how can i get a desktop on windows server 2012 R2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • last week i installed windows server 2012 R2 and when i started it, i did'nt have a desktop or other things on my screen, only a command promd. Who can help my with my problem???

    very thank you

    Friday, June 6, 2014 2:16 PM

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  • Hi

    You have installed Windows server 2012 R2 Core version that's why. But don't worry you can add the gui management interface form core machine.

    In the command prompt screen type


    in powershell type these commands one by one.

    Import-Module ServerManager

    install-Windowsfeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra,Server-Gui-Shel -restart

    this should install the full version of 2012 for you.

    any problem please let me know.

    Friday, June 6, 2014 2:47 PM