This KB will explain and show you how to remove the GUI Interface from Windows Server 2016.
By default windows server 2016 comes with 4 GUI options.
- Desktop-experience – This the full Desktop with all GUI features available on Windows 10
- Server-gui-mgmt-infra – Normal Server Interface with management tools and GUI
- Server-gui-shell – Server Manager and Powershell support
- Server Core – command line only with PowerShell support
This is how the Desktop Experience looks like
To remove it use Remove Desktop-experience
This is how the Server-gui-mgmt-infra looks like
To remove use Remove Server-gui-mgmt-infra
This is the Server-gui-shell If you uninstall the this GUI you will end up with server core
This is the Server Core
You can use sconfig or PowerShell