Server Installation

Hi Guys,


I purchased a server from dell without not OS, and i bought my windows server 2012 standard R2 from microsoft, and Installed the OS  and changed administrator password,

after entering the password, I got the black screen with command prompt,
I also tried doing CTRL+ALT+DEL and go to task manager and entering explorer.exe but this did not work

I also tried installing the OS on my VMWARE V9 and same black screen with command prompt.

any ideas what can cause this problem?

Thanks in advance for your help
MVGtechnologyAsked:
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TomislavjConnect With a Mentor System AdminCommented:
so, you have installed core version?
if so, in command prompt type powershell and press Enter
then, in powershell execute next command:
Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell, Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra

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when installation is finished execute following command for reboot:
shutdown -r -t 0

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after reboot GUI should be there!
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BasheerptCommented:
Are you installing this on VMWare?
If yes, try clicking launch virtual machine console button to view the console in vsphere client. The button looks like below:

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Let us know if that helps.
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Sounds like you installed the server core version.  I would try a reinstall and verify the selection when installing server 2012
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MVGtechnologyAuthor Commented:
thanks guys, I did chose the wrong installation, I installed core verison
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