Follow these steps to install RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) for Windows 7.
Download RSAT for Windows 7 from here.
Run – CMD – Windows6.1-KB958830-x64.msu /quiet
Reboot – Run – appwiz.cpl – Install Features – Check the boxes for what you want to install remotely.
- On the server(s) you want to control remotely, open up server manager – Configure server manager remote management – Check the box.
- My computer is on the domain, but I am not logged in as the domain admin. In order run RSAT, I had to modify the target path to run as the domain admin:
Start – Administrative Tools – Server Manager – Right Click Properties – Target:C:WindowsSystem32runas.exe /user:firstname.lastname@example.org “mmc %SystemRoot%\system32\ServerManager.msc /domain=domain.name”
- Now I just open up Server Manager – It prompts for domain admin password, then it launches Server Manager. I then Right Click “Server Manager” – Connect to a remote computer – “ComputerName” – and it connects!
NOTE: You will have to do step 5 for each tool you installed. You will modify the “%SystemRoot%system32ServerManager.msc” to point to that modules path.