• Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8

    Posted on June 5, 2012 by in Windows 8

    Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Release Preview enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on Servers from a remote computer that is running Windows 8 Release Preview.

    Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Release Preview runs on both x86- and x64-based editions of Windows 8 Release Preview. Download and install the version that matches the architecture of the computer on which you plan to install the administration tools.

    The update that needs to be installed on 32bit Windows 8: Windows6.2-KB2693643-x86.msu
    The update that needs to be installed on 64bit Windows 8: Windows6.2-KB2693643-x64.msu

    Download link:  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7887

    **Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 can be installed ONLY on computers that are running Windows 8.**

    Instructions

    To install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Release Preview

    1. Download the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Release Preview package that is appropriate for your computer’s architecture.
      Double Click on Windows6.2-KB2693643-x64.msu
    2. When you are prompted by the Windows Update Standalone Installer dialog box to install the update, click Yes.
    3. Read and accept the license terms. Click I accept. Installation requires a few minutes to finish.
    4. Installation Complete screenshot.
    5. The Administrative tools are located in Startmenu or Control Panel.

    NOTE: In this release of Remote Server Administration Tools, all tools are enabled by default.  There is no need to open Turn Windows features on or off in Windows 8 Release Preview, and enable the tools that you want to use.
    To turn off specific tools

    1. On the desktop, hover in the upper right corner of the screen, and then click Settings.
    2. On the Desktop menu, click Control Panel.
    3. Click Programs, and then in Programs and Features, click Turn Windows features on or off.
    4. In the Windows Features dialog box, expand Remote Server Administration Tools, and then expand either Role Administration Tools or Feature Administration Tools.
    5. Clear the check boxes for any tools that you want to turn off. Click OK, and then close Control Panel.

    To uninstall Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Release Preview

    1. On the desktop, hover in the upper right corner of the screen, and then click Settings.
    2. On the Desktop menu, click Control Panel.
    3. Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.
    4. Click View installed updates.
    5. Right-click Update for Microsoft Windows (KB2693643), and then click Uninstall.
    6. When you are asked if you are sure you want to uninstall the update, click Yes
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