Had an issue on a test machine where I removed Exchange 2013 and .Net Framework 3.5 and 4 features… rebooted after removal and – hang on, where’s my UI gone? Both on the console and via remote connection (yes – RDP still worked), all I got was a command shell.
Tried running PowerShell (thought I might have accidentally removed the UI somehow) but that was gone as well… part of the .Net Framework features I guess. Saw some thread about running SConfig and adding in the UI feature – not an option (literally, wasn’t an option in the list)
Ran the following command and after a little wait, all was well:
Dism /online /enable-feature /all /featurename:Server-Gui-Mgmt /featurename:Server-Gui /featurename:ServerCore-FullServer
Weird, but thanks serverfault.com…