Install RSAT on Windows 11 [3 Different Ways]

The quickest way is using the Settings menu.

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RSAT on Windows 11 is an incredibly useful tool that makes remote managing simple and easy.

In today’s guide, we’re going to take a closer look at this feature and see how to properly install it.

Is RSAT available for Windows 11?

RSAT is available on all operating systems starting from Windows 7, including Windows 11.

How can I install RSAT on Windows 11?

1. Use the Settings menu

  1. Press the Start menu button in the Taskbar.
  2. Now click the Settings icon.
  3. From the left-side menu, select Apps, then click on Optional Features on the right-side menu.
  4. Now click on the View features button, which is colored blue.
  5. Type RSAT in the search tab and select all the variants you want to install. Click Next to proceed.
  6. Wait while the selected components are installed.

A few users reported that RSAT isn’t available in Optional features, but we tackled that issue in a different guide.

2. Check the RSAT features installed

  1. Right-click the Start button and select Windows Terminal (Admin) from the list.
  2. Type or paste the following command and press Enter to run it: Get-WindowsCapability -Name RSAT* -Online | Select-Object -Property DisplayName, State
  3. Now, you will see the list of all RSAT components installed on your computer. This way, you will know exactly what to install. In our case, there isn’t any installed.

3. Install RSAT on Windows 11 using PowerShell

3.1 Install the components all at once

  1. Press Windows Key + X and select Windows Terminal (Admin) option.
  2. Type or paste the following command and press Enter to run it: Get-WindowsCapability -Name RSAT* -Online | Add-WindowsCapability -Online
  3. The process will take a few minutes, depending on the capabilities of your system.

3.2 Install the components one by one

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If you don’t know the tool name, you can see the list of components in Solution 2.
  1. Press Windows Key + X and choose Windows Terminal (Admin).
  2. Run the following command and replace tool-name with the actual name of the tool: Add-WindowsCapability -Online -Name tool-name

If you need more information, you can check all the RSAT components and their specifications on Microsoft’s dedicated webpage.

Unfortunately, there is no way to download the RSAT standalone installer on Windows 11. Microsoft only provides the RSAT download version for Windows 10.

Also, for those trying to install RSAT on Windows 11 ARM, it is important to note that RSAT is currently unavailable.

Installing RSAT is simple, and you can do so just like you’re used to any additional feature – from the Settings app. This is the most convenient method, and we recommend it to all first-time users.

If you couldn’t install RSAT on Windows 11, check our detailed guide to complete the installation. In case the installation went without issues, head to our how to use RSAT guide to learn how to utilize it.

In the comments section below, let us know if you installed RSAT on Windows 11 or if you have any additional questions. We’d love to hear your opinion.

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