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Follow these steps to install RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) for Windows 7.

To Resolve:

  1. Download RSAT for Windows 7 from here.

  2. Run – CMD – Windows6.1-KB958830-x64.msu /quiet

  3. Reboot – Run – appwiz.cpl – Install Features – Check the boxes for what you want to install remotely.


  1. On the server(s) you want to control remotely, open up server manager – Configure server manager remote management – Check the box.


  1. My computer is on the domain, but I am not logged in as the domain admin. In order run RSAT, I had to modify the target path to run as the domain admin:

    • Start – Administrative Tools – Server Manager – Right Click Properties – Target: C:\Windows\System32\runas.exe / 'mmc %SystemRoot%\system32\ServerManager.msc /'
  2. Now I just open up Server Manager – It prompts for domain admin password, then it launches Server Manager. I then Right Click “Server Manager” – Connect to a remote computer – “ComputerName” – and it connects!

  3. You will have to do step 5 for each tool you installed. You will modify the %SystemRoot%\system32\ServerManager.msc to point to that modules path.