Where can I download the administration tools for Windows Server 2003 R2?

A. Windows 2003 R2 has several new management tools that you can download at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9bfb44f5-232a-4fb5-bc14-45bfd81b7ac1&DisplayLang=en (32 bit) and http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=8F7DF3A5-E738-44B4-91EB-4907511F87C6&displaylang=en (64 bit) for installation on Windows 2003 R2, Windows XP Professional Edition with Service Pack 2 (SP2)or above, and XP Professional x64 Edition.

The download page has four downloads: Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0; the File Server Resource Manager snap-in, File Server Management snap-in, and the Distributed File System snap-in (grouped in one download); the Identity Management for UNIX snap-in and the Print Management snap-in.

Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 must be installed on any machine attempting to run the R2 management snap-ins (a requirement of MMC 3.0). After you download the tools, you must install MMC 3.0 before attempting to install any of the tools that require MMC 3.0. After installing MMC 3.0, you need to restart the machine.

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