Where’s my UI gone?

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)

Then I came across this: http://serverfault.com/questions/454135/windows-server-2012-gui-went-missing-after-removing-active-directory

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…

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