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RSAT won't install on Win7 SP1 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I wanted to install the Remote Server Administration Tools on my freshly installed Windows 7 SP1. The installer quits with the message "This update is not applicable for your computer."

    Do you know if there is a workaround? As an administrator, Windows 7 is quite useless for me without the RSAT package.

    Regards,
    Michael

     

     

    Monday, July 26, 2010 7:37 AM

Answers

  • Hi Michael,

    like I told in the language pack question, updates are made for a specific version and can only installed on this version. The RSAT update is made for Windows 7 RTM, so you CAN't install it on Sp1.

    But you can make a workaround. Uninstall Sp1 and install RSAT. Now install Sp1 again. Now you should have the tools under Sp1.

    André


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Monday, July 26, 2010 10:39 PM

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  • Hello,

    thanks for the extended answer.

     

    But i suspect the problem is the Servicepack 1 Beta. So the answer is not really helpful.

     

    Regards,

    Michael

    Monday, July 26, 2010 2:36 PM
  • Hi Michael,

    like I told in the language pack question, updates are made for a specific version and can only installed on this version. The RSAT update is made for Windows 7 RTM, so you CAN't install it on Sp1.

    But you can make a workaround. Uninstall Sp1 and install RSAT. Now install Sp1 again. Now you should have the tools under Sp1.

    André


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Monday, July 26, 2010 10:39 PM
  • What you posted was confusing but not the answer. Instead of spamming the forums, you should first understand the question.
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 1:00 PM
  • Hello,

    thanks for the tip with uninstalling -> installing RSAT -> reinstalling SP1. This worked in fact. :-)

     

    Regards,
    Michael

    Monday, August 9, 2010 8:16 AM
  • You're welcome
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Monday, August 9, 2010 9:59 AM
  • While the work around is nice I don't want to have it uninstall and re-install SP1 everytime I try to install something from an MSU...since MS is trying to get IT professionals to test the SP1 beta, and the best test of anything is using it like you would any other system, in your everyday work, it would be nice to have a version of the RSAT that would install on SP1... just a seed to plant in the brains at MS.

    Thanks for the tip Andre!

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 4:18 PM
  • it would be nice to have a version of the RSAT that would install on SP1... just a seed to plant in the brains at MS.

    Thanks for the tip Andre!

    I can't change this. Like I told you, the RSAT MSU installer is for RTM, not for SP1.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 10:26 PM
  • Hello,

    I wanted to install the Remote Server Administration Tools on my freshly installed Windows 7 SP1. The installer quits with the message "This update is not applicable for your computer."

    Do you know if there is a workaround? As an administrator, Windows 7 is quite useless for me without the RSAT package.

    Regards,
    Michael

     

     

    Michael,

    Avoid the Windows Update Standalone Installer.  It worked for me without having to remove SP1 first.

    • Expand the contents of the *.msu file from the command line using the expand command.

    expand -f:* "amd64fre_GRMRSATX_MSU.msu" %temp%\RSAT

    • After extracting the contents of the .msu file, you can install it by using Package Manager (pkgmgr.exe) from the command line using the following type syntax:

    pkgmgr.exe /n:%temp%\RSAT\Windows6.1-KB958830-x64.xml

    • You won't see anything on screen but give it a couple of minutes to complete. 
    • After that, visit the "Turn Windows features on or Off "dialog and enable the tools you need. :)

     

    Duncan

    • Proposed as answer by Denis Eckler Wednesday, December 1, 2010 11:16 AM
    Saturday, October 30, 2010 8:09 AM
  • Very nice! The trick with expand and pkgmgr works!!

    Thanks a million.

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 12:14 PM
  • On which Sp1 Build have you tried it? I tried it on Sp1 RC and it doesn't work.
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 12:44 PM
  • The trick with expand and pkgmgr 'works' on SP1 final, which has been released a few hours ago. EDIT: to be clear: I used Windows 7 RTM, installed SP1 and realised I forgot to install RSAT first :-(

    I couldn't find the extra feature at first, not even after a reboot. Then I re-ran "amd64fre_GRMRSATX_MSU.msu" and this time I was able to finish the GUI installation of RSAT.

    EDIT: I would NOT recommend it, though. System File Checker found a few integrity violations afterwards and was unable to fix it. Used System Restore to undo the RSAT installation and all is fine again, but still without RSAT.

    Guess I'll wait a little longer for RSAT SP1 ;-)

     

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 7:04 PM
  • Doesn't work on a fresh windows7 sp1 integrated install.
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:20 AM
  • yes, this is known. Wait till April.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:33 PM