John Howard - Senior Program Manager in the Hyper-V team at Microsoft

Senior Program Manager, Hyper-V team, Windows Core Operating System Division.

Windows 7 RSAT final build available for download

Windows 7 RSAT final build available for download

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The Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 RTM have been released to These include the Hyper-V tools for remote management of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2.

You can download them from – remember to download the right architecture (x86 or x64) as necessary.

Once you install the update, you can enable one or more of the following tools from the Control Panel under Programs, Turn Windows features on or off.

Server Administration Tools:

  • Server Manager

Role Administration Tools:

  • Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) Tools
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Tools
  • Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) Tools
  • DHCP Server Tools
  • DNS Server Tools
  • File Services Tools
  • Hyper-V Tools
  • Terminal Services Tools

Feature Administration Tools:

  • BitLocker Password Recovery Viewer
  • Failover Clustering Tools
  • Group Policy Management Tools
  • Network Load Balancing Tools
  • SMTP Server Tools
  • Storage Explorer Tools
  • Storage Manager for SANs Tools
  • Windows System Resource Manager Tools


  • Hi! I have installed Win 7 RTM  and installed it as a professional version in Suns virtualbox enviroment. Works perfect ecxept for tha RSAT part... If I download the RSAT update and runs it as an Administrator I gets an error telling me that "the update is not applicable to your computer". Do you have any answers to what is wrong with my setup? (Doesn´t windows 7 like being virtual?)

    Best regards,


  • Magnus - most likely is that you are attempting to install the x64 version on x86, or visa-versa. Can you check that first? It will not matter whether Windows 7 is running virtual or physical, no check is made.



  • Thank you for a fast reply.

    I have downloaded and tried both versions. With no success.

    I even installed Windows 7 (32-bit) to a physical computer with an Intel T7770 processor and VT-x disabled and tried once more. The result is the same.

    Perhaps the way to go is to install a full w2k8 server r2 and manage my core server from there. But it seems a bit overkill.



  • Magnus - this is very strange and not expected. Can you confirm the contents of registry key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\BuildLabEx and also the EditionId and ProductName keys. All in the same place. If that shows it definitely is RTM, Also the file size of the package you're installing, and a link to where you downloaded it from. I'll need to find some folks from the installer side for RSAT to diagnose if those check out to be the correct final bits and build.



  • Here is the information.

    BuildLabEx: 7600.16385.x86chk.win7_rtm.090713-1255

    EditionId: Professional

    ProductName: Windows 7 Professional

    Using a retail key.

    All downloaded from/with our MSDN/Technet subscription.

    Updates taken from (same as you describe above):

    Filesize : x86fre_GRMRSAT_MSU.msu =

    215 MB (225 546 826 bytes)

    Size on disk = 215 MB (225 550 336 bytes)

    As reported when checking properties of the file.

    By the way, win2k8 server R2 as Server Core with Hyper-V is working great! Easy to use and does what it should do.

    Thank you,


  • I get the exact same issue as Magnus.

    The info you asked for is:



     Windows 7 Ultimate



  • Having the same problem so I thought I'd answer your info request:

    BuildLabEx = 7100.0.amd64fre.winmain_win7rc.090421-1700

    EditionID = Ultimate

    ProductName = Windows 7 Ultimate

    File size of amd64fre_GRMRSATX_MSU.msu = 227,453 KB

    Download from =

  • Magnus - let me follow up internally. You probably need the debug (CHK) version of the RSAT tools to install on a CHK build of Windows. I'm not sure when (or if) these will be released - I would guess the most likely place would be on MSDN, but I can't say with certainty without following up with the RSAT owners. Is there a reason you need to use a debug build of Windows?



  • Lachlan & EBrander - you are both running RC builds of Windows 7. The RTM version of the RSAT tools will only install on RTM builds of Windows.



  • Thank you John for taking the time to straighten this out.

    There is no reason at all to use a debug build. I will install a "real" build and test. I saw that they have changed the download page at technet with new builds.



  • I'm running WIndows 7 RC also


    Do know when there will be a version for RC?

  • MGascon - the RC version has been and gone - the links have been pulled as Windows 7 has hit RTM. The only version now available for download is the RTM version which will only install on Windows 7 RTM.



  • I have found that most installation issues you get with this is Anti Virus related. I could not start the installation but after removing McAfee 8.7 the installation proceded with no apparent issues afterwards.

  • Hi Derick - thanks for letting me know. I've forwarded the info on to the RSAT owners for investigation.



  • i get the same error when trying to install RSAT

    i have this version of win7: 7201.0.amd64fre.winmain_win7ids.090601-1516

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