Today we are going to look at how to make a UEFI bootable USB drive for Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012. Now that I’ve finally joined the UEFI world with the ASUS P8z77 WS motherboard, I’ve been trying to get UEFI to actually work. UEFI is supposed to be the replacement for the venerable BIOS that has been with us since the 70’s. One big UEFI upgrade is the ability to boot off of new devices easier.
What happens if you install Windows Server 2012 without the GUI features and then realize that you want to turn on the GUI? For those who are used to GUI based Windows Server administration, seeing a command line interface can be daunting. This guide will help you to go from the command line interface, using PowerShell, to installing and turning on the GUI.