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Installed Windows Server 2016, now I can't access my desktop

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eomlil
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Hi everyone, today I installed Windows server 2016 from Microsoft's website to try and learn active directory. The bottom line is after it installed all my laptop is showing now is the command prompt as seen in the attached image. I can't access anything else. Please help me get my laptop back to normal.

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It looks like you selected server core installation. You need to reinstall but choose the one with "desktop experience" in the title.
Otherwise type Sconfig for a basic menu.
Guess you did not select GUI version you went with default selection of core installation

May need to try again but make sure you select Desktop Experience

 

2016Setup.jpg 

 

 

@eomlil 

 

It seems you have installed core version of windows server 2016 so that’s why there is no GUI only CMD popups up after boot.

you need to install GUI feature  to get graphical interface this can be done by running below command in PowerShell

 

Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell, Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra –Restart

 

you need to install GUI feature  to get graphical interface this can be done by running below command in PowerShell

 

Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell, Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra –Restart


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