Now Live on the Download Center: Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with SP1

ITPros have been asking for it, and some of you have not been using your indoor voices to ask, either.  Remote Server Administration Tools (aka RSAT or Admin Pack) is now available for Windows 7 SP1.

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 SP1 can be used to manage roles and features running on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008.  Some of the tools can be used to manage roles running on Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2003 R2.  For information about the included tools and the server operating systems they’ll support, see KB958830.

As usual with RSAT, you must remove any other copies or versions of RSAT you have running on your Windows 7 with SP1 computer, including any copies you might have installed that are in different languages or locales.  Remember, the RSAT installation process is a two-step dance:  first, you run the correct MSU for your computer’s architecture; then, you enable the tools you want to use in the Turn Windows features on or off dialog box.  This two-step installation process prevents you from installing tools that you simply won’t use, or that you might not want to install for security reasons (i.e. you don’t want a more junior admin to be able to delete Active Directory user accounts accidentally).

For complete installation instructions, be sure to read the download page before you download and install Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT).  For installation instructions with screenshots, see Remote Server Administration Tools on the TechNet Wiki.