how do I RDP into a Server 2012 R2 Core Edition install
Posted on 2014-09-01
Good morning Experts,
BlackThanos here again,
I have just installed Windows Server 2012 R2 Core edition on my 64bit Windows 8 Machine with VMware. I know that core does not offer the GUI, as I am not looking for it on the server. From my understanding , I should be able to now RDP into the server and see a GUI and from the RDP session continue my journey into windows server 2012 R2 , Active Directory , and Hyper-V. It's been a few years since I have played with all of this so, if I seem like a newbie , then bear with me.
Here are my concerns:
1. Should I have installed 2012 R2 with GUI instead of core edition
Can I RDP into it
2. Will I be able to install Active Directory VIa and RDP session with the core edition
3. Is Hyper_V a separate ISO install , or is it simply a role within 2012
Anything beyond the concerns above will require another question to be asked separate from this one.