Remote Admin Tools missing when upgrade to Windows 8.1

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When upgrade to Windows 8.1 finally came for Enterprise edition, I immediately installed it. Everything works fine, it takes a little bit longer to upgrade as I expected, but fine. Next day I wanted to user Active Directory Users and Computers and I could not find it.

Remote Server Administration Tools just disappear and I have to download it from here and install again.

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1 includes:

  • Server Manager
  • Microsoft Management Console snap-ins
  • Windows PowerShell cmdlets and providers
  • cmd  tools for managing roles and features that run on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • In limited cases, the tools can be used to manage roles and features that are running on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008
  • Some of the tools work for managing roles and features on Windows Server 2003


RSAT for Windows 8.1 can be installed only on Windows Pro 8.1 or Enterprise 8.1.



Works as system engineer in Slovenian Enterprise in Microsoft environment focusing on security, deployments, SharePoint, SCCM and CheckPoint firewall. Author of successful blog about IT security, Microsoft tips & tricks, social media, internet trends.

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