Install RSAT Tools in Windows 10 version 1809 using the Windows Settings app

Microsoft ships usually every 10 Feature Update (Update function) new Windows also new RSAT tools from (Remote Server Administration Tools). In the past, these had to be downloaded and installed manually.

With Windows 10 version 1809 , Microsoft changed this procedure with the installation of the RSAT tools and integrated the installation of the RSAT administration tools into the Windows Settings app . So that you can install the tools, you have to do the following.

Windows Settings apps

First open the Windows Settings app using the key combination ” Windows key +” I ” and use the following selection item.

Apps (uninstall, defaults, optional features)

Manage optional features

The following selection point is then called up in the ” Apps & Features ” area .

Manage optional features

Add feature

In this area of ​​the optional features you have to select ” Add feature “. Then you get an overview of the optional Windows 10 features to install.

Install RSAT Tools

All RSAT functions are listed here, which you can then activate individually via ” Install “. The following RSAT tools are available.

  • RSAT Shielded VM Tools
  • RSAT Active Directory Certificate Service Tools
  • RSAT data center bridging LLDP tools
  • RSAT DHCP server tools
  • RSAT DNS server tools
  • RSAT failover clustering tools
  • RSAT Group Policy Management Tools
  • RSAT IP address management client (IPAM)
  • RSAT network controller management tools
  • RSAT Remote Desktop Services Tools
  • RSAT server manager
  • RSAT Storage Migration Service Management Tools
  • RSAT Storage Replica Module for Windows PowerShell
  • RSAT System Insights module for Windows PowerShell
  • RSAT tools for Active Directory Domain Services and Lightweight Directory Services
  • RSAT tools for file services
  • RSAT tools for remote access management
  • RSAT tools for network load balancing
  • RSAT administration tools for Bitlocker drive encryption
  • RSAT Volume Activation Tools
  • RSAT Windows Server Update Services tools

With the integration of the Remote Server Administration Tools in the Settings app, Microsoft is pursuing its path of moving as many options as possible into the ” Windows Settings “. However, this integration of the RSAT tools does not seem to be thought through to the end, because the user or the admin must install each function of the RSAT tools individually.

With the mass of tools this is a very thankless task and in the past it was much easier and faster to download the RSAT tools and then install them. So the installation of the RSAT tools seems to be a step backwards and we hope that Microsoft will improve again .

Here are more contributions to the Windows 10 RSAT tools .

– RSAT Tools for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 1709 (KB2693643) incl. DNS Manager
– RSAT Tools for Windows 10 Fall Creatos Update for download
– RSAT Remote Server Administration
Tools for Windows 10 Anniversary and Creators Update – RSAT 1803 Tools Download for Windows 10