Hi All,

Many customers have noticed that installing Vista SP1 removes the GPMC, if it was previously installed.  This has come up several times over the past few weeks, so I wanted to put the word out that the RSAT tools are now available for public download.

This download will restore GPMC functionality to Windows Vista and allow for managing Group policy preferences from a Windows Vista SP1 workstation.  Please note that the package requires Windows Vista SP1.

Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista for x86-based Systems

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9ff6e897-23ce-4a36-b7fc-d52065de9960&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d647a60b-63fd-4ac5-9243-bd3c497d2bc5&DisplayLang=en

What Is Included in RSAT?

 

This is the list of Windows Server 2008 administration tools which are included in RSAT:

Role Administration Tools:

 

  • Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) Tools
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Tools
  • Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) Tools
  • DHCP Server Service Tools
  • DNS Server Service Tools
  • Shared Folders 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 tools in the following list are fully supported managing Windows Server 2003 servers as well:

 

  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Tools
  • Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) Tools
  • Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) Tools
  • DHCP Server Tools
  • DNS Server Tools
  • Group Policy Management Tools
  • Network Load Balancing Tools
  • Terminal Services Tools
  • Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) Services Tools

Nick.