Windows 10 1809 removed AD & DNS?

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I've had Active Directory Management consoles & DNS on my workstation to manage our domain without the need to log into DC directly, my workstation runs Windows 10.  I just updated to 1809 over the weekend now Active Directory Consoles & DNS are gone.
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systechSenior Technical Lead

Commented:
Hi,

Try install RSAT on your machine again as the upgrade would have removed it.
Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist
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Run this
@"%SystemRoot%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" -NoProfile -InputFormat None -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1'))" && SET "PATH=%PATH%;%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\chocolatey\bin"
choco install rsat

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That's normal behavior - for every version of Windows 10 so far, there was a specific version of RSAT that needed to be installed.
But since 1809, DO NOT INSTALL RSAT SEPARATELY!
RSAT is finally an optional feature that comes with the OS and doesn't have to be reinstalled after each OS update.

Go to Settings -> Apps -> "Manage optional features", click the "+" next to "Add a feature", select the RSAT tools you want.

Or using the command line, get a list of features:
dism.exe /online /Get-Capabilities

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And install them as listed above (for your case):
dism.exe /online /Add-Capability /CapabilityName:Rsat.ActiveDirectory.DS-LDS.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0
dism.exe /online /Add-Capability /CapabilityName:Rsat.Dns.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0

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Jenaraj JenIT Systems Engineer

Commented:
Hey,

just install RSAT, you don't need to enable anything in windows 10 anymore.

install RSAT and you're good to go, I had the same issue when I got my new machine.

Thanks

J
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015

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Note that you will have issues with Optional Features if using WSUS and having download from MS sites disabled, as most do. In that case it is best to temporarily disable WSUS locally (by changing the AU registry key), then start the feature updates as shown above, and then re-set the WSUS AU key.
ManieyaK_CSSP

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I've tried both the mentioned solutions, Command line & App's/Add Features. Neither one works.  If i use the Apps/Add Features I can select the tools i want & click install, iit gets removed from the list then shortly after the list refreshes with the tool back & option to install.  If i run the command it goes though the steps, Shows DISM version, below that Image Version then i just sits with a blinking l
ManieyaK_CSSP

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Commented:
Going back through Optional Feature History I see all failures, but not explanation of why it failed.
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Have you tried Qlemo's hint with the WSUS settings? Are you using a WSUS server?
There are options to combine WSUS and direct downloads, or an installation using an iso (if you have MSDN or VL)

Install RSAT 1809 (and other optional features) in WSUS environments
https://4sysops.com/archives/install-rsat-1809-and-other-optional-features-in-wsus-environments/

RSAT on Windows 10 1809 in Disconnected Environments
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askpfeplat/2018/12/18/rsat-on-windows-10-1809-in-disconnected-environments/
ManieyaK_CSSP

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For us we had to log into VL download FoD content then apply.  Followed second link in oBdA comment.

Thanks All.  :)

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