Azure Standard_B1s, Only Black Screen appears whenever I log in

Tayyab Ramzan 0 Reputation points

Since I purchased Standard_B1s, whenever I connect to it via remote desktop, only a black screen appears with a command prompt of different actions on it...

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Azure Virtual Machines
An Azure service that is used to provision Windows and Linux virtual machines.
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  1. TP 81,411 Reputation points


    From your description, when you created the VM you selected one of the Server Core images. These do not have windows GUI, which is why you are only seeing black screen with options when you RDP in. What you need to do is create a new VM and select one of the Windows Server images that include graphical interface.

    Two examples:

    • Windows Server 2019 Datacenter x64 - Gen 2
    • Windows Server 2022 Datacenter x64 - Gen 2

    Notice that neither one has the words "Server Core" in the name.

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