Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 10 Technical Preview


Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 10 Technical Preview are now available for download. Download and install the version that matches your Windows 10 installation (x86 or x64)

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I wanted to know what Powershell modules this will add to a fresh Windows 10 Technical Preview for Enterprise. So I used this short script:

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Get-Module -ListAvailable | 
 Select name,version,ModuleType,ClrVersion,PowershellVersion | 
 Export-Csv .\Win10b-modules.csv -NoTypeInformation

# Install RSAT tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview
# http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44280
.\WindowsTH-KB2693643-x64.msu

Get-Module -ListAvailable | 
 Select name,version,ModuleType,ClrVersion,PowershellVersion | 
 Export-Csv .\Win10c-modules.csv -NoTypeInformation

Compare-Object -ReferenceObject (Import-Csv .\Win10b-modules.csv).name `
 -DifferenceObject (Import-Csv .\Win10c-modules.csv).name

The first 3 lines save a list of the installed PS modules in a CSV file.

Next I installed RSAT:

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then accepted the license agreement.

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Installation finished successfully. This added shortcuts to Server Manager tool (c:\windows\system32\ServerManager.exe) on the start menu and under All Apps

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A comparison of the PS module before and after the installation showed that RSAT added the following 19 modules:

ActiveDirectory
ClusterAwareUpdating
DFSN
DFSR
DhcpServer
DnsServer
FailoverClusters
GroupPolicy
IpamServer
IscsiTarget
NetworkController
NetworkLoadBalancingClusters
NFS
RemoteDesktop
ServerManager
ServerManagerTasks
StorageQoS
UpdateServices
WVR

If you encounter errors with Sysprep see this KB article. It’s for Windows 8 but it applies to Windows 10 Technical Preview as well.


1/8/2015 – Window Technical Preview build 9879:

Some may have access to the new Windows Technical Preview build 9879 available in the MSDN subscription secure download site.

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I’ve done a fresh install of Windows Technical Preview build 9879, and attempted to install RSAT normally. That just worked:

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In another fresh install of WinTP 9879 I tried using DISM:

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That completed successfully as well.

Some have reported errors attempting to install RSAT for Windows TP. I’ve downloaded the latest Windows TP ISO and did a fresh install as a Gen 2 virtual machine on Hyper-V 2012 R2. I downloaded and installed RSAT without any issue. I wan not able to replicate the problem. However, here’s another way to try to install it:

Download the WindowsTH-KB2693643-x64.msu file as usual – save it to the default location under ‘downloads’

Run the following script in Powershell_ISE (as administrator – elevated permissions)

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$Path = "$env:USERPROFILE\downloads\WindowsTH-KB2693643-x64.msu"
# Exctract .cab file
$Target = "$env:USERPROFILE\downloads\RSAT"
wusa.exe $Path /extract:$Target
# Install via DISM
$CAB = "$env:USERPROFILE\downloads\RSAT\WindowsTH-KB2693643-x64.cab"
Dism.exe /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:$CAB

 

 

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15 responses

  1. Pingback: Using SysPrep with Windows 10 Technical Preview for Enterprise | Sam's Corner

  2. Aksel Bork

    I have downloaded WindowsTH-KB2693643-x64.msu, but it give me this error

    First I tried to install it directly but got this error:
    “Windows Update Standalone Installer – Installer encountered an error: 0x8024001d”

    Secondly i tried doing it from CMD.exe
    1.)
    I have used this command to get the CAB file from the MSU file

    C:\DATA>expand -f:* c:\data\WindowsTH-KB2693643-x64.msu c:\data\KB2693643

    2.)
    C:\DATA>dism.exe /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:C:\data\KB2693643\WindowsTH-KB2693643-x64.cab

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.4.9879.0

    Image Version: 6.4.9879.0

    Processing 1 of 1 – Adding package Microsoft-Windows-RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Client-Package-TopLevel~31bf3856ad3
    64e35~amd64~~6.4.9840.0
    [==========================100.0%==========================]

    Error: 0x800f081e

    The specified package is not applicable to this image.

    The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log

    January 7, 2015 at 3:46 am

    • Hi Aksel,
      See updated notes above to use DISM as an alternative installation method.

      January 8, 2015 at 6:45 am

  3. I have tried all the above messages and I get the error The specified package is not applicable to this image, I just recently updates to WIndows 10 pro Technical Preview Build 9926

    January 24, 2015 at 10:58 am

    • Jason, this message comes up when you try to install RSAT on a server OS. This is meant for client OS and won’t install on a server OS.
      For example, it will install on Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Technical Preview, but won’t install on Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows 10 Enterprise Technical Preview

      January 24, 2015 at 12:22 pm

  4. alreynolds

    Sam,

    I just tried running the script on a Windows 10 Enterprise x64 en-US install (Build 9926), and I am getting the same “specified package is not applicable to this image” error. Any suggestions on where to look?

    Thanks for the help!

    January 27, 2015 at 11:13 am

    • alreynolds,
      yes, RSAT is intended for the ‘Windows 10 Technical Preview’ which is the client OS not the Enterprise version which already has these tools available as optional roles and features.
      The script helps when you have a corrupt file. It does a fresh download.

      January 27, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      • Ryan

        Hi SamB

        Came across this blog in the hopes to identify the steps to allow for remote server administration with the latest Windows 10 Enterprise Technical Preview, build 9926.

        You mention that these tools are available as optional roles and features, however, I don’t see them listed when you go to turn windows features on and off.

        Any suggestions? The Installer for the RSAT W10 tools are still build 9840 from Oct 2014 so they won’t install on this most recent build.

        Thanks

        January 28, 2015 at 11:36 am

      • Tallisman

        I’ve had the same error message “Error: 0x800f081e
        The specified package is not applicable to this image.” using both the Regular technical preview build 100061 and the enterprise build 9926. Certainly would love these tools at work! 🙂

        April 29, 2015 at 1:23 pm

  5. Erik

    Note that this release of Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview does not run on Windows 10 Technical Preview builds that are newer (higher-numbered) than build 9879. This download cannot yet be installed on the January 21, 2015 release of Windows 10 Technical Preview.

    February 4, 2015 at 6:57 am

  6. Legend! Thanks
    🙂

    February 22, 2015 at 8:03 pm

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  8. Darren

    Had the same ““Error: 0x800f081e” issue which turns out to be due to downloading the en-GB ISO, installing the en-US language pack resolves the issue. Solution found here:

    https://becomelotr.wordpress.com/2012/09/17/rsat-on-windows-8-works-but-fails/

    May 3, 2015 at 8:58 pm

  9. Snoue

    I cannot install the RSAT for my Windows 10 Pro x64, it will install the update but I cannot see any option to enable in programs and features also not seeing in Installed updates

    August 4, 2015 at 6:34 am

    • Baj

      I found it in the menu under All Apps -> Windows Administrative….

      Didn’t need to turn it on in windows features like you used to have to .

      August 5, 2015 at 7:50 pm

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