Installing RSAT Tools for Windows 8

by [Published on 10 Sept. 2013 / Last Updated on 10 Sept. 2013]

This tip explains how to install RSAT Tools for Windows 8 computers.

Remote Server Administrations Tools, first introduced with Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista, can be used to remotely manage windows components. For example, you can install RSAT on a computer running Windows 8 to manage Active Directory environment.

Windows 8 can be installed on x86 and 64-bit architectures. There are two RSAT packages available to be installed on either of the architectures. The RSAT installer can be downloaded from the below location:

There are two RSAT packages which ship with RSAT Installer:

  • Windows6.2-KB2693643-x64.msu
  • Windows6.2-KB2693643-x86.msu

About Nirmal Sharma

Nirmal is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services. He is specialized in Directory Services, Microsoft Clustering, Hyper-V, SQL and Exchange and has been involved in Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles. Nirmal can be reached at


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