Category Archives: Windows

AdminPack/RAST in Windows 10

I have blogged about AdminPack/RAST in the past,
1) Where is AdminPak in Windows 2008 and R2 ?
2) AdminPak / RSAT for Windows Server 2012 and R2

I just found out that one of the RAST package is no longer available, it is the RAST in Win8.1. If you are looking for the RSAT for win2012R2, you might need to get the RSAT package for Win10. And here is the link,

RSAT for Win10

IMPORTANT: Remove all older versions of Administration Tools Pack or Remote Server Administration Tools—including older prerelease versions, and releases of the tools for different languages or locales—from the computer before you install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10. Only one copy at a time of Remote Server Administration Tools can be installed on a computer. If you have upgraded to Windows 10 from an older release of Windows, you will need to install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 on the computer; no earlier releases of Remote Server Administration Tools are still installed on a computer that you have upgraded to Windows 10.

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 includes support for remote management of computers that are running the Server Core installation option or the Minimal Server Graphical Interface configuration of Windows Server Technical Preview. However, Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 cannot be installed on any releases or installation options of the Windows Server operating system.

Earlier releases of Remote Server Administration Tools (such as those for Windows 8.1) are not available–nor do they run–on Windows 10.

Server Manager is included with Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10; GUI-based tools that are part of this release of Remote Server Administration Tools can be opened by using commands on the Tools menu of the Server Manager console. To use Server Manager to access and manage remote servers that are running Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 R2, you must install several updates on the older operating systems.

*P.S., RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) is the replacement toolkit to the AdminPak before Win2008

Useful links to learn Windows 10 and VS2015

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I am sure that you all are new to Win10 and VS2015. You may be looking for learning resource. Here I listed some of the sample site for you and so you could get some learning on these 2 new products.

Opportunity URLs Remarks
Developer Tools Download https://www.visualstudio.com/ Download any Visual Studio skus, including VS 2015
Developer for Windows 10  -What’s New
Get Started
Design
Develop
Publish
https://dev.windows.com/en-us/getstarted/whats-new-windows-10/
https://dev.windows.com/en-us/getstarted/
https://dev.windows.com/en-us/design/
https://dev.windows.com/en-us/develop/
https://dev.windows.com/en-us/publish/
All the info developers may need to write apps
Windows 10 courses in MVA https://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/en-US/training-courses/getting-started-with-windows-10-for-it-professionals-10629/ Great site to get online courses on Windows 10
Channel https://channel9.msdn.com/windows/ Another great online resource for Windows 10 related videos
Windows 10 Jumpstart http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/liveevents/preparing-your-enterprise-for-windows-10-as-a-service/ A live event on August 14th

AdminPak / RSAT in Windows Server 2012 and R2

Based on one of the previous post Where is AdminPak in Windows 2008 and R2 ?

RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) is the replacement toolkit as the AdminPak before Win2008. You may also look for the RSAT in Win Server 2012 and 2012 R2. Here are the download link,

1) Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8

2) Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1

You may have some questions here as I could found from the internet as well. Where is the RSAT for Win7? Is there any RSAT in WinServer 2012 and R2 for Win7?

The answer is, No. Feel bad on this answer? Here is a mapping for the better view on different RSAT for different Server version.

Server 2008 –> Vista RSAT / Win7 RSAT
Server 2008 R2 –> Win7 RSAT
Server 2012 –> Win8 RSAT / Win8.1 RSAT
Server 2012 R2 –> Win8.1 RSAT

Windows 8 Release Preview

Windows 8 Release Preview is released and free download and install publicly in last week. You can download it, install it and feel it. Now it is changed into Release Preview, that means the release date is close. You can also have a look on the difference edition and their features, There will be 3 editions, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 RT. 

 

Feature name

Windows 8

Windows 8 Pro

Windows RT

Upgrades from Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium

x

x

 

Upgrades from Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate

 

x

 

Start screen, Semantic Zoom, Live Tiles

x

x

x

Windows Store

x

x

x

Apps (Mail, Calendar, People, Messaging, Photos, SkyDrive, Reader, Music, Video)

x

x

x

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote)

   

x

Internet Explorer 10

x

x

x

Device encryption

   

x

Connected standby

x

x

x

Microsoft account

x

x

x

Desktop

x

x

x

Installation of x86/64 and desktop software

x

x

 

Updated Windows Explorer

x

x

x

Windows Defender

x

x

x

SmartScreen

x

x

x

Windows Update

x

x

x

Enhanced Task Manager

x

x

x

Switch languages on the fly (Language Packs)

x

x

x

Better multiple monitor support

x

x

x

Storage Spaces

x

x

 

Windows Media Player

x

x

 

Exchange ActiveSync

x

x

x

File history

x

x

x

ISO / VHD mount

x

x

x

Mobile broadband features

x

x

x

Picture password

x

x

x

Play To

x

x

x

Remote Desktop (client)

x

x

x

Reset and refresh your PC

x

x

x

Snap

x

x

x

Touch and Thumb keyboard

x

x

x

Trusted boot

x

x

x

VPN client

x

x

x

BitLocker and BitLocker To Go

 

x

 

Boot from VHD

 

x

 

Client Hyper-V

 

x

 

Domain Join

 

x

 

Encrypting File System

 

x

 

Group Policy

 

x

 

Remote Desktop (host)

 

x