RTM RSAT and SP1 Win7 (shot, over)

RTM RSAT and SP1 Win7 (shot, over)

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Hi all, Ned here.

Update 4/7/11: The Remote Server Administration Toolkit update to support Windows 7 Service Pack 1 has released. Come and get it:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d

 Yesterday we announced Windows 7 SP1 availability info. For those that use RSAT to admin from their clients, I am launching a preemptive strike before the comments flow:

If you have SP1 installed and attempt to install the RTM version of the Remote Server Administration Tools, downloaded from here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d&displaylang=en

You will receive error:

The update is not applicable to your computer

This is expected behavior and noted in the SP1 deployment guide and on the download page. The RTM version of Win7 RSAT has internal checks to prevent install on later operating systems and service packs. All is not lost though.

Workaround

Install RTM RSAT before installing SP1. When already installed, SP1 will update the RSAT component files to SP1 versions. Obviously, this will not work on computers being built from SP1-slipstreamed install media. For example, I had RSAT installed on my own computer when I installed SP1. My Hyper-v Manager snap-in updated automagically:

Long view

Install the Win7 SP1 version of the RSAT package once we release it. When it is ready I will update this article as well as post a new article for the RSS crowd.

The SP1 version of RSAT is planned for April. Telling me how important it is will not move things faster – we know it’s important. Don’t bother trying to override with DISM /Add-Package or PKGMGMR /IP, that will not work either; the top level package in the cab cannot be bypassed.

Until next time.

Ned “splash, out” Pyle

  • *lol* censorship like in China.

    I'm using the Sp1 mum from Sp1 installer and this brings the RSAT tools to Sp1. I write a blog entry on my german forums and elsewhere and add it to my signature to stop the censorship. This leads into a Streisand effect. I didn't posted the complete commands, but your censorship forces me to do it.

    All other teams finished their Sp1 version (VPC, Media) only you fail.

  • Like I said, I can't stop you from doing it elsewhere - we just can't be a party to it here. But I think you would be more understanding if you were in our shoes. You could certainly be more polite about it, regardless.

  • you had 3 months after the Sp1 is finished to provide the update before the Sp1 goes GA. This is my way to force you to speed this up. As you can see the users need it NOW, not in 2 months.if you're angry about it, provide the update as soon as possible and don't make the same mistakes with Sp2 again.

  • You say "you" like the owners of this blog create RSAT or have anything to do with this issue. You are complaining to the people that try to help you everyday with your issues, including this one. It doesn't make sense.