Saturday, March 14, 2015

Failed to convert server core to GUI on Windows Server 2012 R2 by installation media

Have you tried to covert server core to GUI on Windows Server 2012 R2 by installation media?

Do you get the following error message?

Install-WindowsFeature : The request to add or remove features on the specified server failed.
Installation of one or more roles, role services, or features failed.
The source files could not be downloaded.
use the "source" option to specify the location of the files that are required to restore the feature.

Even though use DISM command, the features were failed to install.

The Windows was installed by the volume installation media which is the first released.

According to the KB, the Windows Server 2012 R2 Volume Licensing media was designed to require access to Windows Update in order to add optional components or features that are not included in the side-by-side repository. If the server doesn't have Internet access, or if access to Windows Update has been restricted, you can't enable optional components or features by using the DISM command, Windows PowerShell cmdlets, or Server Manager.

1. Connect the Windows Server 2012 R2 to internet to get the update to install roles, roles services or features.

2. Use the re-packaged image that was released on 11-Dec-2013 to reinstall the Windows Server 2012 R2.

Eventually, make sure your image source before installing Windows Server 2012 R2.

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