Active Directory Management Gateway Server is Active Directory Web Service for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. In Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft added Active Directory Web Service. One of features in Active Directory Web Service allows administrators to use PowerShell cmdlets and Active Directory Administrative Center to manage Active Directory. To use Active Directory cmdlets to manage Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008, administrators have to install Active Directory Management Gateway Server on Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008. Active Directory Management Gateway Server is a hotfix file. Administrators can download from here.
It's quite straightforward to install Active Directory Management Gateway Server. I will install it on a Windows Server 2008 domain controller.
- Download and install Microsoft .Net framework 3.5 SP1 on C drive of a Windows Server 2008 domain controller
- Download and install KB969166 on C drive of a domain controller which will be installed Active Directory Management Gateway Server
- Download KB967574 for Windows Server 2008 domain controller (without SP2 only)
- Download KB969429 for Windows Server 2003 domain controller only
- Download KB968934 on C drive of domain controller
- 1 domain controller is installed Windows Server 2008 with service pack 2
- 1 workstation is installed Windows 7 with Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT)
1. On a domain controller, log in as Domain Administrator.
2. Launch "Windows Explorer" and then navigate to C drive.
3. Double-click "Windows6.0-KB968934-x64" to install the hotfix.
If Microsoft .Net framework 3.5 SP1 and KB969166 isn't installed, "Windows6.0-KB968934-x64" cannot be installed on a domain controller.
4. Restart the domain controller.
5. If installation is successful, "Active Directory Web Services" is added and started on the domain controller.
As a result, a Windows 7 workstation can perform Active Directory cmdlets to manage the Active Directory.
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