Access Event log

How to launch or view event log in server core windows 2008 r2.

Only command prompt available upon launching the server core
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KimputerCommented:
Do it from a client PC nearby. Use eventvwr, and connect to the server.
If you don't like this solution, consider adding all the GUI elements back into the server to make it a more "normal" server
Iamthecreator OMIT Admin/EE Solution GuideCommented:
You have 2 options.
Use the wevtutil.exe at the command prompt to get the logs.
wevtutil


Or you can start the eventvwr.msc on a remote computer that can connect to the core server.
Once in  the MMC you can connect to the core server 2012 to view the logs.


Viewing the Event Logs of a GUI-Less Server Core Installation from a Remote Windows Server
Chirag NagrekarSystem AnalystCommented:
If only command prompt appears then it is GUI features might corrupted or got disabled accidentally .

1. it's usual for server core

2. try to run server manager (just type servermanager in cmd)

3. try to view installed GUI feature using powershell

type powershell

get-windowsfeature *GUI*

verify that you have Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra and Server-Gui-Shell  installed

4. if 3 is false , install GUI features


Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra,Server-Gui-Shell -Restart



https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/lync/en-US/e7e4bd30-53fd-4c32-9777-abb2f67c917a/server-2012-r2-only-boots-to-command-prompt?forum=winserver8gen

And if you want to see event viewer just type "eventvwr" and check if MMC opens.

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