Windows Server 2012 R2 only showing cmd.exe

Joren Eickelberg 21 Reputation points
2021-07-29T11:55:35.187+00:00

Does anyone know how to get Windows Server 2012 R2 to start properly? Once I went through the startup process, and after changing the administrator password, it brings me strait to cmd with no taskbar.

Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
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  1. Jenny Feng 14,081 Reputation points
    2021-07-30T01:36:50.303+00:00

    @Joren Eickelberg
    Hi,
    If you are just seeing a command prompt without GUI then it means you have installed core edition of server 2012.
    From the difficulties you are experiencing, I would recommend that you either re-do your installation one more time, making sure you have selected the option to install with GUI instead of taking the default which is the core installation.

    You could follow these steps and screenshots:
    http://www.prajwaldesai.com/switching-between-gui-and-server-core-in-windows-server-2012/
    Note: This is a third-party link and we do not have any guarantees on this website. And Microsoft does not make any guarantees about the content.

    Hope above information can help you.

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