Add Windows Server 2012 GUI to a Core Installation

Whilst playing with deploying Server 2012 via SCCM I discovered that the default installation mode is a core installation. This is all well and good, but as the files to install the GUI features are not included in the core installation, you’ll need to work around the problem using DISM. You will first need to create a folder to mount a Windows Imaging File (WIM) into. The command for this is: mkdir c:\mountdir You will need to find out the index number of the type if installation you want to use. The command is as follows: Dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:<drive>:sources\install.wim <drive> is the optical drive the DVD is in. If you are […]

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