Install GNOME GUI on RHEL 7 Linux Server -

If you have performend a RHEL 7 Linux Server installation and did not include Graphical User Interface (GUI) you can do it later directly from command line using yum command and selecting an appropriate installation group. To list all available installation groups on Redhat 7 Linux use:
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Another wholehearted thanks!




Awesome… Thanks a lot


On RHEL 7.2:

yum groups install ‘Server with GUI’ -y
#not enable but set-default
systemctl set-default
systemctl start

Mitch Millar

I am Running RHEL7 in AWS instance. I don’t have the GUI and the grouplist does not look like yours above.
How do I update the grouplist to include GUI ?
I don’t have “Server with GUI” or “X Window System”.

This is my list:
Loaded plugins: priorities, update-motd, upgrade-helper
Installed groups:
Development tools
Java Development
Legacy UNIX compatibility
Mail Server
Network Servers
Perl Support
System Tools
Web Server
Available Groups:
Console internet tools
DNS Name Server
Development Libraries
FTP Server
MySQL Database
MySQL Database client
NFS file server
Networking Tools
PHP Support
Performance Tools
PostgreSQL Database client (version 8)
PostgreSQL Database server (version 8)
Scientific support
TeX support
Technical Writing
Web Servlet Engine

Randy Hoover -> Mitch Millar

AWS has removed the ability to have a screen on an ec2 instance. And removed the xwindow packages