The Role, Role Service, or Feature Name is Not Valid: ‘Server-GUI-Shell’.

From a Windows Server Core, if you want to switch Server Core to Server GUI version, you will try to run this command:

But you will get the following error:

How to Fix?

You can’t… In Server 2016, a Server Core installation cannot be turned into a GUI installation.

More information here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2017/04/05/switching-between-windows-server-2016-server-core-and-desktop-experience/

 

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I work as a System Engineer, based in Switzerland with a primary focus on Microsoft technologies. I have 7 years experience in administering Windows Servers. . I am a Microsoft MVP for Cloud & Datacenter Management. I also received the PowerShell Hero 2016 award by PowerShell.0rg. And finally, I am "MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure", "MCSA: Windows Servers" and "Administering & Deploying SCCM" certified.