Convert Server Core to and from Full GUI version

In this post, we will see how a Server Core version can be converted to a full GUI version and back. Unlike earlier versions, Windows Server 2012 R2 provides an option to convert back and forth saving a lot of time and this comes very handy at times.

You would need the Windows Server 2012 R2 image for this process.

Server Core version launches command prompt as the home screen as below. Type Powershell to change to PS mode. Continue reading

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Installing Windows Server 2012 R2

This post will help you install a Windows Server 2012 R2 server, for demo purposes i will make use of VMware Workstation. Here the installation is fairly simple and straight forward. Make sure you have a Windows Server 2012R2 DVD or iso to continue with the installation. So let’s get started. Continue reading