RSAT Windows 10, and Windows Server 2016

I’ve had a great experience at home with Windows 10 upgrading 3 of my home computers that perform various functions. They all went off without a hitch and I’m enjoying the new functionality and the fact that it’s free.  It’s also fun to have the “freshness” that comes with using something new.  The installs take less drive space than Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Here at Web Active Directory some of our engineers have taken their machines to Windows 10 with the same spirit. As we work with Active Directory, we did so knowing that the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 10 had not yet been released. This is the Windows component that gives such useful AD utilities such as “Active Directory Users and Computers”. While Microsoft released a technical preview back in January, this won’t work with the Windows 10 RTM.

Good news though, last week on Twitter VP at MIcrosoft Gabriel Aul announced RSAT for Windows 10 would be released sometime this month (August 2015) along with Windows Server 2016 technical preview 3. We’re watching these releases closely as we’re working on certification of our platform on Windows Server 2016 despite the fact that for most IT groups implementation of 2016 might be several years away. It’s good to try to stay ahead of the curve.

RSAT Windows 10 Now Available

Edit: On 8/19/2015 RSAT for Windows 10 was released: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45520

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