RSAT Tools Installation Error 0x800f0954 – Windows 10 1809

In my previous post I showed the steps to install RSAT tools on Windows 10 1809. I covered two methods to install RSAT tools, a GUI based and another is using DISM. On one of my Windows 10 1809 VM, I encountered RSAT tools installation error 0x800f0954. This post covers the steps to fix error RSAT tools installation error 0x800f0954.

While installing RSAT feature on my Windows 10 1809, i saw error 0x800f0954. The feature wasn’t installed obviously but I wanted to know what could be behind this error.

RSAT Tools Installation Error 0x800f0954

Checking the dism.log, i found some errors. I couldn’t make out much from those lines except the error 0x800f0954. So if you are seeing the same error while installing RSAT tools on Windows 10, go to next section for the solution.

RSAT Tools Installation Error 0x800f0954

Solution for RSAT Tools Installation Error 0x800f0954

Since i didn’t knew much about this error, i searched the web for this error. In one of the technet threads, a user posted the fix for this error. The fix involved enabling a group policy setting on Windows 10 computer.

RSAT Tools Installation Error 0x800f0954

  • On your Windows 10 computer, right click Start and click Run.
  • Now type gpedit.msc and hit enter.
  • In the local group policy editor, navigate to Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System.
  • On the right pane look for policy named “Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair.

RSAT Tools Installation Error 0x800f0954

Right click policy setting and click Enabled. In addition to that, check the box “Download repair content and optional features directly from Windows Updates instead of Windows Server Updates Services (WSUS)“.

RSAT Tools Installation Error 0x800f0954Click Apply and OK. Now run a gpupdate from the command prompt so that the policy settings is applied to the local machine.

Running the same DISM command now should install the RSAT feature without any errors.

RSAT Tools Installation Error 0x800f0954

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Dude… God bless you 🙂


Thanks a lot for the fix 🙂

Mike Herman

What about an offline installer? That’s really what I need in my environment.


You need to acquire W10 1809 Features ISO (2nd CD of “language packs” ISOs for 1809) and then use it as your installation source to create offline installer either with PowerShell cmdlets or DISM. This will create RSAT package into custom folder of your choice (with all tools or ones you select on cmdline) for you to distribute. You will then point PS cmdlet to install RSAT into that folder instead of using -Online switch which needs network conectivity (WSUS or Windows store).


That one saved the day, thank you!


YEESSS you save my day!

William Rivet

After one of the hardest Fridays at work, this was a god send – thank you.


You would think someone at Microsoft would mention that installing RSAT Through the Add-WindowsCapability commandlet requires communication with windows update instead of WSUS in a domain environment….


This was definitely a lifesaver after searching endlessly why AD DS LDS was not working on v1809, thanks a lot 🙂


This works great!!!


Thank you! It works perfectly!


Thanks for sharing the solution. This can happen because the computer is configured to use WSUS/SCCM and RSAT for W10 1809 are not available on it. The solution is to use this workaround.

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