Get back possibility to switch between Server Core and GUI
Since TP3 it is no longer possible to switch between the different user interface types. I think it is absolutely mandatory to get this option back untill RTM of Server 2016
it's almost 2019 now - CLI only or GUI should both be options during installation, just like *nix server OS. Some Windows roles still require a GUI, and having a GUI option is essential for recruiting the next generation of admins.
And seriously, a full desktop experience for server? Why? Who thought "Gee, I think I should be able to not only manage my server, but watch Netflix and make sure facebook looks good too while I'm on it"?
And this move essentially increases the amount of training needed for Windows Server by a factor of 10, What the **** am I paying you people for ? The entire point of me using Windows server is so I don't have to go back to the 90s with a sodding terminal.
What happened to "the easy to use server os" ?
At the very least allow switching between full GUI and MinWin.
This lack of functionality has stopped my evaluation of the product. A number of roles require a GUI and I simply don't want the overhead of a full GUI.
God help you if this continues to TP5 or RTM
Greg Bray commented