30 Jan.

Updated Windows 10 Technical Preview RSAT tools available for download

A new version of the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) has been released, you can grab it here

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview (January 2015)

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server Technical Preview from a remote computer that is running Windows 10 Technical Preview.

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview 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 Technical Preview.

Note that this release of Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview does not run on Windows 10 Technical Preview builds that are older (lower-numbered) than build 9926. This download can only be installed on the January 21, 2015 release of Windows 10 Technical Preview.

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview can be used to manage roles and features that are running on Windows Server Technical Preview (October 2014), with the following exceptions:

  • DNS Tools. DNS Tools in this release of RSAT offer limited functionality managing DNS Server running on Windows Server Technical Preview. Use DNS Tools to manage DNS Server running on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012.
  • IP Address Management (IPAM) Tools. You cannot use IPAM Tools in this release of RSAT to manage IPAM running on Windows Server Technical Preview. Use IPAM Tools in this release of RSAT to manage IPAM running on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012.

The following management tools are not available in this release of Remote Server Administration Tools.

  • Direct Access
  • Routing and Remote Access
Supported Operating System

Windows 10 , Windows 10 Tech Preview , Windows 8.1

**Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview can be installed ONLY on computers that are running the second release of Windows 10 Technical Preview.**

Remote Server Administration Tools cannot be installed on Windows RT, computers with an Advanced RISC Machine (ARM) architecture, or other system-on-chip devices.

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview runs on both x86- and x64-based editions of builds 9926 and later releases of Windows 10 Technical Preview, including all updates. This release does not run on Windows 10 Technical Preview builds that are older than 9926. Download and install the version that matches the architecture of the computer on which you plan to install the administration tools. If you are not sure whether your computer is x86- or x64-based, see How to determine whether a computer is running a 32-bit version or 64-bit version of the Windows operating system

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview is available only in United States English (en-US) for this release.

IMPORTANT:

Remove all older versions of Administration Tools Pack or Remote Server Administration Tools—including older prerelease versions, and releases of the tools for different languages or locales—from the computer before you install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview. Only one copy at a time of Remote Server Administration Tools can be installed on a computer. If you have upgraded to Windows 10 Technical Preview from an older release of Windows, you will need to install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview on the computer; no earlier releases of Remote Server Administration Tools are still installed on a computer that you have upgraded to Windows 10 Technical Preview.

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview includes support for remote management of computers that are running the Server Core installation option or the Minimal Server Graphical Interface configuration of Windows Server Technical Preview. However, Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview cannot be installed on any releases or installation options of the Windows Server operating system.

Earlier releases of Remote Server Administration Tools (such as those for Windows 8.1) are not available–nor do they run–on Windows 10 Technical Preview.

Server Manager is included with Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview; GUI-based tools that are part of this release of Remote Server Administration Tools can be opened by using commands on the Tools menu of the Server Manager console. To use Server Manager to access and manage remote servers that are running Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 R2, you must install several updates on the older operating systems. For more information about requirements for using Server Manager to manage remote servers, see Manage multiple, remote servers with Server Manager

To install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview

IMPORTANT: You can install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview only on the January 2015 release of Windows 10 Technical Preview (builds 9926 and later).

  1. Download the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview package that is appropriate for your computer’s architecture. You can either run the installer from the Download Center website, or save the download package to a local computer or share. If you save the download package to a local computer or share, double-click the installer program, WindowsTH-KB2693643-x64.msu or WindowsTH-KB2693643-x86.msu, depending on the architecture of the computer on which you want to install the tools.
  2. When you are prompted by the Windows Update Standalone Installer dialog box to install the update, click Yes.
  3. Read and accept the license terms. Click I accept. Installation requires a few minutes to finish.

NOTE: All tools are enabled by default. You do not need to open Turn Windows features on or off in Windows 10 Technical Preview to enable tools that you want to use.

To turn off specific tools

  1. On the desktop, click Start, click All Apps, click Windows System, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Click Programs, and then in Programs and Features, click Turn Windows features on or off.
  3. In the Windows Features dialog box, expand Remote Server Administration Tools, and then expand either Role Administration Tools or Feature Administration Tools.
  4. Clear the check boxes for any tools that you want to turn off. Note that if you turn off Server Manager, the computer must be restarted, and tools that were accessible from the Tools menu of Server Manager must be opened from the Administrative Tools folder.
  5. When you are finished turning off tools that you do not want to use, click OK.

To uninstall Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview

  1. On the desktop, click Start, click All Apps, click Windows System, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.
  3. Click View installed updates.
  4. Right-click Update for Microsoft Windows (KB2693643), and then click Uninstall.
  5. When you are asked if you are sure you want to uninstall the update, click Yes.

 

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