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Nice to Know – Where is the links to RSAT for Windows 7, 8, 8.1?

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on December 25, 2013

RSAT is short for remote server administration tools, kind of handy when you like to work on/from you Windows client OS directly against a server OS, pretty much like adminak.msi “back in the days”. Just download the CORRECT version and don’t get suppressed when it doesn’t show up.  The RSAT is just a package, you need to enable the feature in the control panel first, as any feature you would like to enable, like telnet and such.

The Picture

this is how it looks when the RSAT package is installed, as you see it is now possible to add the features you need from within that package.

The GUI Way:


The DISM way:

dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:RemoteServerAdministrationTools /All


The POSH way:

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features -All


The links

Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 8.1 
Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 8 
Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 with SP1 (both x86 and x64) 

The Read More


Posted in RSAT, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 | Tagged: , , , | 2 Comments »

SommarKollo 2013 – MSAB

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on August 8, 2013

Här är mina sessioner (dom gula är mina sessioner)



Posted in Sommarkollo, System Center 2012, System Center 2012 R2, Training, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Nice to Know–What’s new in Windows 8.1

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on June 6, 2013

TechEd NA 2013 did not do any demos on the new UI, they told us that it will be showed at the BUILD conference, but one day later this YouTube video popped up. Surprise :-)

And when you feel for reading it instead, well here it is…


Posted in TechEd, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 | Tagged: , , | 1 Comment »

Deployment Roadshow 2013 in Sweden!

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on March 29, 2013

Inte första gången

och inte heller sista gången som vi gör detta, det är nämligen en av de få sakerna vi gör bara för att det är så grymt kul. Vi kommer att visa massor med olika saker kring OS Deployment och management. Du kan ta med dej kunskaperna hem och I praktiken använde det du har lärt dej direkt!. Mitt förslag är att du snabbt som attan anmäler dig här innan det är fullt. För du vill väl inte missa tillfället att ställa frågor och få svar, eller se praktiska runbooks, VDI demos, ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 prylar, nya snygga saker I AD:t, en portion PowerShell och annat smått och gott!

Var? När?
Göteborg 2013-04-22
Malmö 2013-04-23
Stockholm 2013-04-24
Umeå 2013-04-25



Posted in Deployment, Lite Touch, MDT, RoadShow, SCCM, System Center 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 | Tagged: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Windows 8 Server Beta ships today

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on March 1, 2012

For about 7 minutes Microsoft announced the release of Windows 8 Server, you can download it from Microsoft and read more about it here. I have already updated my test environment and so far it looks great. I’m also working on the training material for my Mastering Windows 8 Server class and the biggest problem is how to fit all the new really good features in a 3 day training, its going to be packed and condensed. I mean, Hyper-V, IPAM, ADK, WDS, Active Directory, RDS/VDI it’s so fun and it seems they are on the right track with this release. I encourage you to download and play with it ASAP.




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Windows 8 “Consumer” Preview is out – time to download

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on February 29, 2012


Yes, you can download it, it works and you can start playing with it, however it is a “Preview” (Back in the old days we used to call it BETA)

There are also a bunch of documents you can read to understand all the new features (trust me, there are many new things)

You can read more of this here:

The download link is here:

If you need the ADK, you need to have access to MSDN to be able to download it

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Windows 8 Developer Server – Preview: Workaround on “Upgrade is blocked”

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on September 18, 2011

No, you should not upgrade, always wipe & load. There might be scenarios where you would like this to work, but it does not. Upgrade on the Server preview version has been blocked. The way to solve this issue is to extract the ISO image, open the source folder and delete the file “noupgrade.txt” and then run setup.exe from the folder.

I have done this on 4 Hyper-V host machines so far and it worked for me. The reason was that I did not want to export/import all the machines just to test new Hyper-V stuff.

However, It is not supported, not recommended.


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Windows 8 Developer Server – Preview: Switch to classic start menu

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on September 18, 2011

If you are testing Windows 8 Server just for the fun of it, you will soon realize that the new Metro-Style application interface does not really work great for server administration (right now), so the easy way is to turn it off.

Here is how to use REG.exe to see the setting and to modify it:

Check the setting:

  • reg.exe query HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer /v RPEnabled
    • 1 = Metro style
    • 0 = Classic Desktop and start menu

Modify the setting:

  • reg.exe add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer /v RPEnabled /d 0 /t REG_DWORD /f

Hopefully the new UI will work better for servers in the future.


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