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Benefits of the Modern Desktop

Success is about people. Business leaders recognize that people are central to how their companies operate, and empowering people is imperative to innovate and grow in any competitive landscape. Implementing a Modern Workplace should not be considered a “nice to have” – but a top priority.

And people love their PCs! Mobile phones are great for communication and light productivity on the go. Tablets are great for interacting with content. But when users really need to get work done, they choose a PC or a Mac.

So, could your organization be more successful with your current PCs or Macs? If your company is still using Windows 11 & Microsoft Office, it’s key to consider that since their introduction the world has changed:

We’re observing a shift from traditional offices to open physical environments and collaborative workspaces.
Teamwork has become essential to the way work gets done and organizations are more networked.
The workforce and business landscape are changing, and employee and customer expectations are evolving.
At the same time, companies are faced with the challenge of protecting their people and IP in a more complex threat environment.
Having the right technology in place and enabling employees to do their best work, from anywhere, is a critical part of digital transformation.

The modern Desktop is also the greener solution as all infrastructure is in Microsoft datacenters. This also makes you company much less susceptible to Disasters such as floods, fires, earthquakes, and other threats.

We also offer low-cost automated security solutions that are monitored 24 hours a day.

This is where the Modern Desktop fits in.

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Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT)

Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) are a set of tools that let you manage Windows Server roles and features from a Windows 10 PC. You can use RSAT to perform tasks such as installing, configuring, and troubleshooting Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, and other Windows services. RSAT also includes Server Manager, Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins, consoles, Windows PowerShell cmdlets and providers, and some command-line tools1.

To install RSAT on Windows 10, you have a few options:

  • You can download the latest version of RSAT from the official Microsoft Download Center2. This is the easiest way to get the most recent updates and features for RSAT. You can choose between x64 or x86 versions depending on your system architecture. After downloading the file, you can run it to install RSAT on your PC.
  • You can also install RSAT using PowerShell. This is a more advanced way to install RSAT using commands and scripts. You can use the following command to install all available features for RSAT: Install-WindowsFeature -Name RSAT -IncludeManagementTools. You can also specify individual features or groups of features by using their names or IDs. For example, to install only Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), you can use: Install-WindowsFeature -Name AD-Domain-Services. To see a list of all available features for RSAT, you can use: Get-WindowsCapability -Online | Where-Object {$_.Name -like "*RSAT*"}.
  • Alternatively, you can enable RSAT as an optional feature in Windows 10 settings. This is useful if you want to have more control over which features you want to install for RSAT. To do this, go to Settings -> Apps -> Optional Features -> Add an optional feature. Then type “RSAT” in the search bar and select it from the list of results. Click “Install” to start the installation process.

I hope this helps you find and install Remote Server Administration Tools on your Windows 10 PC. If you have any questions or feedback about RSAT, please let me know 😊 " target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">Jonathan Mann  

Features – Easy365Manager

What is RSAT?

RSAT or Remote Server Administration Tools is a package of server management tools you can install on Windows 10.

RSAT allows you to manage servers remotely, which is a good security practice!

RSAT offers several tools like:

  • Active Directory Users & Computers
  • Server Manager
  • The Active Directory PowerShell module
  • The Group Policy Management Console
  • The Group Policy PowerShell module
  • DNS manager
  • DHCP manager
  • Etc.

RSAT and Office 365

More and more companies use RSAT to consolidate AD and Office 365 management.

Specifically, they use Active Directory Users & Computers with the Easy365Manager snap-in.

Easy365Manager extends user properties with two new tabs that allow you to configure Office 365 licenses and mailboxes, as seen in the following example:

Easy365Manager offers the following benefits:

  1. No need to log in to multiple different admin web consoles during the day.
  2. No need for PowerShell to sync Azure AD Connect, configure mailbox calendar permissions, etc.
  3. No confusion about attribute authority.
  4. Removal of your on-premises Exchange Server (cost reduction and reduced attack surface).

How to Install RSAT Using PowerShell

The installation of RSAT depends on what version of Windows you’re running.

Windows 10 Version 1809 and Later

The easiest way to install RSAT on Windows 10 version 1809 and later is to use Feature on Demand (FoD).

If e.g. you want to install the Active Directory management tools and the Active Directory PowerShell module follow these steps:

  1. Start an administrative PowerShell prompt
  2. Execute the following command:
Get-WindowsCapability -Name RSAT.ActiveDirectory* -Online | Add-WindowsCapability -Online

To install the Group Policy Management Console and the Group Policy PowerShell module use the following command:

Get-WindowsCapability -Name RSAT.GroupPolicy* -Online | Add-WindowsCapability -Online

For a complete list of the RSAT tools available via FOD run the following command:

PS C:\> Get-WindowsCapability -Name RSAT.* -Online | ft Name,DisplayName

Name                                                     DisplayName
----                                                     -----------
Rsat.ActiveDirectory.DS-LDS.Tools~~~~             RSAT: Active Directory Domain Services and Lightweight Directory Services Tools
Rsat.BitLocker.Recovery.Tools~~~~                 RSAT: BitLocker Drive Encryption Administration Utilities
Rsat.CertificateServices.Tools~~~~                RSAT: Active Directory Certificate Services Tools
Rsat.DHCP.Tools~~~~                               RSAT: DHCP Server Tools
Rsat.Dns.Tools~~~~                                RSAT: DNS Server Tools
Rsat.FailoverCluster.Management.Tools~~~~         RSAT: Failover Clustering Tools
Rsat.FileServices.Tools~~~~                       RSAT: File Services Tools
Rsat.GroupPolicy.Management.Tools~~~~             RSAT: Group Policy Management Tools
Rsat.IPAM.Client.Tools~~~~                        RSAT: IP Address Management (IPAM) Client
Rsat.LLDP.Tools~~~~                               RSAT: Data Center Bridging LLDP Tools
Rsat.NetworkController.Tools~~~~                  RSAT: Network Controller Management Tools
Rsat.NetworkLoadBalancing.Tools~~~~               RSAT: Network Load Balancing Tools
Rsat.RemoteAccess.Management.Tools~~~~            RSAT: Remote Access Management Tools
Rsat.RemoteDesktop.Services.Tools~~~~             RSAT: Remote Desktop Services Tools
Rsat.ServerManager.Tools~~~~                      RSAT: Server Manager
Rsat.Shielded.VM.Tools~~~~                        RSAT: Shielded VM Tools
Rsat.StorageMigrationService.Management.Tools~~~~ RSAT: Storage Migration Service Management Tools
Rsat.StorageReplica.Tools~~~~                     RSAT: Storage Replica Module for Windows PowerShell
Rsat.SystemInsights.Management.Tools~~~~          RSAT: System Insights Module for Windows PowerShell
Rsat.VolumeActivation.Tools~~~~                   RSAT: Volume Activation Tools
Rsat.WSUS.Tools~~~~                               RSAT: Windows Server Update Services Tools

How to Install RSAT Using the GUI

If you prefer to use the GUI to install RSAT on Windows 10 this is also possible. Use the following four steps:

1. Hit the Windows button and type “features”. Then select the Apps & Features option:

Apps and Features
2. From the Apps & Features menu select Optional Features:

3. Select Add a Feature:

Apps and Features 3

4. Type RSAT and select the RSAT tool(s) you wish to install:

Apps and Features

Install RSAT on Windows 10 Version 1709 and Earlier

To install RSAT tools on Windows 10 version 1709 and earlier you need to download and run the installer from Microsoft.

Install RSAT on Windows 8.1

If you’re running Windows 8.1 you need to download and run the RSAT tools for Windows 8.1 installer from Microsoft.

Goodbye Passwords! Hello Passkeys

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In this session we take a deep dive into the latest identity technology passkeys. For years hackers have been able to easily steal passwords through malicious links or phishing emails. In an attempt to solve this problem, Yubico created FIDO keys. Physical devices that truly offered the world a phishing resistant solution. With passkeys, we take things to a whole new level. The private/public key pair can now be stored on mobile devices and computers. So instead of using a password. The user could use an encrypted passkey along with a biometric, such as a fingerprint or facial scan. In this session I’ll take you through everything you need to know about passkeys and exactly how they work with lots of demos and explanations. I’ll also be speaking at ESPC 2023 in Amsterdam. 27-30th Nov. Details below. Use Code: ESPCAndy and receive 10% off any ticket on top of Early Bird pricing.  The code discounts 15% until September 30th and then it goes to 10%. https://www.sharepointeurope.com/ For more on me visit Andymalone.org Visit my Patreon Site Patreon.com/AndyMaloneMVP

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