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Downloads:

190,080

Downloads of v 2.1809.0.20210815:

51,126

Last Update:

15 Aug 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Microsoft

Tags:

rsat Windows adminpak server features

Remote Server Administration Tools

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2.1809.0.20210815 | Updated: 15 Aug 2021

Downloads:

190,080

Downloads of v 2.1809.0.20210815:

51,126

Software Author(s):

  • Microsoft

Remote Server Administration Tools 2.1809.0.20210815

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Passed

Details

Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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

>

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

>

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

>

Deployment Method:

NOTE

This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade rsat -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade rsat -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install rsat
  win_chocolatey:
    name: rsat
    version: '2.1809.0.20210815'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'rsat' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.1809.0.20210815'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller rsat
{
    Name     = "rsat"
    Version  = "2.1809.0.20210815"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'rsat':
  ensure   => '2.1809.0.20210815',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 15 Aug 2021.

Description

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.

Notes

  • 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.

  • Windows Vista and Windows 7 are no longer supported, the RSAT downloads are unavailable, and this package will fail for those operating system versions.

  • 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 (pre-1809) 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

Windows 10 release 1809+

With the September 2018 release of Windows, RSAT is no longer a single install nor is it associated with a specific server version. Each of the RSAT features are separately available through Features on Demand. This package should allow for download and installation of some or all of the RSAT features. The /server parameter (above) is ignored here, and all the (20+) available RSAT features will be installed unless you choose one or more of the most common features using the following parameters:

  • /AD - Install the Active Directory Management feature.
  • /GP - Install the Group Policy Management feature.
  • /SM - Install the Server Manager feature.
  • /CS - Install the Certificate Services feature.
  • /RD - Install the Remote Desktop Management feature.
  • /FS - Install the File Services Management feature.
  • /DNS - Install the Domain Name Services Management feature.
  • /DHCP - Install the DHCP Management feature.
  • /WSUS - Install the WSUS Management feature.
  • /BL - Install the BitLocker Drive Encryption Administration Utilities feature.

Example: choco install rsat -params '"/AD /GP /DHCP"'


tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$1809Build = 17763

$osInfo = Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem | Select-Object Version, ProductType, Caption, OperatingSystemSKU, BuildNumber

Write-host "Detected:  $($osInfo.Caption)" -ForegroundColor Cyan

$osInfo.Version = [version]$osInfo.Version
if ($osInfo.Version -lt [version]'6.0') {
   Throw 'The Remote System Administration Toolkit (RSAT) requires Windows Vista or later.'
}
# OperatingSystemSKU = 175 Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session, see also:
#     https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/configure-automatic-updates#create-a-query-based-collection
elseif ($osInfo.ProductType -ne 1 -and $osInfo.OperatingSystemSKU -ne 175) {
   Write-Warning 'The Remote System Administration Toolkit (RSAT) is built into Windows Server, so no need for an actual install.'
   Return
}
# See here for determining the edition of Windows via SKU:
#   https://superuser.com/questions/1328506/windows-edition-on-non-english-systems
# The list below are the valid SKUs for Windows editions that can have RSAT
elseif ((1,4,6,16,27,28,48,49,70,72,84,103,121,122,125,126,129,130,133,161,162,175) -notcontains ($osInfo.OperatingSystemSKU)) {
   Throw 'The Remote System Administration Toolkit (RSAT) can only install on Professional, Enterprise, or Education editions of Windows.'
}

$web = New-Object Net.WebClient
if ($osInfo.Version.Major -eq 6) {
   switch ($osInfo.Version.Minor) {
      0 { # Vista
            Throw "$($osInfo.Caption) is not supported."}
      1 { # Win7
            Throw "$($osInfo.Caption) is not supported."}
      2 { # Win8
            $html = $web.DownloadString('https://www.microsoft.com/download/confirmation.aspx?id=28972') 
            $Checksum = '050aefe2568de7e9e28d75c6752a8287cbbb0f2a0f2be5dd0e0c75ba29aff941'
            $Checksum64 = '9799352c104d56a3bb7e5f931dadb4aa3361fce3d41be23699787a23347f207a' }
      3 { # Win8.1
            $html = $web.DownloadString('https://www.microsoft.com/download/confirmation.aspx?id=39296') 
            $Checksum = 'eb62cfabdc0c3231a1ba2d5310f4ff1daf6294b89b143cc10b255becb1da5b75'
            $Checksum64 = 'dea5540a59e018e04e088afb2aa326fb690d27a983fd3cbffefbfcfdde20a47d' }
   }
} elseif ($osInfo.Version.Major -eq 10) { # Windows 10
   $pp = Get-PackageParameters
   if ($osInfo.BuildNumber -lt $1809Build) {
      switch ($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('https://www.microsoft.com/download/confirmation.aspx?id=45520')
      Write-Host "Installing tools for managing Windows Server $WS." -ForegroundColor Cyan
   }
}

If (($osInfo.Version.Major -ne 10) -or ($osInfo.BuildNumber -lt $1809Build)) {
   $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

} else {
   # Based on https://github.com/imabdk/Powershell/blob/master/Install-RSATv1809v1903v1909v2004v20H2.ps1
   $WSUSKey = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU'
   if (Test-Path $WSUSKey) {
      Write-Verbose 'Saving UseWUServer value and temporarily disabling WSUS.'
      $Save = (Get-ItemProperty -Path $WSUSKey -Name 'UseWUServer' -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).UseWUServer
      Set-ItemProperty -Path $WSUSKey -Name 'UseWUServer' -Value 0
      Restart-Service wuauserv
   }

   $WhereArray = @()
   if ($pp.AD) {$WhereArray += '($_.Name -like "Rsat.ActiveDirectory*")'}
   if ($pp.GP) {$WhereArray += '($_.Name -like "Rsat.GroupPolicy*")'}
   if ($pp.SM) {$WhereArray += '($_.Name -like "Rsat.ServerManager*")'}
   if ($pp.CS) {$WhereArray += '($_.Name -like "Rsat.CertificateServices*")'}
   if ($pp.RD) {$WhereArray += '($_.Name -like "Rsat.RemoteDesktop*")'}
   if ($pp.FS) {$WhereArray += '($_.Name -like "Rsat.FileServices*")'}
   if ($pp.DNS) {$WhereArray += '($_.Name -like "Rsat.DNS*")'}
   if ($pp.DHCP) {$WhereArray += '($_.Name -like "Rsat.DHCP*")'}
   if ($pp.WSUS) {$WhereArray += '($_.Name -like "Rsat.WSUS*")'}
   if ($pp.BL) {$WhereArray += '($_.Name -like "Rsat.BitLocker*")'} 

   if ($WhereArray.count -eq 0) {
      $WhereArray += '$_.Name -like "Rsat*"'
   }
   $WhereString = '$_.State -eq "NotPresent" -AND (' + ($WhereArray -join ' -OR ') + ')'

   $Tools = Get-WindowsCapability -Online | Where-Object $([scriptblock]::Create($WhereString))
   foreach ($Item in $Tools) {
      try {
         Write-Host "`nAdding $($Item.Name) to Windows"
         $DISMobject = Add-WindowsCapability -Online -Name $Item.Name
         if ($DISMobject.RestartNeeded) {
            Write-Warning 'A reboot is required.'
         }
      }
      catch { Write-Warning -Message $_.Exception.Message; break }
   }
   Write-Host "`n"
   Write-Verbose "Windows Feature install log is at $($DISMobject.LogPath)"

   if (Test-Path $WSUSKey) {
      If ($Save -ne $null) {
         Write-Verbose 'Restoring UseWUServer value and re-enabling WSUS.'
         Set-ItemProperty -Path $WSUSKey -Name 'UseWUServer' -Value $Save
      } else {
         Remove-ItemProperty -Path $WSUSKey -Name 'UseWUServer' -Force
      }
      Restart-Service wuauserv
   }
}
tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$osInfo = Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem | Select-Object Version, ProductType, Caption, OperatingSystemSKU, BuildNumber
$osInfo.Version = [version]$osInfo.Version

if ($osInfo.ProductType -ne 1) {
   Write-Warning 'The Remote System Administration Toolkit (RSAT) is built into Windows Server, so it cannot be uninstalled.'
   Return
} 

If (($osInfo.Version.Major -ne 10) -or ($osInfo.BuildNumber -lt 17763)) {
   $packages = & "$env:windir\system32\dism.exe" /online /get-packages | 
                  Select-String -Pattern 'rsat|RemoteServerAdministrationTools' -AllMatches | 
                  ForEach-Object {$_.line.split(':')[-1].trim()}

   foreach ($package in $packages) {
      & "$env:windir\system32\dism.exe" /Online /Remove-Package /NoRestart /PackageName:$package
      if ($LASTEXITCODE) {
         throw "Error $LASTEXITCODE trying to remove $package`nYou may need to reboot first."
      }
   }
} else {
   # Apparently, some features must be removed after others.
   $WhereArray = @()
   $WhereArray += '($_.Name -notlike "Rsat.ActiveDirectory*")'
   $WhereArray += '($_.Name -notlike "Rsat.GroupPolicy*")'
   $WhereArray += '($_.Name -notlike "Rsat.ServerManager*")'

   $WhereString = '($_.Name -like "Rsat*") -AND ($_.State -eq "Installed") -AND ' + ($WhereArray -join ' -AND ')

   $Installed = Get-WindowsCapability -Online | Where-Object $([scriptblock]::Create($WhereString))

   foreach ($Item in $Installed) {
      try {
         Write-Host "`nRemoving $($Item.Name) from Windows"
         $DISMobject = Remove-WindowsCapability -Online -Name $Item.Name
         if ($DISMobject.RestartNeeded) {
            Write-Warning "A reboot is required."
         }
      } catch {
         Write-Warning -Message $_.Exception.Message; break
      }
   }

   # Go back and remove the rest.
   $Installed = Get-WindowsCapability -Online | Where-Object {$_.Name -like 'Rsat*' -AND $_.State -eq 'Installed'}

   foreach ($Item in $Installed) {
      try {
         Write-Host "`nRemoving $($Item.Name) from Windows"
         $DISMobject = Remove-WindowsCapability -Online -Name $Item.Name
         if ($DISMobject.RestartNeeded) {
            Write-Warning "A reboot is required."
         }
      } catch {
         Write-Warning -Message $_.Exception.Message; break
      }
   }
}

Write-Warning 'It is recommended that you restart the computer.'

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Remote Server Administration Tools 2.1809.0.20210804 3089 Wednesday, August 4, 2021 Approved
Remote Server Administration Tools 2.1809.0.20210707 5807 Wednesday, July 7, 2021 Approved
Remote Server Administration Tools 2.1809.0.20200703 39827 Friday, July 3, 2020 Approved
Remote Server Administration Tools 2.1809.0.20200528 5091 Thursday, May 28, 2020 Approved
Remote Server Administration Tools 2.1809.0.20190205 45809 Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Approved
Remote Server Administration Tools 2.1809.0.20190111 1029 Monday, January 28, 2019 Approved
Remote Server Administration Tools 2.1809 3261 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Approved
Remote Server Administration Tools 2.1803.0.201806011 6789 Monday, June 11, 2018 Approved
Remote Server Administration Tools 2.1803.0.20180604 1342 Monday, June 4, 2018 Approved
Remote Server Administration Tools 2.1803.0.20180601 528 Friday, June 1, 2018 Approved
Remote Server Administration Tools 2.1803 790 Thursday, May 31, 2018 Approved
rsat (Install) 2.1 14132 Monday, November 13, 2017 Approved
rsat (Install) 2.0 2155 Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Approved

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