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How to install Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) on Windows Server 2012 using Server Manager

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Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) Background

 

The Remote Server Management Tools have been with Windows Server since Windows Server 2000. These tools enable the remote management of Server Roles and Features and were later released as part of a separate installation package called Remote Server Administration Tools that could be installed on the server and client/professional versions of the Windows operation system.

 

The following tools are included as part of the installation:

  • SMTP Server Tools
  • Hyper-V Management Tools
  • Hyper-V Module for Windows PowerShell
  • Hyper-V GUI Management Tools
  • Windows Server Update Services Tools
  • API and PowerShell cmdlets
  • User Interface Management Console
  • Active Directory Users and Computers Snap-in
  • Active Directory Sites and Services Snap-in
  • Active Directory Domains and Trusts Snap-in
  • Active Directory Administrative Center Snap-in
  • ADSI Edit Snap-in
  • Active Directory Schema Snap-in (Not Registered)
  • Active Directory Command Line Tools
  • Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell
  • IIS Management Tools
  • IIS Management Console
  • IIS Management Compatibility

 

Prerequisites for installing Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT)

You will require a Windows Server 2012 computer with the "Graphical Management Tools and Infrastructure" installed to install the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) using the Server Manager graphical user interface.

 

Instructions for installing Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT)

To install the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) on Windows Server 2012 please follow these instructions.


  • On the Windows Server 2012 open Server Manager. If Server Manager does not start by default press the "Windows + R" keys, Type "ServerManager" in the "Open" field and press "Enter" or click the OK button.

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  • On the Server Manager main windows Click "Add roles and features".

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  • In the "Add Roles and Features Wizard" under "Installation Type" check the "Role-based or feature-based installation" radio button and click "Next"

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  • In the "Add Roles and Features Wizard" under "Server Selection" check the "Select a server from the server pool" radio button, select the server you want to install the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) on and click "Next"

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  • In the "Add Roles and Features Wizard" under "Server Roles" click "Next"

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  • In the "Add Roles and Features Wizard" under "Features" scroll down and check the "Remote Server Administration Tools" check box. Click "Next".

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    • If prompted to add features accept the defaults and click "Add Features", then click "Next".

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    • If the Web Server Role page displays click "Next"

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    In the "Add Roles and Features Wizard" at the "Confirmation" page click "Install" to begin the installation of the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT)

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    The installation of the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) will begin and the progress will be displayed. You may be required to restart the server after the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) installation is complete.

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