Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) form a crucial toolkit for managing Windows PCs and servers remotely. These tools serve as the key to seamlessly managing servers and roles, offering a streamlined approach for IT professionals and enthusiasts alike. While the installation process might not be straightforward, this guide walks you through the steps to install, verify, and uninstall RSAT on Windows 11 using either the Settings app or PowerShell. See Why use RSAT? How to Install RSAT on Windows 10 via Windows features and DNS manager console missing from RSAT tools on Windows 10.
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Steps to Install RSAT on Windows 11
Installing RSAT on Windows 11 Via Windows Settings:
Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings menu. Navigate to “Apps” in the left column and select “Optional features” on the right.
Click “View features” next to “Add an optional feature.”
Type “RSAT” in the search field, select desired features, and click “Install.”
After completion, close Settings and restart Windows 11.
Verifying RSAT Installation in PowerShell:
Press the Windows key, type “PowerShell,” and run it as an Administrator.
Execute the following command:
Get-WindowsCapability -Name RSAT* -Online | Select-Object -Property DisplayName, State
Review the list of RSAT features and their installation status.
Installing All RSAT Components in PowerShell
Open a new Windows Terminal or PowerShell as an administrator.
Run the following command:
Get-WindowsCapability -Name RSAT* -Online | Add-WindowsCapability -Online
You should see the installation progress as the features are installed.
Uninstalling RSAT on Windows 11
Open Settings using Windows key + I or right-click the Start menu. Navigate to “Apps” and click “Optional features.”
Scroll to “Installed features,” type “RSAT” in the search field.
Click the dropdown icon next to the component to remove and choose “Uninstall.”
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RSAT is primarily available on Windows 11 Pro, Education, or Enterprise editions. These editions include RSAT tools built-in, making it simpler for users to enable them. Ensure you are using one of these editions to access and install RSAT features.
An alternative method is available. You can navigate to Settings > Optional features > Recent actions to monitor the progress of RSAT component installation. Additionally, you can check the Optional Features history section in Settings for a comprehensive view of what has been installed or uninstalled.
Uninstalling RSAT components does not pose significant risks to the stability of the system.
However, it’s recommended to verify the specific components you want to remove to avoid unintentional removal of essential tools. Always follow the provided steps in the guide to uninstall RSAT components safely.