By Ellie / Last Updated July 15, 2022

What is Remote Server Administration Tools?

Remote Server Administration Tools is a collection of server management programs. It includes Server Manager, the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in, the console, Windows PowerShell cmdlets, and some command-line tools for remotely managing Windows Server roles and functions from a computer running Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista.

It’s worth noting that RSAT can’t be installed on machines running Windows Home or Standard editions, and can only be installed on the Professional or Enterprise editions.

How to install Remote Server Administration Tools on Windows Server 2019, 2022

There are two methods to install Remote Server Administration Tools on Windows Server 2019. But before starting, there’s a thing you need to know, that is, Remote Server Administration Tools are included as optional features in Windows Server 2019 and may be deployed using the Add Roles and Features dialog in Server Manager; there is no need to download them.

Method 1. Install the RSAT via Windows features

Step 1. Click Start, then find Server Manager.

Server Manager

Step 2. Click Add roles and features.

Add Roles and Features

Step 3. In the Add Roles and Features Wizard, click Installation Type first. Then tick Role-based or feature-based installation.

Installation Type

Step 4. Click Server Selection, tick Select a server from the server pool, then select the server you want to install the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) on.

Server Selection

Step 5. Click Server Roles and then Next.

Server Roles

Step 6. Click Features, and then check the Remote Server Administration Tools check box.

Features

Step 7. Some required supporting features such as the Web Server (IIS) role may be required. If prompted click Add Features.

Web Server Role

Step 8. On the Web Server Role (IIS) page, click Next.

Web Server Role Next

Step 9. Click Next on the Role Services page.

Role Services

Step 10. Click Install on the Confirmation page.

Confirmation

Step 11. Wait for the installation to complete.

Results

Step 12. Then you can find the RSAT tools under the Tools menu.

Server Tools

Method 2. Install the RSAT using PowerShell

Step 1. Search for Windows PowerShell in the search box and then open it.

Server Powershell

Step 2. Input the following cmdlet to install all tools:

Get-WindowsCapability -Name RSAT* -Online | Add-WindowsCapability -Online

Install rsat PowerShell

✍Note: If you just want to install specific tools, for example, Group Policy Management Console, you can input the following cmdlet:

Get-WindowsCapability -Name RSAT.GroupPolicy* -Online | Add-WindowsCapability -Online

Step 3. You can input the following cmdlet to confirm the installation:

Get-WindowsCapability -Name RSAT* -Online | Select-Object -Property DisplayName, State

Confirm Installation

AnyViewer: Free remote management tool for Windows Servers

Actually, there’s an easier way to remotely manage Windows Server roles and functions from another computer, that is, using free remote access software which is compatible with multiple Windows versions. For example, you can use AnyViewer. It is applicable to Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7 and Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012 R2. Besides, AnyViewer provides you with a stable and fast remote connection to one or multiple computers.

For example, if you’re trying to remotely manage roles and functions of a Windows Server 2019 from a Windows 10 computer, follow the steps below:

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Step 1. Download, install and launch AnyViewer on both computers. Go to Log in, and then click Sign up. (If you already have signed up on its official website, you can log in directly.)

Log in AnyViewer

Step 2. Fill in the signup information.

Sign Up for AnyViewer

Step 3. Then you can see you successfully logged in to AnyViewer. Your device will automatically be assigned to the account you've logged in to.

Free Editions

Step 4. Log in to the same AnyViewer account on the two devices, then you can achieve a direct connection by clicking Remote control.

Connect to My Devices

Notes:✎...
You can upgrade your account to a Professional or Enterprise plan. Then you'll have the following rights:
Assign more devices to achieve unattended remote access to more devices.
Connect to another computer in privacy mode, which means you can black the screen and block the mouse and keyboard of the remote computer.
Transfer files at a faster speed. Transfer speed for a free account is 500 KB/s, and for a paid account is up to 10 MB/s.

Then you can start to remotely manage the Windows Server 2019. By the way, AnyViewer also provides you with some shortcuts, like Ctrl + Alt + Delete, Task Manager, CMD, etc.

Operation

Conclusion

How to install Remote Server Administration Tools on Windows Server 2019? Here in this post, we provide you with two ways to install RSAT on Windows Server 2019, using Windows features and PowerShell respectively. Of course, we provide you with another option. You can use the remote access software AnyViewer to remotely manage the roles and functions of Servers.