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Is the Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 Administration Tools Pack the only way to install the Remote Desktops MMC add-in on Vista/Win7 x64 workstations?

Are there any better, low cost alternatives?

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the problem is the RD MMC add-in uses the /console switch for console connections, this has been superseded by /admin in later versions of windows though, so it doesn't really work any more

I've been successfully using RD Tabs, and a commercial product from vissionapp to fill this need for me, both seem to work very well for what I need

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Thanks, I'll check them out. –  Gordon Bell Aug 18 '09 at 15:39
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Have a look at Terminals over at CodePlex (http://www.codeplex.com/Terminals). Its a great free little multi-terminal program. Not without its flaws, but still a very good app.

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Your going want the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 .

Once you install this update, go into control panel, prgrams, and turn on windows features.

The Remote desktops mmc is under the Role Administration tools branch.

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Hey Russ thats awesome, I thought they had removed it completely! (maybe that was in Vista?) does this take into account the change from /console to /admin and provide backward compatibility where required? –  Ryan Coates Aug 18 '09 at 17:00
    
@Ryan, There was a RSAT for Vista as well. ( Vista was a bit after RTM though, which was annoying ). I can't speak specificaly to the /console to /admin, but I don't know of any reason why it wouldn't. –  Russ Aug 18 '09 at 20:10
    
@Ryan, sorry I forgot to speak to the backward compatibility. I use the windows 7 RSAT to remote desktop to Windows 2000 systems all the way through Windows 2008 R2/Windows 7 Systems. –  Russ Aug 18 '09 at 20:12
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