How to add RSAT to win8 machine after computer joined domain

Posted on 2014-04-02
Last Modified: 2014-04-04
I have server 2012 essentials, I added my client win 8 to the domain and now I can not find where RSAT is on my client win 8 machine. Can you please tell me how can i install rsat on my client win 8 machine so I can have active directory on my win 8 client.
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David Paris Vicente earned 333 total points
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You can follow this -> Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8

Hpoe this help.


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Is that the only way to get rsat? When i install server 2012 , rsat was available automatically
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by:David Paris Vicente
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Yes because by default the rsat tools comes with the server technology but for Win7 & 8 you have to download and install it.
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I downloaded rsat from my physical machine and not from my hyper v win 8 client. Is there a way taht I can remote into my physical computer to get the rsat that I downloaded from my physical machine
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There are several aways, all depend from your Hyper-V Configurations.

Let´s assume that your VM Host can ping your Physical machine, you can create a a share on your physical machine and access to that share through the network.
For that you have to go to your start menu-> Run and on the run window put \\myphysicalmachineIP\myWin8Share.

If your Win8 VM is configured to just have internal network you have to burn a CD with RSAT files to the CD and on the VM Host window choose Media ->Capture your CD Drive.

Unfortunely connect a USB drive to the VM Host is more complicated and your Vm Host needs to have network connectivity to your Physical machine, in my opinion just stick with the options that I mention above.

If you want to check how to connect USB drives to your VM Host follow this links:

How to attach a usb disk to a Hyper-V virtual machine


Remoting devices into a Hyper-V child (virtual machine)

I hope this helps you.

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"I downloaded rsat from my physical machine and not from my hyper v win 8 client. Is there a way taht I can remote into my physical computer to get the rsat that I downloaded from my physical machine" - ??
Please explain why you have problems simply installing RSAT (no matter where).

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