Using PowerShell To Install The Remote Server Administration Tools On Windows 10 Version 1809

Beginning with Windows 10 version 1809, the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) are delivered via Features on Demand which allows them to be installed with PowerShell. First, we’ll start off by retrieving a list of the available tools using the Get-WindowsCapability cmdlet. Next, we’ll retrieve a list of the PowerShell modules installed by default on Windows 10. Then we’ll perform the installations using the Add-WindowsCapability cmdlet. We’ll determine what PowerShell modules exist after the installation, return a list of all of the PowerShell commands were added, broken down by module. Finally, we’ll show what shortcuts were added, all without ever pointing and clicking in the GUI.

Prerequisites include: Windows 10 version 1809 or higher.