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Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 manages only Windows Server 2008/2008 R2

Some roles and features on Windows Server 2003 can be managed remotely by using Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7, but not all tools will work against Windows Server 2003, and even if the tool works, there might be specific functions that will not function.  Therefore, in order to manage a Windows Server 2003 network, use either a Windows XP-based workstation, or use RDP to connect to the remote servers and manage them directly.Source: http://www.petri.co.il/remote-server-administration-tools-for-windows-7.htm

Microsoft File Server Capacity Tool (FSCT)

Microsoft will soon offer the new File Server Capacity Tool (FSCT) for this purpose, and as of October 2009, it’s already available as a Release Candidate at connect.microsoft.com. The tool isn’t a planning tool—those would typically let you say how many users, shares, and so on you need to support and then generate a server specification. This tool runs on your file server and stresses it with emulated workloads, then tells you what capacity the file server can support in terms of maximum users, throughput, and response time, and tells you where the bottlenecks are. FSCT is a command line utility without a GUI, so it’s very much targeted at IT professionals and solution providers. To use the tool, you need the server that’s being tested, a client computer, and a computer acting as the controller. Ideally, you want many client computers, to ensure you’re really taxing the server—Microsoft has performed testing with up to 120 clients. You also need an extra network that’s used between …

Create a bootable ISO file on a USB flash drive

While searching a free tool to create a Windows 7 bootable ISO file on a USB flash drive, I find the following applications:Microsoft Windows 7 USB / DVD Download Tool: creates a bootable Windows 7 installation USB flash drive; supports Windows 7 ISO file only. Novicorp WinToFlash: creates a bootable Windows installation or live USB flash drive; supports Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, and Windows 7 installation CD or DVD, and live CD or DVD (WinPE or BartPE). UNetbootin: creates a bootable live USB flash drive; supports a variety of Linux distributions. BootMyISO:  creates a bootable ISO file on a USB flash drive; supports some bootable ISO files.  If the OS loads and uses its own drivers to access the controller, the emulated CD is no longer accessible, then the OS would not fully boot.  This probably can not be used to create the installation or live USB flash drive. UltraISO: (not free) creates a bootable ISO file on a USB flash drive; supports Windows Vista…