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MagicAndre1981

How-To: Install RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) on Win 7 Sp1

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Microsoft released the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) now. Download and install the Update.

If you already applied my Workaround, you can install the Update, I tried it and can't find any issue with installing the new RSAT update.

This post was provided as a workaround. Don't use it any longer!!!!!!!!

Get the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and use this new installer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When you try to install the RSAT on Windows7 Sp1 you get this error:

"This update is not applicable to your computer"

RSAT_0.png

MS documented this here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2517239/en-us

I found a workaround which was censored at the MS Blogs, so I post it here:

1. step:

extract the x86fre_GRMRSAT_MSU.msu to a folder like D:\RSAT

2. step

Run this expand command to extract the CAB:

expand -f:* "D:\RSAT\Windows6.1-KB958830-x86.cab" "D:\RSAT\expand"

3. Step

Download the Windows 7 Sp1

4. Run the following command:

windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe /X:D:\Sp1

to extract the Sp1 to D:\Sp1

5. run this

expand -f:* "D:\Sp1\windows6.1-KB976932-X86.cab" "D:\RSAT\sp1"

to extract the Sp1 CAB to D:\RSAT\sp1.

6. Install the RSAT MUMs (look at at the taskmgr when the pkgmgr finished to run the next command)

pkgmgr /ip /m:"D:\RSAT\expand\microsoft-windows-remoteserveradministrationtools-package~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.7600.16385.mum"

pkgmgr /ip /m:"D:\RSAT\expand\microsoft-windows-remoteserveradministrationtools-package~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~en-us~6.1.7600.16385.mum"

(replace the en-us MUM with the languages you have installed!)

pkgmgr /ip /m:"D:\RSAT\expand\microsoft-windows-remoteserveradministrationtools-package-minilp~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~en-us~6.1.7600.16385.mum"

(replace the en-us MUM with the languages you have installed!)

pkgmgr /ip /m:"D:\RSAT\Sp1\microsoft-windows-remoteserveradministrationtools-package~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.7601.17514.mum"

7. Reboot (if needed) and open "Turn Windows Features on or Off" and activate the RSAT Tools you want.

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Enjoy the RSAT Tools in Windows 7 Sp1 until MS provides an Sp1 compatible Update in April.

For a x64 Windows, replace x86 with amd64.

Edited by MagicAndre1981
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Does this only work for Ultimate, or other versions as well?

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A couple of suggestions.

  1. Use “start /wait” to ensure previous command was finished. For example, SP self-extractor module has no visual indicator of the procress. It just exits once it's done. So you could watch the process using Task Manager or run it like this:
    start /wait E:\windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe /x:C:\Sp1x64


  2. Don't use the Package Manager, it's deprecated in Windows 7. Use DISM instead. It's even more powerful and fully supported. (Sounds strange in thread like this, huh?).
  3. You can install all MUMs at once. Run it like this (provided with full paths to each of the files):
    DISM.exe /Online /NoRestart /Add-Package /PackagePath:"microsoft-windows-remoteserveradministrationtools-package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.7600.16385.mum" /PackagePath:"microsoft-windows-remoteserveradministrationtools-package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-us~6.1.7600.16385.mum" /PackagePath:"microsoft-windows-remoteserveradministrationtools-package-minilp~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-us~6.1.7600.16385.mum" /PackagePath:"microsoft-windows-remoteserveradministrationtools-package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.7601.17514.mum"

    (note it is one line command!)

  4. You can install all RSAT components at once in a similar way (instead of ticking checkboxes in the GUI windows on the last step):
    DISM.exe /Online /NoRestart /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-ServerManager" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-CertificateServices" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-CertificateServices-CA" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-CertificateServices-OnlineResponder" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-AD" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-AD-DS" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-AD-DS-SnapIns" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-AD-DS-AdministrativeCenter" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-AD-DS-NIS" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-AD-LDS" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-AD-Powershell" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-DHCP" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-DNS" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-FileServices" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-FileServices-Dfs" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-FileServices-Fsrm" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-FileServices-StorageMgmt" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-HyperV" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Roles-RDS" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features-BitLocker" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features-Clustering" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features-GP" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features-LoadBalancing" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features-SmtpServer" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features-StorageExplorer" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features-StorageManager" /FeatureName:"RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features-Wsrm" /FeatureName:"IIS-LegacySnapIn" /FeatureName:"IIS-IIS6ManagementCompatibility" /FeatureName:"IIS-WebServerManagementTools" /FeatureName:"IIS-WebServerRole" /FeatureName:"IIS-Metabase"

    (this is still one line command).

And you can ensure any post-SP1 hotfixes for various RSAT components install just fune on top of this nicely hacked setup.

This gives us a hope we've done a decent job and we'll not be forced to re-image our machines once official RSAT SP1 package get released.

Edited by degustator
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thanks for the Feedback. I'm aware that DISM is the current version, I prefer the classic tools. Sounds strange but ImageX is faster compared to DISM. So i stay at the old tools.

I tested the last linked hotfix and it works:

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Good workaround - you can do this with lots of packages, not just RSAT - anything that comes in an MSU can be extracted and force-installed (well, almost anything). However, it does only install the RTM bits, as you said, whereas having the tools installed and then upgrading to SP1 does upgrade the RSAT binaries to SP1 levels. Just as long as people are aware of possible issues, bugs, and limitations of using the RTM tools on an SP1 system, and are willing to take those risks, I say go for it :P.

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Good workaround - you can do this with lots of packages, not just RSAT - anything that comes in an MSU can be extracted and force-installed (well, almost anything).

I know, I do this to get the old NTBackup reader working on a German Windows7. The NTBackup Reader update checks for English MUI.

However, it does only install the RTM bits, as you said, whereas having the tools installed and then upgrading to SP1 does upgrade the RSAT binaries to SP1 levels.

that's why I expand the Sp1 and install the Sp1 package of RSAT

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MUCH easier way to do this:

Comment by chibisuke — February 22, 2011 @ 7:19 am

the simple way:

on command line:

expand -f:* g:\msu\amd64fre_FRMRSATX_MSU.msu rsat

pkgmgr.exe /n:g:\msu\rsat\Windows6.1-KB958830-x64.xml

replace path with any path you like, make sure “rsat” subdirectory exists (g:\msu\rsat\ in the example)

after executing the pkgmgr command it will take a few minutes without anything – no progressbar or anything – just nothing.

After a few minutes (10 – 15 minutes) you’re prompted to reboot.

Do so.

Then go so control panel -> windows functions and add install the remote admin stuff you want to use.

Note: also works for windows 7 home premium.

Found here: http://4sysops.com/archives/install-rsat-on-windows-7-sp1/

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no, as you can read this doesn't work and you get the old RSAT tools ;) With my way you get the Sp1 Tools.

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I registered just to say "THANK YOU"...

This worked PERFECT on my Win7 Ent x64...

Again, THANKS!!!

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nice to hear this.

@cluberti

have you made the topic sticky?

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Yes.

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Ok. Good enought. All works out.

However, need the same thing for the Windows Media Remote Server Tools.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970985

Windows6.1-KB970985-x64.msu

Windows6.1-KB970985-x86.msu

I can probably get the items out of the MSU, but how to go find the SP1 updates to add?

THX

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you don't need this workaround. I can install the update. The installer doesn't block the installation on the Sp1

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Arrgh!!!!

Cannot figure out the install for Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Media Services.

I can get the MUMs installed and it even shows up in Windows update as being installed. However, the RSAT for Windows Media Services does not present itself on the MMC choices!!!

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Probably want to make a new thread for that or take it into PM until we do (or do not) get a definitive working install for that component. That way this thread stays "clean", at least as much as possible. I hope you figure it out though.

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thanks. I will test how to update my hack to the offical installers.

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ok, I've updated the first post and added the links. I was able to install the RSAT update on top of my hack without any issue.

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Hi,

I have a problem installing sp1 on windows 2008 R2 servers .sp1 completed but after reboot it says reverting back changes.Any help to solve the issue?

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