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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

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  • JS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Ryan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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"?

  • TPreston commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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" ?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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

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