windows server 2012 r2 is booting in core version

Ayman Albarody 20 Reputation points
2023-04-30T23:44:30.32+00:00

After installing the latest update of windows server 2012 r2 and rebooting it, i figured out that windows boots as a core version, only command prompet works and appear.

The server works well and the applicatin works well also but i cant access the GUI although the needed features are insatlled

I run "explorer" , "services" and "lusrmgr" from the command prompt and the server manager also, and found all works well

How can i access the GUI?

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.3K Reputation points MVP
    2023-05-01T00:49:55.1+00:00

    Ok, likley the latter then

    • the feature of switching core->GUI->core was riddled with problems and was abandoned with 2016 and forward.
    • typical reason for the GUI to unexpectedly appear as core is a badly broken DotNet so you may need to clean install it.

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.3K Reputation points MVP
    2023-05-01T00:00:46.4166667+00:00

    You can try from PowerShell.

    install-windowsfeature -name server-gui-mgmt-infra,server-gui-shell
    
    

    but two things;

    • the feature of switching core->GUI->core was riddled with problems and was abandoned with 2016 and forward.
    • typical reason for the GUI to unexpectedly appear as core is a badly broken DotNet so you may need to clean install it.

    --please don't forget to upvote and Accept as answer if the reply is helpful--


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