RSAT tools for Windows 10


Hello Folks,

It’s now expected that soon after the release of a new client OS, we release a new set of server management tools.  Well, wait no more the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 have been released.

These tools includes Server Manager, Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins, consoles, Windows PowerShell cmdlets and providers, and command-line tools for managing roles and features that run on Windows Server.  Please keep in mind that Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 can be installed ONLY on computers that are running the full release of Windows 10 Professional or Windows 10 Enterprise

I wanted to point out something important.  RSAT for Windows 10 is currently available only in US English. 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 RSAT.

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. As you can see my Surface Pro 3 currently has both Canadian French and English (United States) installed

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It’s also important to remove all previous versions of the RSAT tools before you start the install.

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.

Once you’ve downloaded and installed the RSAT for Windows 10 you will end up with a version of Server Manager in your start menu.  To use Server Manager to access and manage remote servers that are running Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 R2, you must install several updates on those servers as documented Here

If for some reasons you can’t see the tools in your start menu after installation.  Check the Program & Features , in the ‘Turn Windows Features on or off” section,

 

And validate that the RSAT tools are enabled.

Cheers!

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Pierre Roman
@pierreroman

Comments (3)

  1. Todd Lamothe says:

    Already have heard moaning and complaining about lack of a DHCP console. 😉

  2. Zach says:

    Happy to see this has been released. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Pierre Roman says:

    Hey Todd,

    I have heard that to. However it does say "in this release".... i hope that means that there will be multiple release. one can only hope at this point.

    Pierre

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