Good news for Active Directory Powershell scripters!
Microsoft is backporting the excellent Active Directory Web Service to Windows Server 2003/2008
This means you can use the Active Directory PowerShell Module from a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 machine
to connect to a Windows 2003/2008 Active Directory and manage it using PowerShell.
I described the ADPM in an earlier blogpost:
Please read info about the Beta on the AD Powershell Blog:
You can also find a download link for the Beta there.