Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Consumer Preview enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server "8" Beta from a remote computer that is running Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Download locations for RSAT
Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 8 Consumer Preview
RRemote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 with SP1 (both x86 and x64)
Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows Vista 32-bit (x86)
Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows Vista 64-bit (x64)
Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Consumer Preview includes Server Manager, Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins, consoles, Windows PowerShell cmdlets and providers, and command-line tools for managing roles and features that run on Windows Server "8" Beta. In limited cases, the tools can be used to manage roles and features that are running on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008. Some of the tools work for managing roles and features on Windows Server 2003.
**Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Consumer Preview can be installed ONLY on computers that are running Windows 8 Consumer Preview.** Remote Server Administration Tools cannot be installed on computers with an Advanced RISC Machine (ARM) architecture, or other system-on-chip devices.
Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Consumer Preview runs on both x86- and x64-based editions of Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Download and install the version that matches the architecture of the computer on which you plan to install the administration tools. If you are not sure whether your computer is x86- or x64-based, see How to determine whether a computer is running a 32-bit version or 64-bit version of the Windows operating system.
IMPORTANT: Remove all older versions of Administration Tools Pack or Remote Server Administration Tools—including earlier prerelease versions, and releases of the tools for different languages or locales—from the computer before you install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Only one copy at a time of Remote Server Administration Tools can be installed on a computer.
Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Consumer Preview includes support for remote management of computers that are running the Server Core installation option or the Minimal Server Graphical Interface configuration of Windows Server “8” Beta, and in limited cases, the Server Core installation options of Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008. However, Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Consumer Preview cannot be installed on any versions of the Windows Server operating system.
Server Manager is included with Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Consumer Preview; GUI-based tools that are part of this release of Remote Server Administration Tools can be opened by using commands on the Tools menu of the Server Manager console. To use Server Manager to access and manage remote servers that are running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2, you must install several updates on the older operating systems. For more information about requirements for using Server Manager to manage remote servers, see Manage multiple, remote servers with Server Manager.
|Remote Server Administration Tools technology||Description||Manages technology on Windows Server 2003||Manages technology on Windows Server 2008||Manages technology on Windows Server "8" Beta|
|Active Directory Certificate Services Tools||Active Directory Certificate Services Tools includes the Certification Authority, Certificate Templates, Enterprise PKI, and Online Responder Management snap-ins.||√, except Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP)||√||√|
|Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Tools and Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) Tools||
Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) Tools includes Active Directory Administrative Center; Active Directory Domains and Trusts; Active Directory Sites and Services; Active Directory Users and Computers; ADSI Edit; DCPromo.exe; LDP.exe; NetDom.exe; NTDSUtil.exe; RepAdmin.exe; Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell; DCDiag.exe; DSACLs.exe; DSAdd.exe; DSDBUtil.exe; DSMgmt.exe; DSMod.exe; DSMove.exe; DSQuery.exe; DSRm.exe;
GPFixup.exe; KSetup.exe; KtPass.exe; NlTest.exe; NSLookup.exe; W32tm.exe.
- Server for NIS Tools includes an extension to the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in, and the Ypclear.exe command-line tool.
|√, Windows PowerShell and ADAC remote management require the Active Directory Web Service download package.||√, Windows PowerShell and ADAC remote management require the Active Directory Web Service download package.||√|
|Best Practices Analyzer||Best Practices Analyzer cmdlets for Windows PowerShell||Not available; no BPA models run on WS03||Can run on WS08 R2 when the Windows Management Framework 3.0 package is installed on WS08 R2. No BPA models are available for WS08.||√|
|BitLocker Drive Encryption Administration Utilities||Manage-bde; Windows PowerShell cmdlets for BitLocker; BitLocker Recovery Password Viewer for Active Directory; BitLocker Network Unlock Provider||Not available||Not available||√|
|Cluster-Aware Updating||Cluster-Aware Updating management console, Cluster-Aware Updating cmdlets for Windows PowerShell||Not available||Not available||√|
|DHCP Server Tools||DHCP Server Tools includes the DHCP Management Console, the DHCP Server cmdlet module for Windows Powershell, and the Netsh command-line tool.||√
Windows PowerShell module does not run on WS03
Windows PowerShell module does not run on WS08 and WS08 R2
|DirectAccess, Routing and Remote Access||Routing and Remote Access management console; Connection Manager Administration Kit console; Remote Access provider for Windows PowerShell||Not available||Not available||√|
|DNS Server Tools||DNS Server Tools include the DNS Manager snap-in, the DNS module for Windows PowerShell and the Ddnscmd.exe command-line tool.||√||√||√|
|Failover Clustering Tools||Failover Clustering Tools include Failover Cluster Manager, Failover Clusters (Windows PowerShell Cmdlets), MSClus, Cluster.exe||Not available||√
Failover Cluster Manager runs only on Windows Server "8". The Windows PowerShell cmdlet set supports Windows Server "8" and WS08R2. MSClus and Cluster.EXE support Windows Server "8", WS08R2 and WS08.
|File and Storage Services Tools||File Services Tools include the following: Share and Storage Management Tools; Distributed File System Tools; File Server Resource Manager Tools; Services for NFS Administration Tools; iSCSI management cmdlets for Windows PowerShell
- Distributed File System Tools include the DFS Management snap-in, and the Dfsradmin.exe, Dfsrdiag.exe, Dfscmd.exe, Dfsdiag.exe, and Dfsutil.exe command-line tools.
- File Server Resource Manager tools include the File Server Resource Manager snap-in, and the Dirquota.exe, Filescrn.exe, and Storrept.exe command line tools.
- Share and Storage Management Tools include the Share and Storage Management snap-in.
iSCSI cmdlets for Windows PowerShell can be used to manage iSCSI on Windows Server "8" only.
|Group Policy Management Tools||Group Policy Management Tools include Group Policy Management Console, Group Policy Management Editor, and Group Policy Starter GPO Editor.||√||√||√|
|Hyper-V Tools||Hyper-V Tools include the Hyper-V Manager snap-in and the Virtual Machine Connection remote access tool.||Not available||√||Hyper-V tools are not part of Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Consumer Preview. These tools are available as part of Windows 8 Consumer Preview; there is no need to install RSAT to use them.|
|IP Address Management (IPAM) Management Tools||IP Address Management client console||Not available||Not available||√|
|Network Adapter Teaming, or NIC Teaming||Network Adapter Teaming management console||Not available||Not available||√|
|Network Load Balancing Tools||Network Load Balancing Tools include the Network Load Balancing Manager; Network Load Balancing Windows PowerShell Cmdlets; and the NLB.exe and WLBS.exe Command Line Tools.||√||√||√|
|Remote Desktop Services Tools||Remote Desktop Services Tools include the Remote Desktop Services Manager and Remote Desktop snap-ins; RD Gateway Manager, tsgateway.msc; RD Licensing Manager, licmgr.exe; RD Licensing Diagnoser, lsdiag.msc;||√||√||√|
|Server Manager||Server Manager includes the Server Manager console.
Remote management with Server Manager is available in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server "8".
|Not available||Available for WS08 R2 and forward, not WS08||√|
|SMTP Server Tools||SMTP Server Tools include the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) snap-in.||√||√||The tools are not available in RSAT for Windows 8 Consumer Preview|
|Storage Explorer Tools||Storage Explorer Tools include the Storage Explorer snap-in.||Not available||√||The tools are not available in RSAT for Windows 8 Consumer Preview|
|Storage Manager for Storage Area Networks (SANs) Tools||Storage Manager for SANs Tools include the Storage Manager for SANs snap-in and the Provisionstorage.exe command-line tool.||√
Storage Manager for SANs is available in Windows Server 2003 R2 and later versions.
|√||The tools are not available in RSAT for Windows 8 Consumer Preview|
|Volume Activation||Manage Volume Activation, vmw.exe||Not available||The tool can be used to manage volume activation on remote servers running WS08 or WS08 R2, but cannot run on those operating systems.||√|
|Windows System Resource Manager Tools||Windows System Resource Manager Tools include the Windows System Resource Manager snap-in and the Wsrmc.exe command-line tool.||Not available||√||√|
|Windows Server Update Services Tools||Windows Server Update Services Tools include the Windows Server Update Services snap-in, WSUS.msc||Not available||√||√|