Oct 052018
 
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After you upgrade Microsoft Windows 10 to version 1809 (October Update) or later, 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. This will apply to all future Windows 10 releases.

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~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.BitLocker.Recovery.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.CertificateServices.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.DHCP.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.Dns.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.FailoverCluster.Management.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.FileServices.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.GroupPolicy.Management.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.IPAM.Client.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.LLDP.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.NetworkController.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.NetworkLoadBalancing.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.RemoteAccess.Management.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.RemoteDesktop.Services.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.ServerManager.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.Shielded.VM.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.StorageReplica.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.VolumeActivation.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.WSUS.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.StorageMigrationService.Management.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.SystemInsights.Management.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0

*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~~~~0.0.1.0
  • Rsat.BitLocker.Recovery.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0
  • Rsat.CertificateServices.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0
  • Rsat.DHCP.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0
  • Rsat.Dns.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0
  • Rsat.FailoverCluster.Management.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0
  • Rsat.FileServices.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0
  • Rsat.GroupPolicy.Management.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0
  • Rsat.IPAM.Client.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0
  • Rsat.LLDP.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0
  • Rsat.NetworkController.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0
  • Rsat.NetworkLoadBalancing.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0
  • Rsat.RemoteAccess.Management.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0
  • Rsat.RemoteDesktop.Services.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0
  • Rsat.ServerManager.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0
  • Rsat.Shielded.VM.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0
  • Rsat.StorageReplica.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0
  • Rsat.VolumeActivation.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0
  • Rsat.WSUS.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0
  • Rsat.StorageMigrationService.Management.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0
  • Rsat.SystemInsights.Management.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0

For more information on this change, you can visit the following URLS:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=45520

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/features-on-demand-non-language-fod#remote-server-administration-tools-rsat

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/features-on-demand-v2–capabilities

  19 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!

    Cheers,
    Stephen

  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~~~~0.0.1.0

    Path :
    Online : True
    RestartNeeded : False

  4. Worked perfectly, thanks for the tips.

  5. No access to WSUS here. I didn’t want to mount the ISO or copy the whole 4.6GB down to the clients to install this, so I experimented to see what the bare minimum I needed for just the Active Directory Users and Computers for Australian English was.

    First, I copied only:

    Microsoft-Windows-ActiveDirectory-DS-LDS-Tools-FoD-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~.cab
    Microsoft-Windows-ActiveDirectory-DS-LDS-Tools-FoD-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~.cab

    When I did this, I was getting a “The source files could not be found” error. It turns out that you also need the metadata folder and the files within. I did not need FoDMetadata_Client.cab.

    41 files at 6MB total.

  6. Hi Glenn, without WSUS it’s even easier as you can just run the commands to install and it’ll directly pull from windows update.

    Cheers,
    Stephen

  7. Thanks. This is the only technique that worked for me. I use it now to install and uninstall RSAT.

  8. It works for the version 10.0.17763.1, but it doesn’t work for the Version 10.0.17763.195

  9. Awesome! Works great. Thank You!!!!

  10. Thanks for this help.
    Me too I’m wasting too much for RSAT since the first edition of Window 10.

  11. What a shit show. The tools get uninstalled every 6 months when a new version of win10 is pushed out now they hide the tools behind a 500 character command and i’m getting multiple failures running it. Way to go microsoft… Thanks for the tip to sind me in the right direction.

  12. No inet access for most of my systems. Where do I download the files for a local repository?

  13. you can download the installation pack at https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=45520

  14. Hi arbcoll,

    There is no longer an installation pack. The link you posted has the following quote: “IMPORTANT: Starting with Windows 10 October 2018 Update, RSAT is included as a set of “Features on Demand” in Windows 10 itself. See “Install Instructions” below for details, and “Additional Information” for recommendations and troubleshooting. RSAT lets IT admins manage Windows Server roles and features from a Windows 10 PC.”

    You’ll need to follow the instructions in this post to install to newer builds.

    Cheers,
    Stephen

  15. I found the solution on https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/aaf22478-0b45-4517-be61-e2ab6c74f870/windows-10-1809-rsat-tools?forum=win10itprosetup

    Run this command in PowerShell:

    Get-WindowsCapability -Online | Where-Object {($_.State -notmatch ‘Installed’) -and ($_.Name -match ‘rsat’)} | %{Add-WindowsCapability -Name $_.Name -Online}

  16. Thank you for the guide.
    It saved me a quite some time! 🙂

  17. Thanks Stephen, excellent article!
    Better way to activate RSAT than Windows Legacy mode steps!
    For everyone, this apply for Windows 10 after Octubre (1809) Update, where RSAT is missing.

    its working on for me!
    Greetings..

  18. seems like an elaborate and overly complicated way to do what used to simply be an install. why oh why the regression?

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