Remote Server Administration Tools(RSAT) and windows 7 service pack 1

Here are several issues with Remote Server Administration Tools and Windows 7 SP1.

(1) You can not install RSAT on Windows 7 SP1 (

After installing windows7 service pack 1, remote server administration update tool cannot install on the machine.

The error massage is “this update is not applicable to your computer”.

here is the repro steps if you are interested to test
1.    On a Windows 7 machine, install SP1.
2.    Try to install Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT).
3.    The error message “this update is not applicable to your computer” will appear.


Uninstall SP1, install RSAT and then apply SP1 again.


RSAT tools (

(2) 0x800f081f when you install Win7 SP1.

When you attempt to install the standalone package for Service Pack 1 for Windows 7/2008 R2, you might get the following error:

0x800f081f  <--This maps to CBS_E_SOURCE_MISSING

You'll be prompted to run the CheckSUR utility and running that utility will not resolve the issue. 

This may be due to a pre-release version of the RSAT tools being installed on the system.  To alleviate this failure, do the following:

1.  Uninstall the pre-release RSAT tools

2.  Reboot the system

3.  Install the release version of the RSAT tools (

4.  Reinstall SP1.


The Remote Server Administration Toolkit update to support Windows 7 Service Pack 1 has released. Come and get it:

Comments (8)
  1. Anonymous says:

    Symptom: ========= When you install Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 you may receive error 0x800f081f

  2. danma_ says:

    Thanks Andre.Ziegler for providing the workaround.

  3. danma_ says:

    We will release a new RSAT soon. If you can't wait, please follow the steps in the article to work around it.

  4. danma_ says:

    The Remote Server Administration Toolkit update to support Windows 7 Service Pack 1 has released. Come and get it:…/details.aspx

  5. Roi says:

    I installed my Windows 7 from a CD where the SP1 is already integrated. So I can't uninstall the SP1.

    How can I use the remote tools?

  6. sgislain says:

    You can't.  We are in the same situation.  Installed 7 with SP1, and found out that RSAT does not work unless you install RSAT then install SP1.  

    I have no way to remove SP1 that was part of the OS install.

  7. Willie Gunterini says:

    REALLY????? MisterSoftie released win 7 sp1 without releasing a new RSAT?????  Way to freaking go Darth Balmer!!!!

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