Accidentally removed GUI and Powershell roles

Hi,

Somehow while removing the Active Directory role and cleaning up some other unneeded roles, I ended up removing the GUI and Powershell components from the server.  When it boots now, all I get is that old fashioned cmd prompt. (not the powershell prompt).  When I type "powershell", I get command not found.  I search for it and it is not present in the windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell folder anymore.

I tried the SConfig utility and it doesn't have an option to restore the gui.  I think I now have to mount something and extract and run the install.  

Can someone provide some guidance here to help "un-screw" this and get me back to a GUI.
RobertFromSecretWeaponsAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPConnect With a Mentor OwnerCommented:
you are going to have to go the dism route.
DISM /online /enable-feature /featurename:<name of feature>

http://blogs.technet.com/b/joscon/archive/2010/08/26/adding-features-with-dism.aspx
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RobertFromSecretWeaponsAuthor Commented:
Hi,
Thanks for your reply.  Yeah, while waiting for this to be answered, I came to that conclusion myself.  There were a few articles out there on the internet that seemed to help.  It wasn't as straight forward as I had hoped, but nevertheless, I had to use that method to first install powershell.  Then using PS, I added and enabled several roles and features to get the GUI back.  After the GUI came back, I had a few minor cleanup items to address.

Anyways all is well now.  BTW VE3... southern ontario, huh...  73's man. Thx.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Glad to hear that... once you have powershell then it's easy..  add-windowsfeature name and away you go.
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