Graphic Shell Missing After Removing .NET Framework 4.5 on Windows Server 2012/2012 R2

Win Server 2012 R2 Dashboard

Windows is fun. Just came upon a curious accident on our discord chat. For troubleshooting purposes a re-installation/repair of the current .NET Framework 4.5 was necessary. Removing .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1 will also remove the following features as well: [User Interfaces and Infrastructure] Server Graphical Shell [User Interfaces and Infrastructure] User Interfaces and Infrastructure Guess what happend! You too? You just removed it, didn’t you? You removed .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1 from your Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 installation and did not notice the correlating features? You’re left without GUI and have no … Read more