If you are an IT administrator and are following the latest news about Windows 8, you should know that Windows 8 Consumer preview is available for download. If you want to test this version of Windows with your network, the remote server administration tools for Windows 7 will not work under Windows 8 Consumer Preview. With the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Microsoft has also released remote server administration tools for Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Remote Server Administration tools for Windows 8 Consumer Preview include the following tools and utilities:
- Server manager
- Microsoft management console (MMC) snap-ins
- Windows powerShell cmdlets and providers
- Command line tools for managing roles and features
Most of these tools will work on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Some of the tools will also work with Windows Server 2003. You will need to install Windows Server 8 for maximum compatibility and working of all these server administration tools. Please note that these remote server administration tools will not work on Windows 8 installed on an ARM based hardware.
Download Remote server administration tools for Windows 8 (32-bit (x86))
Download Remote server administration tools for Windows 8 (64-bit (x64))