Available remote administration tools
For Windows 7, the following tools are available for installation together with Administration Tools.
Note: When you install tools for specific roles, role services, and features within Administration Tools, you install only a set of snap-ins and tools for remote management of those roles, role services, and features installed on other computers. Installing Administration Tools does not install any roles or features on the local computer.
Remote Server Administration Tools for roles
|Remote Server Administration Tools role or technology||
|Active Directory® Certificate Services Tools||Active Directory Certificate Services Tools includes the Certification Authority, Certificate Templates, Enterprise PKI, and Online Responder Management snap-ins.|
|Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Active Directory Lightweight||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.|
|Directory Services (AD LDS) Tools||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.
|DHCP Server Tools||DHCP Server Tools includes the DHCP Management Console and netsh command-line tool.|
|DNS Server Tools||DNS Server Tools includes the DNS Manager snap-in and dnscmd.exe command-line tool.|
|File Services Tools||File Services Tools include the following:
|Hyper-V™ Tools||Hyper-V Tools includes the Hyper-V Manager snap-in and the Virtual Machine Connection remote access tool.|
|Remote Desktop Services Tools||Remote Desktop Services Tools includes the Remote Desktop Services Manager and Remote Desktop snap-ins.|
|Server Manager||Server Manager includes the Server Manager console.|
Remote Server Administration Tools for features
|Remote Server Administration Tools feature||
|BitLocker Active Directory Recovery Password Viewer||The BitLocker Active Directory Recovery Password Viewer tool is an extension for the Active Directory Users and Computers Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in. Using this tool, you can open the Properties dialog box for a computer object to view the corresponding BitLocker recovery passwords.|
|Failover Clustering Tools||Failover Clustering Tools includes Failover Cluster Manager, Windows PowerShell tools for managing Failover Clustering, and the cluster.exe command-line tool.|
|Group Policy Management Tools||Group Policy Management Tools includes Group Policy Management Console, Group Policy Management Editor, and Group Policy Starter GPO Editor.|
|Network Load Balancing Tools||Network Load Balancing Tools includes the Network Load Balancing Manager snap-in, Windows PowerShell tools for managing Network Load Balancing, and the nlb.exe and wlbs.exe command-line tools.|
|SMTP Server Tools||SMTP Server Tools includes the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) snap-in.|
|Storage Explorer Tools||Storage Explorer Tools includes the Storage Explorer snap-in.|
|Storage Manager for SANs Tools||Storage Manager for SANs Tools includes the Storage Manager for SANs snap-in, and the provisionstorage.exe command-line tool.|
|Windows System Resource Manager Tools||Windows System Resource Manager Tools includes the Windows System Resource Manager snap-in, and the wsrmc.exe command-line tool.|