Enable the full GUI experience on Windows Server 2016 TP2

Hi Guys,

Yesterday Microsoft published the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 bits

During the installation process, you have two options, installating Windows Server TP2 with local admin tools or without.

Even if you choose with local admin tools, at the end, you will have not have the full GUI experience, as Microsoft is trying to reduce the OS footprint to the minimal.

If you definitively want to get the full GUI installed, go to Add and Features Wizard, Select Features and under User Interfaces and Instratucre, check Server Graphical Shell.

Confirm the installation.

A restart later, voilà J


About Christopher Keyaert

Christopher Keyaert is a Consultant, focused on helping partners to leverage the System Center and Microsoft Azure cloud platform. He is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Cloud and Data Center Management and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).
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3 Responses to Enable the full GUI experience on Windows Server 2016 TP2

  1. AIE says:

    Not a good article, how do you get to the Add remove programs from the first installation option?

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