Cannot install RSAT tools on Windows 10 1809 Error:0x80244022

Windows 10 1809 brought some changes to RSAT tools for Administrators. Until the latest 1809 version Administrators had to download and install a package in order to use RSAT tools like Active Directory Users and Computers, Group Policy management, DHCP and DNS management etc.

Now, System Admins have the option to Add the package by using Optional features GUI or by using Powershell cmdlets.

In order to install the RSAT tools on Windows 10 1809 from the start menu click on Manage optional features, then click Add a feature and then scroll down to RSAT:* available packages. Wait a few minutes until the package is installed.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to install the RSAT tools on Windows 10 1809 so easily. When I have checked the installation history by going to Manage optional features | See optional feature history I could see that Installation failed for all packages with Error code: 0x80244022.

RSAT tools on Windows 10 1809

Failed installation might also be shown as:

Install failed. Contact your administrator to get this feature.

Now, I have tried to check the status of the features from the Powershell using the following command:

Get-WindowsCapability -Name RSAT* -Online | Select-Object -Property DisplayName, State

The status for all RSAT tools was “Not Present

So I have tried to install RSAT tools by using Powershell with the following command:
Get-WindowsCapability -Name RSAT* -Online | Add-WindowsCapability -Online

Unfortunately, I still wasn’t able to install the RSAT tools. Therefore, I have suspected on my Proxy connection or WSUS setup, considering that we are using both services in our environment.

The solution, at least for me, was to temporarily disable the WSUS for my client machine. In order to do that Open the Registry editor (regedit.exe) and navigate to the following registry key:


In the right pane locate the UseWUServer key and change the value from 1 to 0.

Now close the registry editor and go to Services and restart the Windows Update service as you can see from the picture below:

Now, try to install the RSAT tool from the Windows GUI or from the Powershell. Both ways should work now.

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7 Responses

  1. Luis says:

    Great, Works for me too!!! Thanks a lot.

  2. Bob Panick says:

    Thanks, that was a nice write up for a badly implemented function.

  3. The Dude says:

    Thanks; these are the only instructions that worked for me!

  4. Abbas says:

    For me, the registry entry gets into 1 automatically soon after making it to 0.
    Help why it is automatically getting update to 1 while manually making it to 0.
    due to this am unable install RSAT.

    Also, let me if I try installing offline if so the provide me offline link of the same

    • Nik says:

      Hi Abbas, this sounds like you’re using a mandatory profile. Are you using an administrative account on that machine? Have you followed all the steps exactly as in the article?

  5. Fred says:

    pretty jacked up that this is what’s required to install this… Microsoft hasn’t fixed this yet?

    Nonetheless, thanks for the post, as it worked for me.

  6. Shabbir says:

    Great works for me even my company has strict firewall and policies.
    Thank you

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