A. Server 2008 R2 introduces PowerShell cmdlets for the management of Roles and Features. To use them, you just need to import the ServerManager library in PowerShell:

Import-Module servermanager

You can now add and remove roles and features using the Add-WindowsFeature and Remove-WindowsFeature cmdlets. To check all the available roles and features and their install statuses, use the Get-WindowsFeature cmdlet. If the feature is installed, an \[X\] is displayed, as the sample below shows.



The name on the right side is the name needed to install or remove the feature. For example,

Add-WindowsFeature Hyper-V

would install Hyper-V.

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