Installing RSAT components unattended

Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) enables administrators to remotely manage roles and features in Windows Server 2008 from a computer running Windows Vista with Service Pack 1.  It includes support for remote management of computers running a Server Core or Full Server installation of Windows Server 2008.  This feature has been requested by customers […]

Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) enables administrators to remotely manage roles and features in Windows Server 2008 from a computer running Windows Vista with Service Pack 1.  It includes support for remote management of computers running a Server Core or Full Server installation of Windows Server 2008.  This feature has been requested by customers as a replacement for the Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack.   

Installing RSAT is a 2 step process:

  1. Installing RSAT update package
  2. Installing the RSAT component

After installing the RSAT update package (Windows6.0-KB941314-x86.msu/Windows6.0-KB941314-x64.msu) - containing all feature and role based administration tools - these snapins are accessible through Control Panel/Programs & Features/Windows Features - for installation.

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But how do you get RSAT installed on your Vista SP1 administrator machines in an unattended way.
Quite simple... Follow the above described 2 step process:

  1. wusa Windows6.0-KB941314-x86.msu /quiet
  2. start /w ocsetup <component>

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Windows Server 2008, Longhorn, Hyper-V, Windows Vista, RSAT, Installation, Tips and Tricks, Microsoft