Update: The Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Vista SP1 replace the Adminpak.
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The official name for the so-called Adminpak is Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 Administration Tools Pack. For earlier versions, the name of the setup file was admipak.msi, hence the name Adminpak. You will also often find Adminpack. It is a collection of free administration tools which allow you to remotely manage a Windows Server. Basically, they are the same management tools that are installed on a Windows server, the Adminpak just installs them on a workstation.
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In former times I used them often, meanwhile I prefer to manage a server in a terminal server session. However, I know that many administrators still value them. The current version doesn't seem to run on Windows Vista. On Windows Connected, you'll find instruction how to install the Windows 2003 SP1 Admin Pack on Windows Vista Beta 2. By the way, there is a newer Adminpak, the Windows Server 2003 R2 Administration Tools Pack. I don't know if the instructions also work for this version.