RSAT Management Goes RTM

Last week I wrote in this space about the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 8.  Today I am pleased to announce that the RSAT package for the final release (RTM) of Windows 8 is now available.  Make sure you download them here.

Although it may not be strictly necessary, I always recommend removing any pre-release software and reboot before installing the new version.

Now that Windows Server 2012 is live, and so many of you with TechNet, MSDN, MAPS, MPN, and VL subscriptions are running the RTM bits of Windows 8, it is important to be able to manage the servers from our workstations… especially those of us running our servers in Server Core mode!

Download the RTM bits for the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 here!

Comments (5)

  1. mehmet says:

    Why don't we use rsat for windows 8 enterprise??????

  2. Ruth Morton says:

    Hi Mehmet,

    I've been able to confirm that RSAT will work with both Win8 Pro and Win8 Enterprise. I've let our internal web team know, so hopefully it'll get updated soon.

  3. Hi Ruth, have you heard of the issue with non-english locale's requiring the en-us mui to complete installation. See Bartek's post near end of this thread.…/6d8745e0-c4c1-463a-b4bb-09f6c9c22527

  4. Mitch.Garvis says:

    In this release of Remote Server Administration Tools, all tools are enabled by default. There is no need to open Turn Windows features on or off in Windows 8, and enable the tools that you want to use.

    To turn off specific tools

    1.On the desktop, hover in the upper right corner of the screen, and then click Settings.

    2.On the Desktop menu, click Control Panel.

    3.Click Programs, and then in Programs and Features, click Turn Windows features on or off.

    4.In the Windows Features dialog box, expand Remote Server Administration Tools, and then expand either Role Administration Tools or Feature Administration Tools.

    5.Clear the check boxes for any tools that you want to turn off. Click OK, and then close Control Panel.

  5. Mitch.Garvis says:

    Hi Knuckle-Dragger,

    The link that you have published is incomplete.  I have not heard of any issues like you mention, but that does not mean that there aren't any.  Please send me the complete link to and I will investigate. -MDG

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