Is there somewhere that I can get a list of the default Roles and Features that are installed on a Windows Server 2012 R2 server?

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    Running Get-WindowsFeature |Where { $_.Installed } in the powershell right after the installation will show all installed roles and features. Sep 27, 2017 at 9:50
  • How is this information useful? You'd anyway add the roles and features you need while configuring the server. Sep 27, 2017 at 13:12
  • I am looking for a complete list of Roles and Features that are installed by default on a Windows Server 2012 R2 server. I don't have a clean install to run that command. Thank you. Sep 29, 2017 at 15:00

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On Azure, my default Windows 2012R2 virtual machines have these features enabled by default:

PS > Get-WindowsFeature | Where-Object { $_.Installed } | Format-Table -AutoSize

Display Name                                          Name                      Install State
------------                                          ----                      -------------
[X] File and Storage Services                         FileAndStorage-Services       Installed
    [X] Storage Services                              Storage-Services              Installed
[X] .NET Framework 4.5 Features                       NET-Framework-45-Features     Installed
    [X] .NET Framework 4.5                            NET-Framework-45-Core         Installed
    [X] WCF Services                                  NET-WCF-Services45            Installed
        [X] TCP Port Sharing                          NET-WCF-TCP-PortSharing45     Installed
[X] BitLocker Drive Encryption                        BitLocker                     Installed
[X] Enhanced Storage                                  EnhancedStorage               Installed
[X] User Interfaces and Infrastructure                User-Interfaces-Infra         Installed
    [X] Graphical Management Tools and Infrastructure Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra         Installed
    [X] Server Graphical Shell                        Server-Gui-Shell              Installed
[X] Windows PowerShell                                PowerShellRoot                Installed
    [X] Windows PowerShell 4.0                        PowerShell                    Installed
    [X] Windows PowerShell ISE                        PowerShell-ISE                Installed
[X] WoW64 Support                                     WoW64-Support                 Installed

According to Microsoft, "The File and Storage Services role and the Storage Services role service are installed by default, but without any additional role services."

source: File and Storage Services Overview

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