Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 have been released. Remote Server Administration Tools are meant for the system and IT administrators. They allow admins to set and manage roles as well as the features that are installed on a Windows Server computer, from a Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Enterprise remote computer. These tools let IT administrators manage Windows Server from a remote computer running the full release version of Windows 10.

Remote Server Administration Tools

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10

The Tools set includes:

  • Server Manager
  • Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins,
  • Consoles,
  • Windows PowerShell cmdlets and providers

Command line tools for the features running on Windows Server are also included in the tools set released lately.

While administrators can now manage roles and features running on Windows Server, there are a few exceptions which include-

  • DHCP Tools.
  • IP Address Management (IPAM) Tools.
  • Network Policy Server Tools.
  • Routing and Remote Access Tools.

These tools are not available for remote configuration in this release of administrative tools, but the equivalent Windows PowerShell cmdlets are available. Administrators can install RSAT for Windows 10 only on the machines running the full released of Windows 10 Professional or Windows 10 Enterprise and not on the Windows RT, ARM PCs, or other system-on-chip devices.

RAST for Windows 10 is available only in US English for now and if you are running Windows 10 in some other language, make sure that you install US English language pack before you install the lately released RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools).

Important: Only one copy of RSAT can be installed on a machine at a time. Thus it is important to remove all older versions of Administration Tools Pack or Remote Server Administration Tools from the computer before you install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10.

Older releases of RSAT are not upgraded to Windows 10, and thus if you have upgraded your older version of Windows to Windows 10, you have to fresh install RSAT for Windows 10 on your PC.

Install Group Policy and Active Directory tools on Windows

You can also use the Remote Server Administration Tools to install Group Policy and Active Directory tools on Windows 8, that can help you manage domain-based group policies and AD accounts.

Remote Server Administration Tools

Once you have installed RSAT, you may be required to open your Control Panel > Turn Windows features on or off and enable Remote Server Administration tools or simply Group Policy Management Tools, as the case may be. Now do the same for Remote Server Administration Tools by checking it – or simply check Active Directory. Click OK and wait for Windows to make the changes.

You can read more about it on TechNet and download it from the Microsoft Download Center.

UPDATED ON 3rd May 2018: RSAT for Windows 10 v1803 is available.

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