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:
- Installing RSAT update package
- 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.
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:
- wusa Windows6.0-KB941314-x86.msu /quiet
- start /w ocsetup <component>
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