Windows Remote Server Administration Tool


Windows Remote Server Administration Tool


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References: 1 References: 2 References: 3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2693643 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39296 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831501.aspx

Introduction:

Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 8.1 includes Server Manager, Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins, consoles, Windows PowerShell cmdlets and providers, and command-line tools for managing roles and features that run on Windows Server 2012 R2 and, in most cases, Windows Server 2012.

RSAT for Windows 8 includes Server Manager, MMC snap-ins, consoles, Windows PowerShell cmdlets and providers, and command-line tools for managing roles and features that run on Windows Server 2012.

In limited cases, the tools can be used to manage roles and features that are running on Windows Server 2008 R2 or on Windows Server 2008. Some tools can also manage roles and features on Windows Server 2003.

 System Requirments:

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1 can be installed only on computers that are running Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 8.1 Enterprise. Remote Server Administration Tools cannot be installed on any other editions of Windows 8.1, and it cannot be installed on computers that are running Windows RT 8.1 or other system-on-chip devices.

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1 runs on both x86- and x64-based editions of Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 8.1 Enterprise.

ATTENTION
Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1 should not be installed on a computer that is running administration tools packs for Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 Server®. Remove all older versions of Administration Tools Pack or Remote Server Administration Tools—including earlier prerelease versions, and releases of the tools for different languages or locales—from the computer before you install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1.

 

How to Install Windows 8.1 RSAT

1. Download the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1 package from the Microsoft Download Center. Or from the link above located at Reference: 2. (Both lead to the same place)

2. Once downloaded double click the installer and when prompted by the Windows Update Standalone Instller go ahead an click yes.

3. Wait a couple minutes and ta-da you are good to go.

Windows Stand Alone Installer

How to Run/Operate RSAT

NOTE
After installing Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1, the Administrative Tools folder is not displayed on the Start screen. This is a known issue in this release of Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1. You can access the tools from the following locations.

  • The Tools menu in the Server Manager console.
  • Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools.
  • A shortcut saved to the desktop from the Administrative Tools folder (to do this, right click the Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools link, and then click Create Shortcut).

The tools installed as part of Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1 cannot be used to manage the local computer. Regardless of the tool you run, you must specify a remote server or multiple remote servers on which to run the tool. Because most tools are integrated with Server Manager, you add remote servers that you want to manage to the Server Manager server pool before managing the server by using the tools in the Tools menu. For more information about how to add servers to your server pool, and create custom groups of servers, see Add servers to Server Manager and Create and manage server groups.

In Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1, all GUI-based server management tools, such as MMC snap-ins and dialog boxes, are accessed from the Tools menu of the Server Manager console. Although the computer that runs Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1 runs a client-based operating system, after installing the tools, Server Manager, included with Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1, opens automatically by default on the client computer. Note that there is no Local Server page in the Server Manager console that runs on a client computer.

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