Download – Remote Server Admin Tools for Windows 7

Windows 7 logoRemote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 enables IT administrators to manage roles & features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server 2008, 2008  R2, or 2003, from a remote computer that is running Windows 7.

Title: Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7
Date Published: 08/11/2009
Download size:
– x64 version 222.1 MB
– x84 version 215.1 MB
File type: MSU
System Requirements: Windows 7 (Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise),
Windows Server 2003, 2008 or 2008 R2 
Download URL: Click here


Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on remote computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2 (and, for some roles and features, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003) from a remote computer that is running Windows 7. It includes support for remote management of computers that are running either the Server Core or full installation options of Windows Server 2008 R2, and for some roles and features, Windows Server 2008. Some roles and features on Windows Server 2003 can be managed remotely by using Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7, although the Server Core installation option is not available with the Windows Server 2003 operating system.

This feature is comparable in functionality to the Windows Server 2003 Administrative Tools Pack and Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Source: Scott Hanselman (@shanselman on Twitter)

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SBS 2008 Unleashed Book

SBS 2008 box shot standard edition Back in 2005 I was privileged to be one of the co-authors of “Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 Unleashed”. As I’m sure most authors can attest, working on a book is a very unique and eye-opening experience.  It takes a lot of time, work, testing, research and commitment to crank out a book, but in the end you have something tangible to show for all the effort. You make some great friends and learn something about yourself along the way too.

Then we skip forward several years and Eriq Neale invited me to be one the co-authors once again. This time the book was titled “Windows Small Business Server 2008 Unleashed.” I looked at the calendar and figured, “Wow, this is really awesome. We’ve got *tons* of time – the operating system isn’t even baked yet!” So I signed on. Interestingly, time moves quickly. Very, VERY quickly. And as SBS 2008 got closer to being finished and as work on the book continued, it seemed like every movie on TV was about an author with looming publishing deadlines or writer’s block like Duplex or Stranger Than Fiction. No pressure. 😉

At any rate, as the book project moved along, you could really see it transform slowly from an idea, into an outline, to a rough draft, through revisions, technical and grammatical editing, screen shots, page layouts, and eventually all the way into a finished book. And while you’re writing and doing testing and research, the software itself (code named “Cougar”) changes. It goes through various builds, into private and public betas, Release Candidates and eventually it becomes the final RTM code for SBS 2008. Believe me, it’s a pretty long trip!

So, the writing has been done for a while, and now comes the waiting part. The book is being printed and shipped, but I haven’t held a hard copy in my hands yet. And today it was cool to get an email from that really hit home:

Windows Small Business Server 2008 Unleashed

All of the sudden the book seems much more real. 🙂

Getting to this stage was a group effort, and I was just one person in a large team of folks that made this project happen. The whole team worked really hard through deadlines, daily responsibilities, lots of writing and zillions of emails.

The writers of this book include:

And here’s what’s in the book:

Table of Contents:

  1. Welcome to Small Business Server 2008
  2. Planning for the SBS 2008 Deployment
  3. Installing and Configuring SBS 2008
  4. DNS, DHCP, and Active Directory Integration
  5. Internet Information Services 7.0
  6. Remote Web Workplace and Other Remote Access Solutions
  7. SharePoint and Companyweb
  8. Exchange Management
  9. Exchange 2007 Client Connectivity
  10. Exchange Disaster Recovery
  11. Group Policy in SBS 2008
  12. User and Computer Management
  13. Macintosh Integration
  14. Additional Servers
  15. Managing Workstations Through Group Policy
  16. Monitoring and Reporting
  17. Managing Server and Workstation Security
  18. Backup and Disaster Recovery
  19. IPv6 Overview
  20. PowerShell
  21. Advanced Installation Options

Windows Small Business Server 2008 UnleashedI’m sure I speak for everyone on the writing, editing and publishing teams when I say that we’re really proud of this book! And I’d like to send a special “thank you” to Eriq Neale and Acquisitions Editor Loretta Yates for letting me be on the team again,
and for not killing me when they wanted to. 😉

We look forward to seeing the book hit the shelves and we’re certain that it will help people understand and support this amazing new operating system.

I hope you enjoy it!

Title: Windows Small Business Server 2008 Unleashed
Publisher: Sams Publishing; 1 edition (December 6, 2008)
ISBN-10: 0672329573
Paperback: 816 pages
Language: English
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | | InformIT / Sams

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Watch the SBS 2008 Launch Live – 11/12/2008

Click here to watch the SBS / EBS 2008 launch on 11/12/2008It’s been five long years since SBS 2003 was released (and over two years since SBS 2003 R2 came out).

Tomorrow is the big day:

Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 launch event!

You can tune in LIVE!


    See you there! 🙂

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    Downloads – Free Server 2008 TCP/IP eBook

    Windows Server 2008 TCP/IP Protocols and ServicesTitle: Windows Server 2008 TCP/IP Protocols and Services
    Author: Joseph Davies
    Publisher: Microsoft Press
    Published: 01/09/2008
    ISBN: 9780735624474
    Pages  624
    Hard copy available: $31.49 at
    Register for FREE download:  click here (20 MB)


    Your essential guide to TCP/IP—fully updated for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista.

    This in-depth technical reference delivers must-know information on TCP/IP for any IT professional working with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems. This comprehensive guide starts with the fundamentals, delivering coverage of TCP/IP protocols layer by layer to help build mastery of protocols and their implementation. It focuses on Internet layer protocols such as IP, ICMP, IGMP, and includes a preview of IPv6; transport layer protocols such as TCP and UDP; and application layer protocols such as DNS, DHCP, and WINS. Written by a leading TCP/IP author, plus peer reviews from experts on the Windows Networking Team, this is the definitive guide to TCP/IP for Windows Server 2008.

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    Get Your Search On

    search_server_express_2008 Recently announced: Microsoft Search Server Express is now available as a free download! It’s available in x86 or x64 versions too.

    Download URL: Click here
    File name: SearchServerExpress.exe
    Size: 248 MB


    • Processor: 2.5 gigahertz (GHz) (minimum)
    • Memory: 2 gigabytes (GB) RAM (minimum)
    • Operating System: Any of the following editions of the Windows Server 2003 or newer operating system with the most recent service packs: Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, and Web Edition.
    • Hard disk: NTFS-formatted partition with 3 GB of free space (minimum)
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 with ASP.NET 2.0 enabled
    • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
    • Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation Runtime Components
    • Note: Search Server 2008 Express can be installed on one computer only. It supports an unlimited number of Web front-end servers, but only one application server.


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    FREE SBS 2008 Training Webcasts

    Register today for this 8-part training series of Academy Live Windows SBS 2008 Core Technical Training. The presenters are David Fabritus, Nicholas King and Michael Toot:

    Source: Chris Parkes Blog

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    Downloads – Free Windows Server 2008 eBook

    eBook - Introducing Windows Server 2008 Title: Introducing Windows Server 2008
    Author: Mitch Tulloch and the
    Microsoft Windows Server Team
    Publisher: Microsoft Press
    Published: May 30, 2007
    ISBN: 9780735624214
    Pages: 456
    Hard copy available: $19.79 at Amazon
    Register for FREE download: click here (6.5 MB)

    Take a first look at the next generation of Windows Server—with insights direct from the popular author and Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch and the Microsoft Windows Server team. With this insider’s introduction, you will get to preview and evaluate Windows Server 2008. You will learn how to use new features that help you improve security, performance, reliability, and operational efficiency, as well as how to automate deployment and administration. Examine Windows Hypervisor virtualization, Windows Deployment Services, Internet Information Services 7.0, Windows PowerShell, Network Access Protection, and other security features. Take a guided preview from the experts and get ready to plan for deployment and perform your first upgrades and migrations to Windows Server 2008.

    Source: Blog post by Ronald Grattopp (Microsoft TS2)

    Update: 03/30/2008 – there’s no CD in the eBook, but you can download a 60-day trial ISO of Windows Server 2008 (that can be extended to 240 days) here. Then spin it up and install it into a Virtual PC or burn it to a DVD and install it on real hardware. -Tim

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    Pricing for Windows Server 2008 Announced

    Windows_Server_System_logo In case you missed the announcement on Monday, here’s the pricing information for Windows Server 2008:

    • Windows Server 2008 Standard: $999 (with five Client Access Licenses, or CALs)
    • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise: $3,999 (with 25 CALs)
    • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter: $2,999 (per processor)
    • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems: $2,999 (per processor)
    • Windows Web Server 2008: $469
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V: $971 (with five CALs)
    • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V: $3,971 (with 25 CALs)
    • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V: $2,971 (per processor)

    (No pricing on Cougar / SBS 2008 yet – still too early)

    server2008posterIf you’d like a handy visual reference of what’s new in Windows Server 2008, check out these FREE handy downloadable posters in PDF format (these were the ones in the July 2007 TechNet Magazine):

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