I wonder if somebody could confirm my fears?
We have just started rolling out some new machines with Windows 7 into our domain, which has Server 2008 & Server 2003R2 DCs.
Do we need to buy Server 2008 R2 in order to do simple things like:
1) View the event logs of the Windows 7 clients via Computer Management ?
2) Deploy Windows 7 specific GPO’s (Such as 'Disable or enable software Secure Attention Sequence') ?
I realise we could also purchase Windows 7 and deploy that with server management tools, and manually copy across ADM files but this is both inelegant and a faff – as well as using up precious VM resources.
What I’d like to be able to do is just manage the Windows 7 machines like we do the XP machines.