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Windows 7 Managment within 2003 R2 / 2008 (non-R2) domain

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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.  

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