Windows 2016 Workstation Converter

Automatically Convert Your Server to a Workstation

I have been hard at work trying to automate the majority of the conversion, but some things are proving to be a bit tricker than you’d expect due to things like Group Policy restrictions or security settings. If you wish to share any ideas or improvements, please use the comments box at the bottom of this page.

Download Here

Converter Instructions Here

This script is provided as is. You are free to make any modifications you wish however, will not accept any responsibility for any damage to your PC as a result.

The following table describes where we’re up to(v1.2a):

1.1 –


1.3 –
OS Language


1.4 –
Computer Name


1.5 –
Owner Information


1.6 –
Local Administrator Username


2.1 –
Wireless Networking


2.2 –
Enabling Sound


3.1 –
Disabling Ctrl+Alt+Del

(Controlled by Local Group Policy)

3.2 –
Password Restrictions

(Controlled by Local Group Policy)

3.3 –
Disabling the Shutdown Event Tracker


4.1 –
Disabling I.E. Enhanced Security


4.2 –
Enabling Adobe Flash Player


5.1 –
Performance for Applications


5.2 –
Enabling Memory Compression


6.1 –
Enabling Visual Effects and Thumbnails


6.2 –
Adding Desktop Icons

Work in Progress

6.3 –
Disabling Taskbar Grouping


7.1 –
Disabling D.E.P.

Yes for BIOS based PCs

No for Secure UEFI based PCs

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11 Responses

  1. Slayer says:

    Link to Converter is broken

  2. TH says:

    the converter script no longer exists πŸ™

  3. lmb says:

    The program for windows server 2012r2 to workstation works for the disable ctrl-alt-delete and the disable password restrictions. FYI

  4. Holgi says:

    link to guide broken?

  5. Holgi says:
    nternal Server Error

    The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

    Please contact the server administrator at [email protected] to inform them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just before this error.

    More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

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