Day: June 12, 2014

Windows Server 2012 GUI went missing

Very recently, I came across an issue with Windows Server 2012 R2. When I accessed the server using RDP, only thing I can see was the command prompt and the mouse cursor. GUI was corrupt/missing. I was then able to recover the GUI using the below command:

Dism /online /enable-feature /all /featurename:Server-Gui-Mgmt /featurename:Server-Gui-Shell /featurename:ServerCore-FullServer

After a restart my machine came back online again.

You can also install using the powershell command:
Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell, Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra

Thanks,
Winteladmin

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