How to Install or Uninstall RSAT in Windows 11


How to Install or Uninstall RSAT in Windows 11How to Install or Uninstall RSAT in Windows 11


Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) is an essential tool for Windows administrators. This tool is designed to help administrators manage and maintain the servers from a remote location. Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) are used by IT administrators to handle Windows Server roles and features. It was introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2.


Viewing Remote Server Administration Tools List in Windows 11

  1. Open the Command Prompt App with Administrative Privileges.
  2. Type the below command and press Enter key.
  3. Get-WindowsCapability -Name RSAT* -Online | Select-Object -Property DisplayName, State
  4. You'll get a list of all RSAT features and their current state whether installed or not present.
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Installing Remote Server Administration Tools in Windows 11

  1. Launch the Windows 11 Settings app.
  2. Select Apps from the left pane.
  3. Choose Optional features.

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7 Replies
What if it doesnt show under Optional features?
What edition are you running? RSAT is available on Pro and Enterprise editions of Windows 11.
Step 2 should say to open POWERSHELL with admin privs.

I am getting this message "'Get-WindowsCapability' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file." can you say what I am doing wrong

Here is the missing piece.

After Clicking Optional Features, Click the View features at the top then you can scroll down to the RSAT options.  Click the check box and then Next to install.


Hope that helps.

@EdieE1835 RSAT is located under 'add an optional feature' - View Features.


You will have to click on each RSAT tool. 

Open elevated POWERSHELL window.

The directions are wrong