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 (client) computer. For this, Windows has the RSAT tool. We recommend you read this article with which you will learn How to remotely manage a server with RSAT in Windows 10

What is RSAT?

RSAT stands for “Remote Support Administration Tools” and is a tool created by Microsoft. 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 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 the date a Windows server was restarted . 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 remotely manage a server 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 route, you must access the Microsoft download website . Then, locate the RSAT administration tool, download it and run the installation 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 must go to the start menu and open the “Settings”. Then, click on “System” and on the left side of the panel locate “Applications and features”. Click on the link “Manage optional features” and click on “Add feature.” Find the Server Manager and the 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 can’t see this folder, go to “Control Panel,” look for “Security Systems and Tools,” and click “Administrative Tools.” Then, choose the option “Server Administrator”.

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

Add the remote server

The next step is to add the server or server group using the remote server administration tools “RSAT”. To do 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 that you have added, you must go to the “Tools” menu and choose “Remote Access Management”. Immediately, the connection with the server will be made so that you can access it through the client (where you configured the remote server). You can also choose to connect to a server using Putty if you prefer to use an additional tool for this purpose.

Use the console to manage the server

You can also use the consoles or MMC. To do this, make sure you are logged into your PC with the administrator account. Choose the option “Active Directory Users and Computers” from “Administrative Tools.” Immediately, a console will open so you must press the secondary mouse button on a red X.

Select the option “Change the domain controller” and modify the name to identify access from the client computer. Press the “OK” button and wait while the console loads so that you can work on them as happens when installing and configuring a DCHP server in Windows Server.


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