Microsoft Windows 7 Server Admin Tools allow a network administrator to remotely control and administer computers running Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2003. The administrator must use a computer that runs Windows 7. You cannot install Windows 7 Server Admin Tools on a computer that runs the Windows 2000 Server Administration Tools Pack or Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack.
You must first make sure that your computer is running Windows 7, and the version must be the Enterprise, Ultimate or Professional. Also make sure your computer is not running Windows 2000 Server Administration Tools Pack or Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack and remove them if necessary.
Installing Windows 7 Server Admin Tools
Do not install Windows 7 Server Admin Tools on the servers you are managing but on the computer you will use to remotely manage. Install either the 32-bit or 64-bit version depending on which version of Windows you are running. You can only install one version of Windows 7 Server Admin Tools.
Managing Your System Remotely with Windows 7 Server Admin Tools
With Windows 7 Server Admin Tools, you can manage features and roles on your server remotely. Select the computer you wish to administrate, and then type the IP address or name of the computer you want to connect to, or browse to select the computer name and click Connect. Make sure you are part of the Administrators group on the computers you will manage.
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