Download The Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 10


To help ease remote server management, you can download and install Remote Server Administration Tools. Remote Server Administration Tools includes Server Manager, Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins, consoles, Windows PowerShell® cmdlets and providers, and some command-line tools for managing roles and features that run on Windows Server.

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 includes support for remote management of computers that are running the Server Core installation option or the Minimal Server Interface configuration of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview, Windows Server 2012 R2, and in limited cases, the Server Core installation options of Windows Server® 2012. However, Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 cannot be installed on any versions of the Windows Server operating system.

You can download and install the 32 and 64 bit versions of these tools, here are some of the things to watch for...
Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 can be used to manage roles and features that are running on Windows Server Technical Preview, with the following exceptions:

  • DHCP Tools. Dhcpmgmt.msc is not available in this release of RSAT, but equivalent Windows PowerShell cmdlets are available.
  • IP Address Management (IPAM) Tools. IPAM tools are not available in this release of RSAT.
  • Network Policy Server Tools. The NPS console is not supported on a Windows client-based operating system, and will be removed from future releases of RSAT.
  • Routing and Remote Access Tools. Routing and Remote Access Tools that are GUI-based cannot be used for remote configuration in this release of RSAT, but the equivalent Windows PowerShell cmdlets are available.

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 is available only in English (United States) for this release. If you are running Windows 10 in a language that is not English (United States), be sure that you have installed the English (United States) language pack before you install Remote Server Administration Tools. To install the language pack, on the Start screen, click Settings. Click Time and language, click Region and language, and then click Add a language. Click English, and then select English (United States). When you are finished, close the Settings dialog box.

To install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10

IMPORTANT: You can install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 only on the full release of Windows 10 Professional or Windows 10 Enterprise.

  1. Download the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 package that is appropriate for your computer's architecture. You can either run the installer from the Download Center website, or save the download package to a local computer or share. If you save the download package to a local computer or share, double-click the installer program, WindowsTH-KB2693643-x64.msu or WindowsTH-KB2693643-x86.msu, depending on the architecture of the computer on which you want to install the tools.
  2. When you are prompted by the Windows Update Standalone Installer dialog box to install the update, click Yes.
  3. Read and accept the license terms. Click I accept. Installation requires a few minutes to finish.

NOTE: All tools are enabled by default. You do not need to open Turn Windows features on or off in Windows 10 to enable tools that you want to use.

To turn off specific tools

  1. On the desktop, click Start, click All Apps, click Windows System, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Click Programs, and then in Programs and Features, click Turn Windows features on or off.
  3. In the Windows Features dialog box, expand Remote Server Administration Tools, and then expand either Role Administration Tools or Feature Administration Tools.
  4. Clear the check boxes for any tools that you want to turn off. Note that if you turn off Server Manager, the computer must be restarted, and tools that were accessible from the Tools menu of Server Manager must be opened from the Administrative Tools folder.
  5. When you are finished turning off tools that you do not want to use, click OK.

To uninstall Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10

  1. On the desktop, click Start, click All Apps, click Windows System, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.
  3. Click View installed updates.
  4. Right-click Update for Microsoft Windows (KB2693643), and then click Uninstall.
  5. When you are asked if you are sure you want to uninstall the update, click Yes.

 

Comments (9)
  1. helloworld says:

    Doesn’t work on a german Win10 Enterprise Installation. I’ve added US English as additional language, but that doesn’t change anything.
    The installation goes through without any error, but it’s not appearing as installed update nor does the menu "Remote Server Administration Tools" appear in add/remove features.
    Any suggestions?

  2. Chris says:

    I am getting the same, nothing is appearing.

  3. JAMESUKDEV says:

    You need to install the US language pack. Then it does a proper install.

  4. Hi – the best option for getting support would be to head over to the Windows 10 community forum –

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/search/search?SearchTerm=Remote+Server+Administration+Tools+for+Windows+10&IsSuggestedTerm=true&tab=&CurrentScope.ForumName=Windows&CurrentScope.Filter=windows_10&ContentTypeScope=#/Windows/windows_10//1 – so far it doesn’t
    seem like there has been a thread started on this particular issue, so it’s worth posting over there.

  5. helloworld says:

    I’ve added it via "Region and language" and it’s listed as "English (United States), however I’ve kept German als systemlanguage.

  6. Dave says:

    No DHCP managment?
    Forcing me to use useless cmdlets with PowerShell?
    Come on, Microsoft, don’t try to be what you’re not (Cisco).

  7. Graham says:

    Actually MS there are people outside the US using your software you know, why make it so difficult!

    To get the tools to install I needed to got to Language under Control Panel > Add a language > English (United States) > click Options > then install language pack

    Then install and it works (after a reboot)

  8. helloworld says:

    Thanks Graham for that hint! My installation said "no language packs available". So I had to go to WSUS, add the Wiin10 language pack, synch and approve it. Only then it was available. Now RSAT is installed…
    I guess it’s an unusual situation that a Windows Installation is behind a FW, a proxy, receives it’s updates from a WSUS, with no chance to communicate directly to MS update…

  9. Dan_IT says:

    "No language packs available" how do you install US language pack?

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