The Remote Server Administration Tools (RSATs) are very helpful package for system administrators to manage other systems at their workplace. We have already shared you the download links for RSATs for Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 in past. The same article also shares you the way to install the package, read about it here:
Well, few days ago we tried to install RSATs on a Windows 10 running machine, using same procedure as mentioned in above article. But for an anonymous reason, the installation of RSATs on Windows 10 failed. Here, the Windows Update Standalone Installer given us following error:
The update is not applicable to your computer.
Actually we received this error, because we tried to install a non-English (US) package downloaded from MSDN Subscription. Although, atm we received this error, only English (US) package has to work on Windows 10. So in case if you’re facing this issue, you just need to download English (US) package only and it would install without any problem.
However, if you still want to install the package currently giving you error, use this workaround:
FIX : Cannot Install Remote Server Administration Tools (RSATs) In Windows 10
1. Copy the downloaded WindowsTH-KB2693643-x64.msu (64-bit edition) or WindowsTH-KB2693643-x86.msu (32-bit edition) file to C:\Temp.
2. Open administrative or elevated Command Prompt.
3. Type following commands one-by-one and hit Enter key after each command:
For 32-bit editions:
WUSA WindowsTH-KB2693643-x86.msu /extract:c:\temp
Dism.exe /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:C:\Temp\WindowsTH-KB2693643-x86.cab
For 64-bit editions:
WUSA WindowsTH-KB2693643-x64.msu /extract:c:\temp
Dism.exe /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:C:\Temp\WindowsTH-KB2693643-x64.cab
Now wait for few moments to execute the command operation successfully. Once completed, you’ll be notified with The operation completed successfully message.
You can now go to Turn Windows Features On or Off window (search for it in Windows to get into it) and verify that the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSATs) tools are installed and can be located there. You can avail the package services by navigating to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Remote Desktop Services.
Hope this helps! Go here to learn how to show or hide administrative tools in Windows.