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Convert Windows 2012 R2 Core to GUI

Postby blin » Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:10 pm

Convert Windows 2012 R2 Core to GUI
1. In the VM settings, configure the Windows Server 2012 R2 ISO file or insert DVD, in our example it is D drive.
2. Run an administrative command prompt
3. Run this command: mkdir c:\mount
4. Check your wimfile to determine the correct index for the OS (mine was 4) -the command is: dism /get-imageinfo /ImageFile:d:\sources\install.wim
5. Run this command: dism /mount-wim /wimfile:d:\sources\install.wim /index:4 /mountdir:c:\mount /readonly
6. Run powershell (enter PowerShell prompt) which is located in: %SystemRoot%\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe
7. Run this command: install-windowsfeature server-gui-mgmt-infra,server-gui-shell –restart –source c:\mount\windows\winsxs
8. Unmount Wim (dism /unmount-wim /mountdir:c:\mount)
9. Remove Mount Directory (rmdir c:\mount)
10. Restart the Windows.
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