What is RSAT?
RSAT or Remote Server Administration Tools is a package of server management tools you can install on Windows 10.
Using RSAT allows you to manage servers remotely which is a good security practice!
RSAT offers a number of tools like:
- Server Manager
- Active Directory Users & Computers
- The Active Directory PowerShell module
- Group Policy Management Console
- The Group Policy PowerShell module
- DNS manager
- DHCP manager
How to Install RSAT?
The installation of RSAT depends on what version of Windows you’re running.
Windows 10 Version 1809 and Later
The easiest way to install RSAT on Windows 10 version 1809 and later is to use Feature on Demand (FoD).
If e.g. you want to install the Active Directory management tools and the Active Directory PowerShell module follow these steps:
- Start an administrative PowerShell prompt
- Execute the following command
Get-WindowsCapability -Name RSAT.ActiveDirectory* -Online | Add-WindowsCapability -Online
Note: The Active Directory RSAT tool is a prerequisite if you want to run Easy365Manager from Windows 10.
Easy365Manager allows you to manage email properties of users and groups in Active Directory without using on-premise Exchange.
With Easy365Manager you can also manage Office 365 licenses and mailboxes directly in AD Users and Computers.
To install the Group Policy Management Console and the Group Policy PowerShell module use the following command:
Get-WindowsCapability -Name RSAT.GroupPolicy* -Online | Add-WindowsCapability -Online
For a complete list of the RSAT tools available via FOD run the following command:
If you prefer to use the GUI to install RSAT on Windows 10 this is also possible. Use the following four steps:
1. Hit the Windows button and type “features”. Then select the Apps & Features option:
3. Select Add a Feature:
4. Type RSAT and select the RSAT tool(s) you wish to install: