Can I install Server Manager Console to manage 2008 Servers on a XP Desktop?

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Can I install Server Manager Console to manage 2008 Servers on a XP Desktop?  If so where can I get the install to add the MMC snapin?
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I'm afraid you can't.
The Server 2008-specific management tools do not work on XP workstations. The RSAT (name for the tools pack) can only be installed on Windows Vista stations. This gives you the individual snap-ins for managing Server 2008 machines, but I cannot remember whether you also get access to Server Manager.

See http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9FF6E897-23CE-4A36-B7FC-D52065DE9960 for details on the RSAT.

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Yes and it was right to the point

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