Rebuild server from core to desktop

Abdulla Al-Haroon 0 Reputation points
2024-05-29T19:30:15.68+00:00

I accidentally installed server core on an old PC i have and want to rebuild the server to Desktop, I have seen all the answers online and am aware that the only option is to rebuild the server.

i have searched all over the internet on how to rebuild a server and got no answers.

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  1. Ian Xue (Shanghai Wicresoft Co., Ltd.) 32,156 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-05-30T01:36:25.5066667+00:00

    Hi Abdulla Al-Haroon,

    Thanks for your post.

    While it's true that the option to switch from server core to desktop experience was removed starting with Windows Server 2016, meaning it's no longer supported to convert between the two after installation, you have to do a clean install and select Windows Server with Desktop Experience.

    Best Regards,

    Ian Xue


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