How to clear error 0x8024001d when installing RSAT

You may encounter error code 0x8024001d when installing or updating the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) component, which allows you to manage Windows 10 from a remote client computer. Installation failure can be caused by corrupted RSAT files, some registry keys, or incorrect Windows policy settings.

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Method 1: Local Policy Settings

The most likely cause of the error described is that the required component packages are not available when trying to install them through the domain's WSUS. To allow Windows 10 to download RSAT directly from "Update Center".For local policies, a setting must be enabled and configured.

  1. Open "Local Group Policy Editor"to do this, in the combination invoked Win + R window command gpedit.msc.
  2. In the left column of the plugin that opens, follow the string "Computer configuration"."Administrative Templates""System" and double click the policy "Specify options for installing optional components and restoring components" in the right column to open your settings.
  3. When activating the policy, check the checkbox "Download recovery content and additional components directly from Windows Update Center instead of using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)". Save the configuration.

Done, you can install RSAT through the app. "Options".visiting the website «Applications and features»"Add Component""Additional Components".

Method 2: Reinstalling RSAT

Since the error can also be caused by corrupt component files, it is worth trying to reinstall the remote server administration tool.

  1. Run as administrator "Command line". o "Windows PowerShell".
  2. Run a command on it net stop wuauservto stop the update component service.
  3. Open "Registry Editor"and to do it immediately in the console, run the command regedit.
  4. Expand the branch in the left column HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU and double click on the parameter "UseWUServer". in the right column.
  5. In the dialog that opens, change your value of «1» en «0». Do not close the editor window.
  6. Return to "Command line". and run these two commands one after another:
    net start wuauserv
    DISM.exe /Online /add-capability /CapabilityName:Rsat.ActiveDirectory.DS-LDS.Tools~~~~
  7. Go back to "Registry Editor" and restore the original value "UseWUServer"that is to say «1».

Restart the computer. This will reinstall the RSAT.

Method 3: Re-register the wups2 library

A less slow but less reliable solution is to re-register the wups2.dll system library. You can use this method if the RSAT modules are not installed on "Optional Components". applications «Parameters».

  1. Open "Registry Editor" with the command regedit as shown above.
  2. Navigate to the key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU and change the value of the parameter UseWUServer с «1» en «0» (see steps 4-5 of the previous method).
  3. Open as administrator "Command line". o "Windows PowerShell" and run these three commands in sequence:
    net stop wuauserv
    regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll
    net start wuauserv
  4. Restore the original value of the parameter "UseWUServer". (see step 7 of the previous method).

Restart your computer and try to install RSAT via "Additional Components". (the way to do it is written at the end Method 1).

If you cannot get rid of error 0x8024001d, you can decide to take the drastic measure of resetting Windows 10 to its original state.

Read more: Factory reset Windows 10