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Instant Migration from Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 to 2012 How-to by Santhosh Sivarajan

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Converting Server Core to Server with a GUI (Should know)

You have a few options using PowerShell, Server Manager, Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool, and a few others to convert a Server Core into Server with a GUI and vice versa. In this book I will be explaining a procedure using Windows PowerShell. The following recipe explains these details.

Getting ready

The minimum hardware and software requirements for a Server with a GUI is the same as a Server Core, which is described in the previous recipe.

How to do it...

  1. Log on to the Windows Server 2012 core server with administrative credentials.
  2. Start the PowerShell console from the command window by typing the command PowerShell.
  3. From the PowerShell prompt, enter Install-WindowsFeature ...

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