My boss has told me that I would be allowed to run Linux (instead of Windows7) on my work PC if I can still manage MS Active Directory within it - not using an RDP. I searched and see suggestions that were made for WinServer 2003 and older. Are there any tools that work for managing AD that is running on WinServer 2008 and 2012?
There is Adaxes that allows you to do pretty much all AD-related tasks from a web interface.
It's a third party tool that is probably more useful for automation, but it can do the trick. Maybe there's something similar out there with the same approach.