List the installed Windows Features on the Windows server with PowerShell

When you set up a new Windows server and want to make sure all necessary Windows features are installed on it, you can list them in text format. If you want to replicate the configuration of an existing server, just list the features of both servers and compare them in a comparison tool, like Araxis Merge.

To list the installed Windows features, execute the following in the PowerShell prompt

get-windowsfeature

The result follows the layout of the checkboxes of the graphical user interface in text form.

[X] Web Server (IIS)         Web-Server                 Installed
   [X] Web Server            Web-WebServer              Installed
   [X] Common HTTP           Features Web-Common-Http   Installed
   [X] Default Document      Web-Default-Doc            Installed
   [X] Directory Browsing    Web-Dir-Browsing           Installed
   [X] HTTP Errors           Web-Http-Errors            Installed
   [X] Static Content        Web-Static-Content         Installed
   [X] HTTP Redirection      Web-Http-Redirect          Installed
   [ ] WebDAV Publishing     Web-DAV-Publishing         Available

To produce a simpler output execute

Dism /online /Get-Features

This will return

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.3.9600.17031

Image Version: 6.3.9600.17031

Features listing for package : Microsoft-Windows-ServerCore-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384

Feature Name : NetFx4ServerFeatures
State : Enabled

Feature Name : NetFx4
State : Enabled

Feature Name : NetFx4Extended-ASPNET45
State : Disabled

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