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How to remotely manage a server with Windows 10 RSAT

Managing a server remotely is very useful because it allows users to make changes from a local computer (client). For this, Windows has the RSAT tool. We recommend you read this article with which you will learn How to manage a server remotely with RSAT in Windows 10

What is RSAT?

RSAT stands for “Remote Support Administration Tools” and is a tool created by the Microsoft Company. RSAT allows you to manage a server from a client computer under the Windows operating system.

To use RSAT, the server must be connected to the same network as the client, and the user who wants to administer the server must be a domain administrator.

What is RSAT used for?

RSAT serves administrators in the process of managing the characteristics and roles of a server from a local computer with the Windows system (versions Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10) and remotely. It is important to note that with RSAT users can know the last time and date that a Windows server was restart. Thus, there will be greater control to ensure greater efficiency of the system.

How to remotely manage a server with Windows 10 RSAT

If you want to manage a server remotely through RSAT in Windows 10, you need to install the tool and configure it through a series of steps that we explain below.

Install RSAT on Windows 10

There are two ways to install RSAT on Windows 10: the traditional way and the new way. If you prefer the traditional way, you must access the Microsoft download website. Then locate the RSAT Administration Tool, download it and run the setup file on your PC. Accept the license agreements and press the “Accept” button.

On the other hand, if you choose the new way, then you should go to the start menu and open the “Settings”. Next, click on “System” and on the left side of the panel locate “Apps & Features”. Click the “Manage optional features” link and click “Add feature”. Find the Server Manager and any other tools you want to install.

Run RSAT on Windows 10

Once you have installed the remote server administration tool on your PC, a folder called “Administrative Tools” will appear in the start menu. If you cannot see this folder, go to “Control Panel”, look for “Systems and Security Tools” and click on “Administrative Tools”. Then choose the “Server Manager” option.

Also, you can start the remote server manager by clicking “All apps” from the start menu. Select “Administrative Tools” and there choose the “Server Manager” option.

Add the remote server

The next step is to add the server or server group using the remote server administration tools. To achieve this, locate and click on “Manage”. Then choose “Add servers”. You will see a new window where you must write the name of the server, press the arrow to add it and press the “Add” button.

Manage the server with RSAT

In order to manage the remote server you have added, you must go to the “Tools” menu and choose “Remote Access Management”. Immediately, the connection with the server will be make so that you can access it through the client (where you configured the remote server). You can also choose to connect to a server through Putty if you prefer to use an additional tool for this purpose.


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