Tag - Hyper-V 2012 R2

Server 2012 and Server 2012R2 remove the GUI back to Core only

Server 2012 and Server 2012R2 remove the GUI back to Core only

So you have installed Server 2012 with the Hyper-V role. Your server is fully configured via the GUI

Considering it is only running Hyper-V and you want to reduce it’s footprint and the patching, it seems only fair to remove the GUI.

This can be easily done via Powershell and note it requires a reboot

Reboot Later

Uninstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell, Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra

 

Reboot Now

Uninstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell, Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra -restart

 

Need the GUI back, again it’s an easy powershell command

 

Reboot Later

Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell, Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra

Reboot Now

Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell, Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra -restart

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