Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting Video Training

Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting Video Training
Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting Video Training

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Can you add the PowerShell ISE to a Server Core

I know that I answered this one once before, but the question popped up again.  I’m in North Carolina working with IT Pros with the states public school system.  We did a full installation and configuration of Windows Server 2012 R2 Core yesterday.  I showed them how not to fear the core.  I did get one question about using the PowerShell ISE on the core.  I’m sorry to say, it is not possible.  Take a look at the image below.

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That is the magical feature that adds the GUI back in.  That kind of ruins the reason why you deployed a core in the first place.  Here is an alternative. Take a look at this icon on the PowerShell ISE.

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Let the ISE know which computer you want to remote into.

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Provide credentials for PowerShell remoting.

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You will get a new tab for that remote server.

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Now you are using the ISE on the core, but you do not need to install the GUI on the core to do it.  Have fun!

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