GUI interface missing -windows 2019 install

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I just did a test installation of windows 2019 standard. After the initial install was done once the computer restarted it was in command prompt mode. There is no GUI interface. What did I do wrong?
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You installed Windows Server 2019 Standard INSTEAD of Windows Server 2019 Standard (Desktop Experience).  If you want the GUI, you need the Desktop Experience.

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Ha! So it is. Thank you

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What's the point of regular standard? I'm guessing it's smoother operation because of no GUI
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Smaller attack surface.  Less updates to apply, fewer potential issues to be concerned about.  SLIGHTLY better performance because of no GUI (but in all honesty, the performance difference is likely so negligible you'd never be able to really notice).

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Interesting

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