Install/Uninstall Feature PowerShell Server 2012 Quick Notes

To get the list of all features(feature names are in the second column, Windows PowerShell cmdlets are not case-sensitive):

get-WindowsFeature

To uninstall completely a feature:

Uninstall-WindowsFeature featurename -remove

If -remove is not used the feature will be listed as available, however, it won’t be removed from the harddrive.

To install a feature after it’s removed we need an installation wim file as a source.

To Mount a Windows WIM to the file system:

  1. Get Info what’s in the wim file, features cannot be mixed, that’s why indexes are important – if core is installed  then find which index belongs to core, because wim file contains more than one windows editions

dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:wimfilepath (Example if installation media is in D drive dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:d:\sources\install.wim)

2. After finding the correct edition, let’s say 2 create a folder in the desired location, let’s say E:\Sources
3. Mount the wim

dism /mount-wim /wimfile:d:\sources\install.wim /index:2 /mountdir:E:\Sources /readonly

4. Install-WindowsFeature featurename -source:E:\Sources\Windows\WinSxS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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