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Is there any workaround to convert from Windows Server 2019 core to Windows Server 2019 with Desktop experience (GUI)!

In Windows Server 2012, I was able to do that? but I can't find any solution for Windows Server 2019?

Any help would be appreciated!

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You are right, In previous  Windows Server releases, we were able to add the GUI functionality to the Windows Server core!

In Windows Server 2019, 2016, it’s no longer doable to convert from Windows Server 2019 core to Windows Server 2019 with Desktop experience and vice versa!

The only available solution is performing a new fresh installation.


Check also Windows Server 2016: Switch from Server Core to Desktop Experience.

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It's correct, I can't switch from the core to GUI without a new refresh installation! Thanks for your confirmation!
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Hello! I was reading your comment and I have the same problem. And I don't even know how to do a new refhesh installation, I was hoping maybe you can help me! Please, Thank you so much!
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Hello @valeria, have you checked https://spgeeks.devoworx.com/switch-from-server-core-to-gui-windows-server-2016/ to install a new refresh installation!
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