Monday, March 31, 2008

Vista - Admin tools (adminpak.msi) lost but now found

So you've gone and upgraded your desktop to Vista and tried to install ye olde adminpak.msi only to find that it don't work. To add insult to injury, for the past year there was no hope in sight for fixing this sad state. Fear not, Microsoft has released the RSAT package. (Remote System Administration Tools) which will allow you to use Admin tools from a Vista box with SP1 and is compatible with 2k3, and 2k8 servers!

Download 32 bit version:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9FF6E897-23CE-4A36-B7FC-D52065DE9960&displaylang=en

Download 64 bit version:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D647A60B-63FD-4AC5-9243-BD3C497D2BC5&displaylang=en

*Note:
After installing, it'll add a help file to your local admin tools and you'll be wondering where the tools are. If you read the help file, it'll tell you to go into Programs and Features -> Turn Windows features on or off and check the box for "Remote Server Administration Tools"

1 comment:

David Wilhoit said...

Even after I enable it in Programs and Features, still can't see it. It does work on Vista Ultimate, yes?