Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1 Preview enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview from a remote computer that is running Windows 8.1 Preview.
Note: There are multiple files available for this download. Once you click on the “Download” button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.
Version: 8.1 Preview
Date Published: 6/24/2013
Windows8-RT-KB2693643-x64.msu, 66.4 MB
Windows8-RT-KB2693643-x86.msu, 59.0 MB
Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1 Preview includes Server Manager, Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins, consoles, Windows PowerShell cmdlets and providers, and command-line tools for managing roles and features that run on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview. In limited cases, the tools can be used to manage roles and features that are running on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008. Some of the tools work for managing roles and features on Windows Server 2003.
The following tools can be used to manage roles and features that are running on Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview, but are not supported for managing roles and features on Windows Server 2012.
- IP Address Management console
- Hyper-V tools: Although you are not blocked from using Hyper-V cmdlets for Windows PowerShell in this release of Remote Server Administration Tools to manage Hyper-V running on Windows Server 2012, this scenario is not officially supported. Managing Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012 by using GUI-based tools in this download is supported.
I found it funny (and kind of cool) that this was out already (given we won't get Windows 8.1 until Wednesday, 2 days'ish, from now). Still I'd MUCH rather have this early than late. Interesting sign that this was released already...
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