installing 2012 Active Directory mmc on windows 7 workstation

I want to be able to administer AD Users and computers (console) as well as the MS exchange management console for Exchange 2007.
I had it working on my old computer but do not remember where I downloaded the local installs from.
We are on a exchange 2007 and our DC is 2012
Thank you
wlasnerDirector, ITAsked:
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Budhi WitonoCommented:
You can download remote administration tools for windows 7
wlasnerDirector, ITAuthor Commented:
Thank you, I did this but only found the dhcp and dns tools I needed. not the Exchange or AD console.
Budhi WitonoCommented:
Have you downloaded exchanhe management tools?
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
all of the AD tools are in the RSAT
make sure they are enabled in programs and features
Hypercat (Deb)Commented:
Take a look at this excellent video.  You can't use the Windows 7 RSAT, but this video describes how you can remotely manage 2012 servers by setting up one 2012 server to publish the Server Manager (or other admin apps) using remote webapps.

You can install the Exchange 2007 management tools, but only if your Windows 7 workstation is 64-bit, IIRC.
wlasnerDirector, ITAuthor Commented:
OK, I got the exchange server console working - thank you
I just need some way to get the AD console working. I had it working on my old windows 7 computer. this is driving me crazy.
wlasnerDirector, ITAuthor Commented:
The video did not seem to offer applicable help
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
are they enabled in programs and features?
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Simply installing the RAST Tools on a Windows 7 Machine does not "ENABLE" the consoles. You need to do the following and you have run the EXE for RSAT.

- open programs and feratures
- click Turn Windwos Features On or Off (link on the left side)
- Put a check box beside the "Remote Server Admin Tools"

NOte you can expand this to see all of the features you can add and select them individually. After then Click OK and it will add them for you. Once you have done that Under Administrative Tool you  will see all of the consoles like ADUC, DNS etc.

wlasnerDirector, ITAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay, I was away. I did get the install completed. Now I get intermittent errors telling me the domain controller cannot be found. It opens and work 50% of the time.
Hypercat (Deb)Commented:
I can tell you from experience that Windows 2012 servers do NOT play well with the Windows 7 RSAT or even the basic Windows 7 Computer Management tool. I had it working for a while on a domain where I had a Windows 2008 R2 DC and a Windows 2012 DC, but pretty soon I had to remove the Windows 2012 DC from my management console because I couldn't connect to it reliably, as you mentioned.  That's why I posted the alternative method above.

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wlasnerDirector, ITAuthor Commented:
thank you everyone.
wlasnerDirector, ITAuthor Commented:
I will try the remote published app from 2012 as suggested. thanks
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