Can Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 CORE (FREE) be turned into GUI after VM created? RRS feed

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  • This forum is mostly dead, just repost in the Hyper-V forum, you'll get results faster.

    Hyper-V Server is free and has no built in GUI, as I mentioned there are 3rd party GUIs, but you're not going to have the same experience as if you're running Windows Server 2012 and accessing the VM via Remote Desktop.

    If you want a full Windows based GUI, backup your VM, ideally export it to some storage, then install your Essentials OS, and import your VM back in.  As long as you don't install other roles on the Essentials host, you're fine with running 1 Essentials VM and don't violate your licensing.

    Monday, August 17, 2015 6:36 PM