Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Support Tools (dsforum2wiki)

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Support Tools (dsforum2wiki)

Unlike previous operating systems, in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the resource kit tools are installed as part of the server role installation.  In the past, you had to download the resource kit tools separately. 

For example, if you install the Active Directory Domain Services server role, all of the tools needed to support that role are installed on the server (i.e ADSIEdit, ADUC, etc). 

Some tools, such as kerbtray, have suitable replacements in the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 releases.  Kerbtray is no longer part of the tool set, but klist can be used to complete many of the tasks formerly performed by it.  For example, if you need to reset a domain controller's machine account password and need to remove the Kerberos ticket cache on the machine, you can use the following klist command at an elevated command prompt (see KB 325850):

  • klist purge

To download the compatible Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for the supported client operating systems, Windows Vista for Windows Server 2008 server roles and Windows 7 for Windows Server 2008 R2 server tools, see the following locations:

For any nuisances that you may encounter using these tools see the following article:

Related references
This article was derived from the DS forum post, Windows 2008 Kerbtray and/or ADSIEdit and other resource kit tools (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverDS/thread/20e16011-9ee3-4068-b631-0407ba691b7b)

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