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I have downloaded and installed Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 on my Windows 8 Enterprise machine.

Online resources suggest installing RSAT should also install Server Manager GUI, but I am unable to find it.

Do I need to perform some additional steps to enable Server Manager?
I have tried researching this, but haven't come across any solutions.

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Have you already gone to "Turn Windows Features on or off" and checked under either Role Administration Tools or Feature Administration Tools? –  cole Dec 10 '12 at 13:53
    
@Cole I have neither of those. Does this mean RSAT installation did not complete successfully? –  Arnold Zokas Dec 10 '12 at 13:58
    
Hm, that does look a bit funny. I'd try a quick reinstall. –  cole Dec 10 '12 at 14:01
    
@Cole Tried reinstalling. Installer reports success, but I think it is actually failing quietly. "Programs and Features" contains no mention of RSAT (I have tried searching by name and KB number). –  Arnold Zokas Dec 10 '12 at 14:09
    
It looks like this is an issue with language packs. Download the Windows 8 language pack from the TechNet, copy out the cab file for en-US , change the extension to .mlc and run it. Then, the tools should show up. –  cole Dec 10 '12 at 14:11

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I managed to fix this by going to...

  • Control Panel > Language
  • Click 'Add a Language'
  • Select 'English' > 'English (United States)'
  • Click 'Download'

Then reinstall the Remote Server Administration Tools.

Not too impressed by the lack of error messages!

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After installing the RSAT tools, under Turn Windows Features on or off you should see these options:

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It looks like this is a common issue that has to do with language packs. Download the Windows 8 language pack from the TechNet, copy out the cab file for en-US , change the extension to .mlc and run it. Then, the tools should show up once completed.

Link to language pack install.

Then verify that the language pack is installed by running get-windowspackage -online in a Windows PowerShell (Run As Admin)

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It looks like installer is actually failing quietly. "Programs and Features" contains no mention of RSAT (I have tried searching by name and KB number). –  Arnold Zokas Dec 10 '12 at 14:09
    
"Link to language pack" actually points to RSAT download page. –  Arnold Zokas Dec 10 '12 at 14:30
    
I can see 1 LanguagePack installed: "Microsoft-Windows-Client-LanguagePack-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-GB~6.2.‌​9200" –  Arnold Zokas Dec 10 '12 at 14:36
    
You have "en-GB" installed, you need "en-US". –  cole Dec 10 '12 at 14:39
    
I could only find a 2GB MultiLanguage pack on MSDN, so I will have to install that later tonight (slow internet connection). –  Arnold Zokas Dec 10 '12 at 14:48

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