Changing Windows Server 2012 GUI to Core using PowerShell

How do you change Windows Server 2012 GUI to Core using PowerShell? In this guide I will walk you through on how to do that.  You will be shocked on how easy it is.

I do want to note that this shouldn’t affect anything on your system. I have taken from GUI to Core multiple times and never have had an issue yet.  If you have please comment blow so I can add a warning to this post. Yes you can go from Core to GUI. Check out this post.

 

1. You want to open up PowerShell and type in the following command:

Uninstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra -restart

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2. When it gets finished it will start taking your features away.Restarts on you when finished  2

2.5 I also noticed at the 30% mark you will hit a black screen. Do not be alarmed by this it is just changing your features.

Restarts on you when finished 3 --- BLACK SCREEN

3. Once the black screen comes back you will see the normal restart screen again.

Restarts on you when finished 4 --- after the black screen

4. Once it has worked on all of the features it will restart the machine. Restarts on you when finished

5. After it has restarted you will directed to the Core.

Restarts on you when finished 5--- CORE

 

You don’t feel like using PowerShell?

Follow this link to use Server Manager.

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