Some of the blog readers have mentioned that it would be great to have AD Powershell cmdlets available on the Windows 7 client sku. The Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) package addresses this exact issue. Here is the download location for the RSAT package:
Now most users, including myself, do not want to waste time reading the instructions on the download page because it does not have pretty pictures :) I just want to download the file, double-click to install it and expect the tools to show up in Start menu somewhere. But it is never that simple, is it? So let’s talk about what to do AFTER we have installed the RSAT package update.
Turn on the ADPowerShell Windows Feature
Display the Administrative Tools shortcut
Start using Active Directory PowerShell Snap-In
There you go, your own personal shortcut to click and start using the Active Directory Module on Windows 7 client.
Mudassir AliSoftware Development Engineer in Test - Active Directory Powershell Team