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Install GUI on Windows Server 2008 Core

As I've seen there is not really a topic about this here... My question: Is there any means to upgrade from windows 2008 server CORE to full windows 2008 server?

The server is used as Hyper-V Host machine.

On the internet mostly I find: "no you'll have to reinstall" But maybe there's a workaround?

Thanks in advance

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Massimo's right, but you'll find the official answer in KB 951041:

Upgrade considerations for Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008

  • You can use the Server Core installation option only by performing a clean installation.
  • You cannot upgrade from earlier versions of Windows to Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008.
  • You cannot upgrade from non-Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008 to Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008.
  • You cannot convert Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008 to non-Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008.
  • You can upgrade Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008
    only to Windows Server Core R2 when it is released.
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thx, ok, the answer to my question is a definite no then! –  laurens Dec 11 '09 at 10:08

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