Remote access of Device Manager for Windows Core

M_M 21 Reputation points


I am considering using building servers as core instead of GUI.
I'm just looking at how they would be managed.
Using Computer Management in Server Manager, I have access to everything apart from Device Manager where I get an access denied message.
I understand this problem occurs because Remote access to the Plug and Play (PNP) RPC interface has been removed in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
Has it also been removed in Server 2016, 2019 & 2022?
Is it available when managing a core server using RSAT?
Is it available any other way?
Any help appreciated.


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  1. Limitless Technology 39,166 Reputation points

    Hello MM-7013

    You can still use PNP RPC after enable Remote management as in:

    Also RSAT is possible to install in 2016 and later with the next modules:

    Get-WindowsFeature | Where-Object {$_.Name -like 'RSAT*'} | select Name,DisplayName

    or from Server Manger as:
    On Add Roles and Features: On Feature page, scroll down and select AD DS and AD LDS Tools which is under Remote Server Administration Tools > Role Administration Tools. Selecting this feature will automatically select other features required related to it:
    Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell
    Active Directory Administrative Center
    AD DS Snap-Ins and Command-Line Tools


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