Trying to install Windows 2012 R2 SMP server the following message is seen: "Desktop Experience feature is enabled on this system"
Desktop Experience feature is enabled on this system
"After disabling Desktop Experience feature it is required to reboot the system."
Windows Desktop Experience must be disabled on the SMP server.
The following registry key is used to determine if it is enabled.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Altiris\AIM\DesktopExperienceOnWin2k12 If the value is enabled then you must remove the Windows Desktop Experience.
Once you disable a reboot is required. The follwoing registry key is checked after disabling the Windows Desktop Experience. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\isPendingReboot
If this is set you will see a message "After disabling Desktop Experience feature it is required to reboot the system."
Disable the windows Desktop experience and reboot the server.