How to Install RSAT in Windows 10 (3 Methods)

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Introduction

This guide demos how to Install RSAT in Windows 10.

Starting with Windows 10 October 2018 Update (1809), you no longer need to download and install RSAT in Windows 10. RSAT now appears as a “Windows optional feature” right in Windows 10.

RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tool) is a set of tools that enable you to manage Windows server roles right from Windows 10.
To complete the tasks in this guide your computer needs access to the internet.

Options to Install RSAT in Windows 10

The 3 options discussed in this guide are (Install RSAT):

  1. From Manage optional features
  2. DISM
  3. PowerShell

1
Install RSAT in Windows 10 with Manage Optional Features

To enable RSAT with Manage Optional Features:

  • Type Optional Features in the search bar. Then select Manage Optional Features.
Options to Enable RSAT in Windows 10
  • When Optional features settings opens, click Add features.
Options to Enable RSAT in Windows 10
  • Then scroll through available features and click on the feature you wish to add.
Options to Enable RSAT in Windows 10
  • Finally, click Install.
  • Once you click Install, the feature will disappear from the list. To confirm it has been enabled, click the back button beside Settings.
  • Then click see optional feature history. The feature you just installed should be in the list. The installation progress bar will be displayed.
  • When the installation is completed, scroll down the Optional features list. RSAT will be listed.
  • To confirm that this feature is installed, search for it.

2
Install RSAT in Windows 10 with DISM

Another method to install RSAT is to use DISM Command.

Here is how:

  • Type cmd in search bar. Then right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
  • If you receive User Account Control prompt, click Yes.
  • At command prompt, type this command. Then press enter.
DISM.exe /Online /Get-Capabilities | find "Rsat"

The command lists all available RSAT optional features you can install.

  • To install a feature, type this command. Then press enter.
DISM /Online /Add-Capability /CapabilityName:Rsat.GroupPolicy.Management.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0

Replace “Rsat.GroupPolicy.Management.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0” with the name of the RSAT feature you wish to install.

To avoid errors, it is recommended to copy the feature name from the results of the DISM.exe /Online /Get-Capabilities command.

The last command will install Group Policy Management console.

rsat windows 10
  • To confirm that the feature was installed successfully, run this command
DISM.exe /Online /Get-CapabilityInfo /CapabilityName:Rsat.GroupPolicy.Management.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0

Replace “Rsat.GroupPolicy.Management.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0” with the RSAT feature you installed…

Here is the result…The State is Installed.

rsat windows 10

3
Install RSAT in Windows 10 with PowerShell

The last method to install RSAT is with PowerShell.

Here are the detailed steps:

  • Search PowerShell. Then right-click Windows PowerShell and select Run as Administrator.
Install RSAT in Windows 10 with PowerShell
  • At powershell command prompt, to list available RSAT features, type the command below. Then press enter.
Get-WindowsCapability -Online | Where-Object {$_.Name -like "RSAT*"}

Here is the result of the command:

  • To install one of the RSAT features, use the command below:
Add-WindowsCapability -Online -Name Rsat.Dns.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0
  • PowerShell will start installing the feature…
  • When the installation is completed, the result will display as shown below. If you need to restart, RestartNeeded will display True.
  • To confirm that the feature installed successfully, use a command similar to the one below:
 Get-WindowsCapability -Online | Where-Object {$_.Name -like "Rsat.Dns.Tools*"} 

Te result should show that the feature is installed

Conclusion

With one of the methods discussed in this guide you should be able to install RSAT in Windows 10.

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For more Windows guides visit our Windows How To page.

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