Installing features when a restart is required

Quick Check

  • What parameter of the Install-WindowsFeature cmdlet should you include if you want to force the targeted server to restart to complete the installation of a role or feature?

Quick Check Answer

  • Include the –Restart parameter.

The above tip was excerpted from Mitch Tulloch’s book Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 from Microsoft Press.

Mitch is a ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows Server and cloud computing technologies.  For more information see

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