How to install remote server administration tools on Windows 7

How to install Remote Server administration tools on Windows SevenIf you are in an Active Directory domain or have multiple servers you want to administer, you definitely need the server remote administration tools. It becomes cumbersome to log on to each kind of server, even with a remote desktop to administer functions such as users and computers, DHCP or DNS etc. In this article we will show you step by step how to install remote server administration tools on a Windows Seven machine. These tools include administration applets from DHCP, DNS, Active Directory Users and Computers to Sites and Trusts and the most important Group Policy Management Console or GPMC.

In our example we will be installing these tools on a Windows Seven professional machine, but you can use any flavor of Windows Seven that can be connected to a domain (Professional, Ultimate, etc). If the machine you are installing the tools on is not a member of an Active Directory domain then you will not get the option to install Active Directory tools (for example, Active Directory Users and Computers).

Download the Remote Administration Tools Package from Microsoft's website here. Make sure you choose the right architecture, in our case it is x86 because we will be installing them on the Windows 7 32 bit operating system.

Download Remote Server Administration Tools from Microsoft

Start the install from the downloaded file, If you are asked to install a Windows Update, say yes

If you are asked to install a Windows Update, say yes

Accept Licensing Agreement

Accept Licensing Agreement

Close the Windows 7 Remote Server Admin Tools Help Screen

Close the Windows 7 Remote Server Admin Tools Help Screen