Configuring Windows Server Core 2012 Part 1

Before configuring server core i would like to show you cool function with Windows 2012 is that, we can now switch from GUI interface to Server Core and viceversa after the installation of server 2012.Here is the step by step procedure to switch server from GUI to Core and Core to GUI.

GUI to Core 
  1. Connect with server, and Open Server Manager.
  2. Go to Manage and Remove Roles and Feature.
  3. Select the server from server pool and click Next.
  4. And in features, Unclick the User Interfaces and Infrastructure and click on remove features
  5. After the Removal, reboot the server.
    And WALA server switched to Core.
  6. We can do this thing using powershell                                                                                     Remove-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell, Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra

Core To GUI
  1. In  command prompt type Powershell
  2. Now type  Add-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell, Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra and hit enter
  3. After this we need to restart the server
  4. Type shutdown -r -t 00 (-r is for restart and -t for time i.e 00 seconds)
  5. After the Restart we can see that server is now switched to GUI.

Thanks to all for reading,
Will right back with Part 2.

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