132 votesJS commented
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.
278 votesJS commented
Agreed! Windows Server maintenance should not be so time consuming. Microsoft should allow as much downloading/recompiling/installation as possible before taking the server and services offline. These optimized procedures should also be clearly documented to minimize downtime.