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Unable to logon to Hyper-V server 2008 R2

I am trying to logon on Hyper-V server 2008 R2 and every time l  try to logon get a the Command prompt and Powershell window open and l cannot logon to the desktop to configure the server. I would appreciate any assistance
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Phil Mapfumo
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McKnifeCommented:
Could it be this is a core Server? Then it's normal.
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Phil MapfumoInfrastructure EngineerAuthor Commented:
What should l do to install the operating system?
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McKnifeCommented:
Sorry, did you answer my question yet? If it is a core server, there's no desktop and there never will be. All will have to be administered by commands (shell/powershell) or from remote mmc.
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Haresh NikumbhCommented:
you have installed core edition which does not have gui or desktop.

if you want to connect hyperv manager then you can connect this server from any windows 7 or windows 8 machine which hass hyperv client enable
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Haresh NikumbhCommented:
you can refer below link how to setup hyperv on core server

Setup a Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core system for Hyper-V
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (with Hyper-V) are two different products.

Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is free software without GUI, hence there is no desktop. You can use PowerShell to configure and manage it. The virtual machines can be also managed (create, delete, start, stop, etc.) remotely with Hyper-V Manager.

Windows Server 2008 R2 (Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions) is a full featured server with available Hyper-V role. It can be installed as Core or Full. In Core setup, again, there is no GUI, but all server rolls and features, including Hyper-V, can be enabled and managed via PowerShell. It can also be managed remotely via RSAT tools available for Windows 7 or another Windows Server 2008 R2.

Unfortunately, once installed in Core, it cannot be switched to a full GUI as it’s done in Windows Server 2012.

So, if you have Windows Server 2008 R2 and not Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 and you want GUI, you will have to reinstall it. If you have Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, there is no GUI.

Configure Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 for Remote Management http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee815290(v=ws.10).aspx

Manage Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Remotely http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee815282(v=ws.10).aspx
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Phil MapfumoInfrastructure EngineerAuthor Commented:
@McKnife
 I am not sure whether it is a core server or not, is there a command l can run so I know?  Also I am no longer getting the powershell prompt showing up when l logon is there a command to let it show up when l logon.
@haresh I will have a look at the links that  you sent thanks
@Svet thanks for that explaination l must now decide which is the best way to proceed and thanks for the links as well.
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
The following PowerShell command will give the OS edition and the Service Pack:
Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem | FT caption,OSArchitecture,ServicePackMajorVersion

The next one - the OS version:
Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem | FT Version,BuildNumber
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McKnifeCommented:
This will surely be a core server. Please learn how to use it, or ask the previous admin for documentation. There is no GUI and never will be.
Powershell, shell and RSAT is all you have.
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Phil MapfumoInfrastructure EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thank you for all solutions it is core server and l have been  able to  configure it with the RSAT.
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McKnifeCommented:
Please try to honour all contributors that helped next time.
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