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Install Windows 2003 Admin pack on Windows 7 (x64) client?

Posted on 2011-10-10
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I need to install the Windows 2003 Admin pack on Windows 7 (x64) client.  We need this so a user can update AD users and groups.  Can this be done?  Are there any "gotchas"?
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You may find that the capabilities that you need are already available within the Windows 7 Remote Server Administration Tools:


Installing Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7
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by:Jason Watkins
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WS03's adminpak technically cannot be installed on Windows 7 x64 or any other 64-bit client. Use RSAT as suggested above, or XP Mode and adminpak.
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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ON Windows 7 you don't need to install Windows Server 2003 Administrative Tools. There are new package for 7/2008/2008R2 systems. Download for that Remote Server Administrative Tools (RSAT) which have much more than 2003 Administrative Tools (but still can be used for AD management) and install on your 7 client. After that go to Control Panel and choose Tools which you want to use.

Where to download RSAT

How to install and use them


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Glad to help!

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