KB10102 - Install ADDS PowerShell modules

This article discribes how to install the ActiveDirectory PowerShell modules and Tools on several server operating systems.

Power Shell (SRV 2012R2++)

(in an elevated Power Shell window)

Install-WindowsFeature -Name RSAT-AD-PowerShell (for the PowerShell modules)

Install-WindowsFeature -Name RSAT-AD-Tools (For the mmc snapins)

Power Shell (SRV 2008R2)

(in an elevated Power Shell window)

Import-Module ServerManager

Add-WindowsFeature -Name RSAT-AD-PowerShell (for the PowerShell modules)

Add-WindowsFeature -Name RSAT-AD-Tools (For the mmc snapins)

Windows Server 2012 R2

  1. Open Server Manager
  2. Click on "Manage" -> "Add Roles and Features"
  3. Click "Next" until "Features is selected.
  4. Then go to "Remote Server Administration Tools" | "AD DS and AD LDS Tools" and select "Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell"
  5. Complete the installation dialog.
  6. You have to restart the PowerShell windo to enble the newly installed features.