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Windows Server 2003 SP2 Administration Tools Pack on windows server 2008

Hi,

Is it possible to install the following tools on a Windows server 2008 server?

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Administration Tools Pack to manage 2003 Active Directory

Exchange server 2003 system tools to manage an Exchange server 2003 system? (at least I know that it does not install on vista)

The 2008 machine is only being used as a management station as far as 2003 AD and Exchange 2003 are concerned

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raedaljarrah
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Mike KlineCommented:
On the 2008 box you should be able to go to features in server manager and add the "Remote Server Administration Tools".  The RSAT tools should be what you need.
Not sure about ESM on the 2008 box. (I haven't tested that)
There is a version that will run on Vista
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3403d74e-8942-421b-8738-b3664559e46f&displaylang=en
Exchange System Manager for Windows Vista
 
Thanks
Mike
 
 
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madhuskCommented:
You cannot install windows 2003 adminpak on windows 2008 server.
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raedaljarrahAuthor Commented:
So the RSAT on Windows server 2008 will take care of managing AD 2003

Please note that the 2008 box is only a member server in this case

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Mike KlineCommented:
Yes you will get the tools needed for managing AD 2003 with RSAT.  More on that here:
http://trycatch.be/blogs/roggenk/archive/2008/04/08/rsat-remote-server-administration-tools-what-s-included-and-what-s-not.aspx
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Mike
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raedaljarrahAuthor Commented:
But this tool is supposd to be installed on Vista machines to manage 2003/2008 domains

See:

http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Installing-Using-Remote-Server-Administration-Tools-RSAT-Vista.html

I need a tool to install on a 2008 machine in order to manage a 2003 domain

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Mike KlineCommented:
RSAT is an option on the 2008 box -- just go into your features in server manager.
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