal commands.

In the Command Prompt session, use a command in the following format to enable remote administration tools. Tool names can be nested in a multilevel hierarchy of parent nodes; note the relationship of the tool you want to install to its parent nodes in the results of step 4.

In the following example, the administrator installs the Server Manager console onto a computer that is running Windows 7. Server Manager has only the RemoteServerAdministrationTools parent node.

dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:RemoteServerAdministrationTools /featurename:RemoteServerAdministrationTools-ServerManager

In the following example, the administrator installs the DNS Server role management snap-in.

dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:RemoteServerAdministrationTools /featurename:RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles /featurename:RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-DNS

In the following example, the administrator installs the Group Policy Management feature snap-in.

dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:RemoteServerAdministrationTools /featurename:RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features /featurename:RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features-GP

How to reinstall or remove tools in the Administration Tools pack

If the Administration Tools pack was removed from a computer that is running Windows 7, you can install it again by following these steps. On the command line, you can disable all tools at the same time, or specific tools.

To reinstall or remove individual remote administration tools by using the Windows interface

Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Programs.

In the Programs and Features area, click Turn Windows features on or off.

If you are prompted by User Account Control to allow the Windows Features dialog box to open, click Continue.

In the Windows Features dialog box, expand Remote Server Administration Tools.

Select the remote management tools that you want to install, or clear the check boxes for any tools that you want to remove, and then click OK.

To disable tools by using the command line

On the computer that is running Windows 7, open a Command Prompt session with elevated user rights by clicking Start, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, right-clicking Command Prompt, and then clicking Run as administrator.

Type a command in the following format, and then press Enter.

dism /online /disable-feature /featurename:RemoteServerAdministrationTools--

In the following example, the administrator disables the Group Policy Management snap-in.

dism /online /disable-feature /featurename:RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features-GP

In the following example, the administrator disables the Server Manager console.

dism /online /disable-feature /featurename:RemoteServerAdministrationTools-ServerManager

In the following example, the administrator disables the DNS Server snap-in.

dism /online /disable-feature /featurename:RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-DNS

Note
To obtain command IDs, see step 4 of the procedure To install the Administration Tools pack by using a command line.

3 thoughts on “Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7

  1. Useful article and well done with what seems to be the only working link to WIndows 7 RSAT Ive managed to come across, I couldnt even find a working link when using Microsofts ‘Bing’ search engine.

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