Windows 8 – RSAT Tools Will Not Install?

KB ID 0000827 


I wanted the RSAT tools installing on a Windows 8 machine today, I downloaded the RSAT update and ran it, but the tools did not appear? Also they were not available under ‘Turn Windows features on or off’.

Cannot Find RSAT in Windows 8


As it turns out, even though it says ‘Installation complete’ that’s not the same as Installation Successful (cheers Microsoft!). It is actually failing in the background, because this machine does not have the English (United States) language pack installed.

1. Press Windows Key+X > Control Panel > Change the View to ‘Small Icons’ > Language.

Control Panel Windows 8

2. Add a language.

Windows 8 add Language

3. Under ‘E’ > English > English (United States) > Add.

Add English (United States)

4. Make sure you click the link to download and install language pack.

Cannot Find RSAT

5. It’s over 150MB so it may take a while.

Install Language Pack

6. When installed, reinstall the Windows RSAT package for Windows 8, and this time it should be there!

Windows 8 Remote Server Administration Tools


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