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RSAT Now a Feature-on-Demand Option for Windows 10 1809 and Greater

RSAT Now a Feature-on-Demand Option for Windows 10 1809 and Greater

Yet another communication issue. Of course, Microsoft is about as good with communicating with customers as it is with the quality of its updates. Its possible, though, that with so many reported bugs with Windows 1809 (almost daily), no one has installed it for the communication to even matter yet.

It seems there’s a particular gotcha that has been overlooked by a number of Microsoft customers. This one involves the use of Remote Server Administration Tools and Windows 10 1809.

From the RSAT for Windows 10 download page:

Starting with Windows 10 October 2018 Update, RSAT is included as a set of “Features on Demand” in Windows 10 itself.

So, instead of downloading from the download page where the communication exists, just follow the guidance there since it probably doesn’t exist anywhere else. Note that you still have to download RSAT for pre-1809 versions.

However…there’s also one more gotcha to add to the mix. As part of this download page announcement (there’s no page modification date for this, btw), there are additional steps to get it to work appropriately for customers running WSUS/SCCM environments.

Issue: RSAT FOD installation fails with error code 0x800f0954
Impact: RSAT FODs on Windows 10 1809 (October 2018 Update) in WSUS/SCCM environments
Resolution: To install FODs on a domain-joined PC which receives updates through WSUS or SCCM, you will need to change a Group Policy setting to enable downloading FODs directly from Windows Update or a local share. For more details and instructions on how to change that setting, see this topic.

The download itself has a long list of additional known issues. If you’re using a Windows 10 version prior to 1809, you should definitely check out the list. It’ll save some headaches later on.

Download page: Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10



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