What to do when your only possibility to manage your Windows Server Core, the command screen, is gone and you have to get it back. I had this a few times because I was too quick to click the screens and had to get used to the fact that there was no GUI.
When you connect to the core server you see this:
For some tasks I used the command “sconfig” to alter my installation because there is no longer any visual aspect in this edition.
In my enthusiasm I clicked the “X” on the top right corner. So this happened:
Mayhem! How do I get my command screen back? Reboot?! NO WAY!
I don’t want to reboot my server just to have a command screen back. The solution is quite simple in the end.
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to open the following screen:
Click “Task Manager” and you get the following screen:
Click “File” -> “Run new task” to open the following window:
Enter “cmd” and click “OK”.
Now you have your command screen back and you can resume you work.