“Remote Server Administration Tools” And OS Compatibility

Background

I have a new machine that has MS Windows 10 on it and it giving my a lot of headache.

Active Directory Users and Computer

This morning I realized that I need “Microsoft Active Directory Users and Computers“.

As I did not see it, I said I need to go ahead and install it.

 

Remote Server Administration Tools

Active Directory Users and Computer is a MMC ( Microsoft management Console ) that is bundled within “Remote Server Administration Tools“.

 

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Download

Googled for “Active Directory Users and Computers” and landed here.

Downloaded both x64 ( Windows6.1-KB958830-x64-RefreshPkg.msu ) bit and 32 ( Windows6.1-KB958830-x86-RefreshPkg.msu ) bit.

Install

Error

Textual

Windows Update Standalone Installer

Installer encountered an error: 0x80096002

The certificate for the signer of the message is invalid or not found

 

 

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10

Download

Googled for “Active Directory Users and Computers” for Windows 10 and landed here.

Here is what is available:

OS Bitness Filename
Windows 10
x64 WindowsTH-RSAT_WS_1709-x64.msu
x32 WindowsTH-RSAT_WS_1709-x86.msu
Windows ( Previous version of Windows )
x64 WindowsTH-RSAT_WS2016-x64.msu
x32 WindowsTH-RSAT_WS2016-x86.msu

 

Running Windows 10, and not previous Windows Version, downloaded the x64  Version for Windows 10 ( WindowsTH-RSAT_WS_1709-x64.msu ).

Installed

As I have a 64-bit OS, launched the 64-bit installer.

Restart Machine

Please restart your machine.

 

Summary

There is likely consensus that an error message that reads “The certificate for the signer of the message is invalid or not found” could mean so many things.

For instance:

  1. The Vendor’s certificate is compromised and thus the certificate has been pulled

Thankfully in this case it simply means the binary targets a particular OS.  And, that OS is not this one.

And, so look to see if you can find a binary that targets your specific OS.

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