Jun 03, 2015

How to add GUI to Windows Server 2016 technical preview?

When installing Server 2016 Technical Preview, there isn’t an option for a GUI. How can a GUI be added to Server 2016, and why did Microsoft remove the option on installation?
How to install the GUI on Windows Server 2016

"At Microsoft Ignite 2015 in Chicago, Microsoft unveiled the next preview of Windows Server. In the latest version, not only is the GUI not the default, but it also isn’t installed at all without additional post-install steps.

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how you can enable the GUI for those applications that still require a graphical user interface in Windows Server 2016."
Because most people will run Server 2016 headless, so it will be administered remotely via System Center. Or at the very least locally by PowerShell.
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