Remote management on windows2008 R2

I am familiar with RDP and was using this all my life, We have client they have a policy not to use RDP on windows2008 R2 server. is there any way we can mange that server remotely ? Such as installing windows features, and rolls , or application ext whithout installing any thirdparty remote control software?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Any means to manage the server remotely comes out the same (roughly) as RDP. RDP behind a hardware VPN router is perfectly safe and inexpensive to implement.

I use RDP as well, VPN, and I have clients. I suggest you ask your client to reconsider.
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Neeraj SoniSr. ArchitectCommented:
VNC portable app may help without installing it.
Other than that, online tools like gotomeeting, webex sessions may help.

But of course as John suggested, ask your client first.
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NVITCommented:
> ...Such as installing windows features, and rolls , or application

If you mean manage things such as DNS, DHCP, AD, etc., from a Windows 7 Pro client, without logging onto the 2008 server, then see

Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7887

"...enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on remote computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 (and, for some roles and features, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003) from a remote computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows 7 with SP1"

RSAT for Vista SP1:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21090

More info on RSAT and Windows 10:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/2202.remote-server-administration-tools-rsat-for-windows-client-and-windows-server-dsforum2wiki.aspx
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sara2000Author Commented:
Thank you for quick reply.
Can we install an application using RSAT? for en example installing Exchange2010 on windows2008 R2 from a windows 7 pro or an another windows2008 .
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
RSAT are system management tools. RDP is for remote access. Which are you looking for. You had said Remote Access (RDP).
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NVITCommented:
> ...example installing Exchange2010 on windows2008 R2 from a windows 7 pro
I have not done it myself but I believe Exchange may be installed from the command line using PSEXEC free from Microsoft.

Example command line install:
http://www.msexchange.org/kbase/ExchangeServerTips/ExchangeServer2010/SetupDeployment/UnattendedSetupExchange2010.html
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@sara2000  - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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