How to install RSAT Tools on Windows 10 build 14257 and 14251

As you may already know, Fast Ring Insiders recently got a new build 14257 of Windows 10. However, Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) package was not updated for this version. When you try to install the latest available RSAT package, which was released for Threshold 2 (build 10586), it cannot proceed. Here is a workaround.

To bypass the limitation and install Threshold 2 RSAT Tools on Windows 10 build 14257, you need to do the following:

  1. Download the Threshold 2 version of RSAT Tools to some folder you want. The default Downloads folder located in your user profile is quite suitable.
  2. Open an elevated command prompt instance.Windows 10 b14251 elevated command prompt
  3. Go to the folder where you downloaded the RSAT package using the command "cd", e.g.
    cd /d %userprofile%\Downloads

    Windows 10 b14251 elevated command prompt downloads

  4. Now type the following command to install RSAT tools:
    wusa.exe WindowsTH-KB2693643-x64.msu /quiet

    Windows 10 b14251 wusa

RSAT will be installed silently without any error or warning. To see if setup has finished, open the Task Manager app and look for the "wusa" process on the Details tab. If wusa.exe is not running, it means the installation process has completed. Now you will be able to manage your servers as usual from Windows 10 build 14257. This trick also works for the older build, Windows 10 build 10251. Credits go to Chris123NT.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

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4 thoughts on “How to install RSAT Tools on Windows 10 build 14257 and 14251”

  1. Thank you for providing this fix. One thing I’ve noted is that the DHCP client does not reinstall. I had it for a short time on a previous build, but it does not show up with this fix on this build. At least I have this. Again, thank you.

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