Oct 052018
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After you upgrade Microsoft Windows 10 to version 1809 (October Update), you may notice that your RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) have uninstalled and that you cannot download or install RSAT on the new version of Windows 10. This is because Microsoft has provided the RSAT tools as part of “Features on Demand” on Windows 10 itself.

Some of you may not be familiar with using the “Features on Demand” or “DISM” tool on Windows, so I decided to write up this little post to assist you in installing RSAT on the latest version of Windows 10.

Install RSAT on Windows 10 1809 (and higher)

To install RSAT on Windows 10 version 1809, open an elevated command and run the following command:

DISM.exe /Online /add-capability /CapabilityName:Rsat.ActiveDirectory.DS-LDS.Tools~~~~ /CapabilityName:Rsat.BitLocker.Recovery.Tools~~~~ /CapabilityName:Rsat.CertificateServices.Tools~~~~ /CapabilityName:Rsat.DHCP.Tools~~~~ /CapabilityName:Rsat.Dns.Tools~~~~ /CapabilityName:Rsat.FailoverCluster.Management.Tools~~~~ /CapabilityName:Rsat.FileServices.Tools~~~~ /CapabilityName:Rsat.GroupPolicy.Management.Tools~~~~ /CapabilityName:Rsat.IPAM.Client.Tools~~~~ /CapabilityName:Rsat.LLDP.Tools~~~~ /CapabilityName:Rsat.NetworkController.Tools~~~~ /CapabilityName:Rsat.NetworkLoadBalancing.Tools~~~~ /CapabilityName:Rsat.RemoteAccess.Management.Tools~~~~ /CapabilityName:Rsat.RemoteDesktop.Services.Tools~~~~ /CapabilityName:Rsat.ServerManager.Tools~~~~ /CapabilityName:Rsat.Shielded.VM.Tools~~~~ /CapabilityName:Rsat.StorageReplica.Tools~~~~ /CapabilityName:Rsat.VolumeActivation.Tools~~~~ /CapabilityName:Rsat.WSUS.Tools~~~~ /CapabilityName:Rsat.StorageMigrationService.Management.Tools~~~~ /CapabilityName:Rsat.SystemInsights.Management.Tools~~~~

*Please Note: If you are using WSUS, you may not be configured to download “optional features” from Windows Update (resulting in “cannot download”, or error “0x800F0954”). To resolve this, please follow the instructions at: https://www.stephenwagner.com/2018/10/08/enable-windows-update-features-on-demand-and-turn-windows-features-on-or-off-in-wsus-environments/

Additional Notes

You’ll notice that by using the command above, we are installing multiple “capabilities”. Below is a list of the capabilities that we install to include the full RSAT feature set:

  • Rsat.ActiveDirectory.DS-LDS.Tools~~~~
  • Rsat.BitLocker.Recovery.Tools~~~~
  • Rsat.CertificateServices.Tools~~~~
  • Rsat.DHCP.Tools~~~~
  • Rsat.Dns.Tools~~~~
  • Rsat.FailoverCluster.Management.Tools~~~~
  • Rsat.FileServices.Tools~~~~
  • Rsat.GroupPolicy.Management.Tools~~~~
  • Rsat.IPAM.Client.Tools~~~~
  • Rsat.LLDP.Tools~~~~
  • Rsat.NetworkController.Tools~~~~
  • Rsat.NetworkLoadBalancing.Tools~~~~
  • Rsat.RemoteAccess.Management.Tools~~~~
  • Rsat.RemoteDesktop.Services.Tools~~~~
  • Rsat.ServerManager.Tools~~~~
  • Rsat.Shielded.VM.Tools~~~~
  • Rsat.StorageReplica.Tools~~~~
  • Rsat.VolumeActivation.Tools~~~~
  • Rsat.WSUS.Tools~~~~
  • Rsat.StorageMigrationService.Management.Tools~~~~
  • Rsat.SystemInsights.Management.Tools~~~~

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  5 Responses to “Windows 10 Version 1809 October Update – Install RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools)”

  1. Thank You

    When I ran DSIM I gave the error 0x800F0954, I had to execute the following:

    1. regedit
    2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows \ WindowsUpdate \ AU
    3. UseWUServer -> 0
    4. net stop wuauserv && net start wuauserv from cmd

  2. Glad it worked!

    And for anyone else reading, you have to enable FoD’s (Feature on Demand) from Windows Update either via Group Policy, or via registry as demonstrated by Antonio!


  3. Hi,

    I don’t know if you all are aware but BitLocker Recovery Key Administration tool doesn’t work even if it’s installed.

    RSAT: Active Directory Domain Services and Lightweight Directory Services Tools Installed
    RSAT: BitLocker Drive Encryption Administration Utilities Installed

    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Add-WindowsCapability -Online -Name Rsat.BitLocker.Recovery.Tools~~~~

    Path :
    Online : True
    RestartNeeded : False

  4. Worked perfectly, thanks for the tips.

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