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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 with a GUI to Server Core (Should know)

This recipe explains the procedure to convert the Server with a GUI into Server Core using a PowerShell cmdlet.

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 server with administrative credentials.
  2. Start the PowerShell console from the command window by typing the command PowerShell.
  3. From the PowerShell prompt, enter the Uninstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra –restart cmdlet.
  4. Restart the server.

How it works...

The preceding process uninstalls the Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra feature and the associated components from the server. If you ...

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