How to Install and Configure RSAT In Windows 8.1?

Manage the network Windows Servers remotely with your Windows 8 or 8.1 using Remote Server Administration Tools. The Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1 will help you as IT or System administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on server computers that are running Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2. For the remote controlling task of Windows Servers, your client computer must be pro or enterprise edition of Windows 8.1.

IMPORTANT: You can install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1 only on Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 8.1 Enterprise, and you must be running a full release of Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 8.1 Enterprise; it cannot be a prerelease or evaluation copy.

The following roles and features are includes in RSAT.

  • Server Manager
  • Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins and consoles
  • Windows PowerShell cmdlets and providers
  • Command-line tools for managing roles and features
  • IP Address Management console
  • Hyper-V tools

Install and Configure RSAT In Windows 8.1

You need to download the RSAT the link ‘Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1‘ from Microsoft website. RSAT has two files, the “Windows8.1-KB2693643-x64.msu” is for x64 bit Windows and the “Windows8.1-KB2693643-x86.msu” is for 32 bit.

Check your Windows architecture from computer properties.

Computer Properties

When the download completed, try to install it on Windows client using local admin or domain admin. So click Yes when ask you ‘Do you want to install the Windows software update? ‘

Windows Update Standalone Installer

On the Read these licence term page click I Accept and let the RSAT being install on the system.

Remote Server Administration Tools

It will take a few minutes to complete.

RSAT Installation Complete

When the installation has finished click Close to close the page. Now go to control panel and open the Administrative Tools or press Windows button and search for Administrative Tools.

Administrative Tools

Here are all tools are enabled by default in this version of RSAT.

Windows 8 1 Administrative Tools

To test the RSAT, open Active Directory Users and Computers.

Active Directory Users and Computers on Windows 8 1

You can create your own custom Microsoft Management Console MMC.

Microsoft Management Consol

Remember, if you want to manage and server using RSAT you must login as domain admin on Windows 8.1 client.

Remote DesktopRemote Server Administration ToolsRSATWindows Server 2012 R2
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