How To Add The Snipping Tool To Windows Server 2012

If you have ever used the Snipping Tool in previous versions of Windows you know how useful it can be. Have you noticed it wasn’t available in Windows Server 2012 R2? Well, it is. You just have to enable it.

Here are the steps to do so.

Step 1: Open An Administrative Session in Power Shell

Step 2: Enter the command in PowerShell

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName User-Interfaces-Infra

Step 3: Open Server Manager

Open Add Roles and Features Go to and open User Interfaces and Infrastructure Add Desktop Experience

Step 4: Reboot The Server

You will be prompted to reboot the server after the feature is installed. Once it is rebooted, perform a search on ‘Snipping Tool’ and it will now be available.