Notices: This section not yet converted to new layout. Download stats are rolling back out.

Remote Server Administration Tools


Package test results are passing.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 7/26/2018.

Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) enables IT administrators to remotely manage roles and features in versions of Windows Server since 2008 R2 from a computer that is running Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista.


  • RSAT will install only on Business, Ultimate, Professional, Education, or Enterprise (or LTSB/LTSC) editions of Windows. You cannot install RSAT on computers that are running Home or Standard editions of Windows.
  • For Windows Vista and Windows 7, the individual tools for the roles and features must be enabled after you install RSAT.
  • This package will install the latest version of RSAT for the running Windows OS unless it is Windows 10 AND the Server package parameter is used as follows:

    choco install rsat -params '"/Server:2016"'

Windows 10 RSAT version recommendations:
  • use the latest (default) when managing Windows Server, version 1803 or 1709 (Both 1803 and 1709 are available if needed.)
  • use 2016 when managing Windows Server 2016 or previous versions

To install Remote Server Administration Tools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install rsat

To upgrade Remote Server Administration Tools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade rsat


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $osInfo = Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem | Select-Object Version, ProductType, Caption, OperatingSystemSKU
    Write-host "Detected:  $($osInfo.Caption)" -ForegroundColor Cyan
    $osInfo.Version = [version] $osInfo.Version
    if ($osInfo.Version -lt [version]'6.0') {
       Throw 'The Remote System Administration Toolkit (RSAT) requires Windows Vista or later.'
    elseif ($osInfo.ProductType -ne 1) {
       Write-Warning 'The Remote System Administration Toolkit (RSAT) is built into Windows Server, so no need for an actual install.'
    # See here for determining the edition of Windows via SKU:
    # The list below are the valid SKUs for Windows editions that can have RSAT
    elseif ((1,4,6,16,27,28,48,49,70,72,84,103,121,122,125,126,129,130,133,161,162) -notcontains ($osInfo.OperatingSystemSKU)) {
       Throw 'The Remote System Administration Toolkit (RSAT) can only install on Professional, Enterprise, or Education editions of Windows.'
    else {
       $web = New-Object Net.WebClient
       if ($osInfo.Version.Major -eq 6) {
          switch ($osInfo.Version.Minor) {
             0 { # Vista
                 If (Get-OSArchitectureWidth -eq 64) {
                    Throw 'Vista x64 is not supported.'; return
                 $html = $web.DownloadString("") 
                 $Checksum = '507c857b6a7cb15abaa36730b57d65487587ea62d7cf73f7b24542c1ef70038a' }
             1 { # Win7
                 $html = $web.DownloadString("") 
                 $Checksum = 'fcc36f0686f23bf57b0c719dfc86b06e8d2b501f93a08ed81704d15ab1726b41'
                 $Checksum64 = '1d9f49878fff72d9954ec58cf10b72d8edc3d9126c10b1c4155b7912e2450f3c' }
             2 { # Win8
                 $html = $web.DownloadString("") 
                 $Checksum = '050aefe2568de7e9e28d75c6752a8287cbbb0f2a0f2be5dd0e0c75ba29aff941'
                 $Checksum64 = '9799352c104d56a3bb7e5f931dadb4aa3361fce3d41be23699787a23347f207a' }
             3 { # Win8.1
                 $html = $web.DownloadString("") 
                 $Checksum = 'eb62cfabdc0c3231a1ba2d5310f4ff1daf6294b89b143cc10b255becb1da5b75'
                 $Checksum64 = 'dea5540a59e018e04e088afb2aa326fb690d27a983fd3cbffefbfcfdde20a47d' }
       } elseif ($osInfo.Version.Major -eq 10) { # Windows 10
          $pp = Get-PackageParameters
          switch ($pp.Server) {
             '2016' { $WS = '2016'
                      $Checksum = '6d46ef85cb63cf5c949706b7890bc1bb56a8c30506700262fe5ef4999b7380f3'
                      $Checksum64 = '4aeb716f301783e56739f9b0a361e2aa4f1e1d6b947b76c1d61af70b0ff0b4c7' }
             '1709' { $WS = '1709'
                      $Checksum = 'b62f131993908e24f093c8d630b84d49a829d9f7922dab17aa2f42867b096c43'
                      $Checksum64 = '72b34e1bef5c790081ffda24e18a5eb3cbe26944baee604aae0deddd8bfe6ebc' }
             default { $WS = '1803'
                      $Checksum = '968c20e6492b89fe72fe1cf496b90b7106492258a02d1333a6aa810be7cf5b49'
                      $Checksum64 = '3908b653c8bc5567684ab2779ee110dc2c0d56d2a33a329fe5460ecce55aaebe' }
          $html = $web.DownloadString("")
          Write-Host "Installing tools for managing Windows Server $WS." -ForegroundColor Cyan
       $urls = select-string '"https[^"]*msu"' -input $html -AllMatches |
                   ForEach-Object {$_.matches} | 
                   ForEach-Object {$_.value.trim('"')} |
                   Select-Object -unique |
                   Where-Object {$_ -match "WS_?$WS"}
       $url        = $urls | where-Object {$_ -match 'x86' }
       $url64      = $urls | where-Object {$_ -match 'x64' }
       $packageArgs = @{
         PackageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
         FileType      = 'msu'
         Url           = $url
         Url64bit      = $url64
         Checksum      = $Checksum
         Checksum64    = $Checksum64
         ChecksumType  = 'sha256'
         SilentArgs    = "/quiet /norestart"
         ValidExitCodes= @(0,3010,-2146233087,2359302)
       Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $osInfo = Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem | Select-Object Version,ProductType
    if ($osInfo.ProductType -ne 1) {
       Write-Warning 'The Remote System Administration Toolkit (RSAT) is built into Windows Server, so it cannot be uninstalled.'
    $packages = dism /online /get-packages | 
                   Select-String -Pattern 'rsat|RemoteServerAdministrationTools' -AllMatches | 
                   ForEach-Object {$_.line.split(':')[-1].trim()}
    foreach ($package in $packages) {
       DISM /Online /Remove-Package /NoRestart /PackageName:$package
       if ($LASTEXITCODE) {
          throw "Error $LASTEXITCODE trying to remove $package`nYou may need to reboot first."
    Write-Warning 'It is recommended that you restart the computer.'

Virus Scan Results

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Microsoft


Copyright © Microsoft


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Remote Server Administration Tools 2.1803.0.20180604 1135 Monday, June 4, 2018 approved
Remote Server Administration Tools 2.1803.0.20180601 340 Friday, June 1, 2018 approved
Remote Server Administration Tools 2.1803 543 Thursday, May 31, 2018 approved
rsat (Install) 2.1 13837 Monday, November 13, 2017 approved
rsat (Install) 2.0 1789 Tuesday, August 29, 2017 approved
Show More

Discussion for the Remote Server Administration Tools Package

Ground rules:

  • This discussion is only about Remote Server Administration Tools and the Remote Server Administration Tools package. If you have feedback for Chocolatey, please contact the google group.
  • This discussion will carry over multiple versions. If you have a comment about a particular version, please note that in your comments.
  • The maintainers of this Chocolatey Package will be notified about new comments that are posted to this Disqus thread, however, it is NOT a guarantee that you will get a response. If you do not hear back from the maintainers after posting a message below, please follow up by using the link on the left side of this page or follow this link to contact maintainers. If you still hear nothing back, please follow the package triage process.
  • Tell us what you love about the package or Remote Server Administration Tools, or tell us what needs improvement.
  • Share your experiences with the package, or extra configuration or gotchas that you've found.
  • If you use a url, the comment will be flagged for moderation until you've been whitelisted. Disqus moderated comments are approved on a weekly schedule if not sooner. It could take between 1-5 days for your comment to show up.

comments powered by Disqus uses cookies to enhance the user experience of the site.