Add Task Scheduler and Hyper-V Manager to Server Core installations

Microsoft recommends using the Server Core installation option when using Windows Server, Semi-Annual Channel in production. However, Server Core by default omits a number of useful management tools. You can add many of the most commonly used tools by installing the App Compatibility feature, but there have still been some missing tools.

Based on customer feedback, Microsoft added two more tools to the App Compatibility feature in Windows Server, version 1903:

  1. Task Scheduler (taskschd.msc)
  2. Hyper-V Manager (virtmgmt.msc)


About the App Compatibility feature

The App Compatibility feature in Server Core installations of Windows is a Feature on Demand. It is an optional feature package that can be added to Windows Server 2019 Server Core installations, or Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel, at any time.

For more information, see last year’s blogpost on New in Windows Server 2019: Server Core app compatibility feature on demand.

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