How do I install Active Directory management tools on Windows 7?

The Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 can be downloaded from Microsoft’s web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=…

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7

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.

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Download Package from Microsoft

 

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Press Yes when prompted. Privileged account required to run the install.

 

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Press “I Accept” after reading the license terms
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Press Close

 

 

 

After downloading and installing the tool on your Windows 7 computer, use the Turn Windows features on or off function to enable AD management tools.

  1. From the Control Panel, click on Programs.
  2. Under Programs and Features, select Turn Windows features on or off.
  3. Under Remote Server Administration Tools > Role Administration Tools, select AD DS and AD LDS Tools.
Press OK when selected
Press OK when selected
Make sure you drill down and select the items you need.
Make sure you drill down and select the items you need.

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) Tools
Active Directory Domain Services includes Active Directory Users and Computers, Active Directory Domains and Trusts, Active Directory Sites and Services, Active Directory Administrative Center, Server for Network Information Service (NIS) tools, the Windows PowerShell module for Active Directory , and other snap-ins and command-line tools for remotely managing Active Directory Domain Services.

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Tools includes Active Directory Sites and Services, ADSI Edit, Schema Manager, and other snap-ins and command-line tools for managing Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services.

Server for NIS Tools includes an extension to the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in, and the ypclear.exe command-line tool.

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