Windows 2012 Hyper-V

Windows2012 R2 Cli Installing GUI features offline

After installation of windows 2012 R2 Core server the screen appears like…


Initially create a Directory in C: drive…. Name it as Image (or any)

 

Dump the windows image to it… using the following command

D: is the DVD rom Drive with Windows 2012R2 Disk

Copying files to C:\Image folder

After copy Completes… ( no need to restart)

type following command to install GUI features to core server

The Windows features installation starts…

After complete the Installation the server will ask to reboot… say yes to re boot…

After reboot system updates files – then starts in GUI… windows 2012 R2

 

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Windows 2012 Hyper-V

Windows2012 R2 Cli Installing GUI features Online

Switch between Server Core to Server GUI in Windows Server 2012 – ONLINE

Click the following link… and download SwitchGUIServerCORE.zip

http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Switch-between-Windows-9680265d

 

Extract files and copy contents to USB drive..

Connect the USB drive to the core server…Switch GUI Server CORE.zip

Default the command prompt appears…


After installation of windows 2012 R2 Core server the screen appears like…


To connect power shell from command prompt type c:/powershell (press enter)


List the files in USB …. ( E is my USB drive…. Access Usb by e: then enter)

PS E:\cd SwitchGUIServerCORE (enter)

PS E:\SwitchGUIServerCORE> .\SwitchGUIServerCORE.ps1 (enter to run the PS script)


Select the option (3) to install GUI from online resources

The installation starts –


after complete the installation reboot to boot with GUI… say Y to yes