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Windows Hyper-V 2008 R2 have no access to click any desktop or start menu..

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Has anyone ran across after install Windows Server 2008 R2 server once the server boots up and login the only windows seen are cmd windows.. And no desktop is avaliable so cannot load new VM server?
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by:kevinhsieh
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You have installed Windows 2008 R2 Core or Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, which is essentially Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Core with Hyper-V installed. I would use Hyper-V server because you get clustering and more RAM than Windows 2008 Standard and it's free. The advantage is that there is no GUI, no there is no IE, and you don't have as much to patch.

There is no desktop, it's all managed remotely or via command line. Download and install RSAT to your desktop or install the Hyper-V management tools on another server. You can do some basic OS configuration with sconfig.cmd.

RSAT for Windows 7
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d

RSAT for Vista
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=9FF6E897-23CE-4A36-B7FC-D52065DE9960&displaylang=en
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msmamji earned 2000 total points
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You seem to be a novice user and seems you are likely exploring Hyper-V, If that is the case,  I would rather suggest to install the full version of Windows Server 2008 R2 ( preferably Enterprise Edition) and explore Hyper-V and then move on to core or Hyper-V Server. Configuring command line might annoy the first time user.

Regards,
Shahid
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by:volman2010
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Thanks guys good info.. Yes very new to this module as going with enterprise roles.. I love GUIs
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