Install RSAT features in Windows 10 version 1809 or Windows Server 2019 and later

Starting with Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019, Microsoft no longer provides Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) as a downloadable package; instead RSAT is available as a set of Features on Demand (FODs). For workstations running earlier versions of Windows 10 or Windows Server, you can still download the RSAT installer from the Microsoft Download Center.

At Indiana University, workstations built with Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) won't be able to find the RSAT features because they are not available from the IU server. To get RSAT features, you first must change your system settings to specify Microsoft Windows Update as the source for downloading features:

  1. Press Windows-r, enter gpedit.msc, and then click OK.
  2. Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, and then select System.
  3. In the list of System settings, right-click Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair, and then click Edit.
  4. Select Enabled, and then, under "Options", select Download repair content and optional features directly from Windows Update instead of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
    UITS recommends having this policy enabled only while you are downloading components that are not offered by IU's SCCM service.
  5. Click OK, and then close Local Group Policy Editor.

To install RSAT features, launch PowerShell as an administrator, and then use Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM.exe) with the /add-capability option; for example (replace <capability_name> with the capability name associated with the feature you want to install; to find the appropriate capability name, refer to Microsoft's list of RSAT features):

DISM.exe /Online /add-capability /CapabilityName:<capability_name>

Alternatively, you can add multiple features with one command; for example:

DISM.exe /Online /add-capability /CapabilityName:<capability_name1> /CapabilityName:<capability_name2>

When you install a feature that has one or more dependencies, the dependent feature(s) will be installed automatically, as well. For example, the following command installs Active Directory Domain Services and Lightweight Directory Services Tools (ADUC), Group Policy Management Tools (GPMC), and BitLocker Drive Encryption Administration Utilities (the Bitlocker Viewer tab in ADUC), as well as the Server Manager feature, which is a dependency for ADUC:

DISM.exe /Online /add-capability /CapabilityName:Rsat.ActiveDirectory.DS-LDS.Tools~~~~ /CapabilityName:Rsat.GroupPolicy.Management.Tools~~~~ /CapabilityName:Rsat.BitLocker.Recovery.Tools~~~~

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Last modified on 2023-06-28 12:06:21.