RSAT Windows 8.1 "This update is not applicable"
Posted on 2013-10-25
Trying to install RSAT tools for server 2012 on Windows 8.1. I am getting error message "Windows Update Standalone Installer The update is not applicable to your computer."
This after I completed the following steps:
1 Upgrade Windows7 pro 32 bit to Windows 8.1 64 bit (already member of sbs2003 domain)
2 Activate windows.
3 Install updates from Microsoft update.
4 Download RSAT for Windows 8.1, Windows6.2KB2693643-x64)
5 Double click installer to run.
My understanding is that running the installer would install the program without issue. I would then open RSAT to add and configure a new server.
I looked into the error and tried several of the workarounds including extracting the .msi to a local folder and running it from command line as Administrator. I also checked that the locale is set to US and language pack is installed (did not download the language pack, only checked that English(US) is set.).
In general, I do not do 64bit upgrade over 32 bit system, but during install I did not see the prompt for clean install. Is there any way to get RSAT installed without reinstalling the OS?