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Windows 2012 - black screen, why?

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I installed Windows 2012 Server on Oracle VM v4.2.6 r82870.
It started, I made login as "Administrator, but after that I have black background and cmd.exe windows with prompt.
Why?
How to overcome this?
W2012 black
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I believe you have installed Windows 2012 Server 'CORE' edition which gives only command line access to OS.
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type Msinfo32 or Systeminfo and hit enter to confirm that.
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by:Carol Chisholm
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Note that when you install 2012 the first installation option is CORE (in Windows 2008 it was full)
Rerun the install...
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by:Mohammed Hamada
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Yep, it must be that you have installed the core without GUI. use this link to install it from powershell

http://www.servethehome.com/windows-server-2012-install-turn-gui-powershell-command-line/
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by:longjumps
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msinfo32 provides

msinfo p1msinfo p2
systeminfo back
systeminfo
Please advice how to get Windows GUI?
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by:Mohammed Hamada
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in the command line type powershell and enter
When you get the powershell window type

Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell, Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra
and enter

when finished counting 100% type
shutdown -r -t 0
hit enter for the server to restart and u should then get the GUI.
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Error happens when command run

error install
Please advice.
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by:Mohammed Hamada
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Please first Type
Powershell

Hit Enter

Then type the command
Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell, Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra
Hit enter

Make sure that you don't copy and paste this from the web.. You need to enter it from within your own keyboard.

When the counting finished to 100% type the following and enter
shutdown -r -t 0
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doing this install is started but I got error

Install-feature-error2
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The command should be without "," try the following command

Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra

if that didn't work try the following

run this first after you run powershell, after each line hit enter then restart when finished.
1. Import-Module Dism
2. Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature –online -Featurename ServerCore-FullServer,Server-Gui-Shell,Server-Gui-Mgmt
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