A week back I had encountered a very strange behavior with one of our servers running on Windows Server 2012 R2. My colleague was trying something on the server where he had to remove the .Net Framework 3.5 or so, but in the midst of all this, he restarted the server and the sever boots only to command prompt. Upon checking the server, I figured out that it was doing all the basic functions that were allowed to do while being on a command prompt window. But it was not opening Servermanager or Powershell at all. This made me suspicious on it’s behavior.
I did a bit of research on this issue and found out from a Technet blog that for some reason, the GUI installation of the server was undone and it was now acting like a core server installation (where only command prompt operations were possible). Sounds somewhere like LINUX right? Yes that’s what I thought too. There were instructions on how to get the GUI part of the server back.
We are asked to run the following command from the command prompt that is open upon logging into the server:
Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Server-Gui-Mgmt /featurename:Server-Gui-Shell /featurename:ServerCore-FullServer /all
This will install the GUI features and all the requisites for those features. The installation itself will take quite a while. Once the installation is complete, reboot the server with the command “shutdown /r /t 0“. The server also prompts to be restarted once the installation is complete. However I chose to run the command after hitting a “No” to the restart option. The GUI features were installed back after the restart.
Applies to Exchange 2013
Some items cannot be deleted. They were either moved or already deleted, or access was denied
You get above error when trying to delete mailbox Items from Outlook in Non-Cached Mode
Run the below exchange shell script to check if the concerning Mailbox Recoverable Items Quota is reached
Get-MailboxFolderStatistics -Identity MailboxUser -FolderScope RecoverableItems | fl name,*size*
If yes, either increase the quota or delete the contents in the RecoverableItems folder based on criticality of the user
To delete the content; use the below Exchange Shell Script
Search-Mailbox -Identity MailboxUser -SearchDumpsterOnly -DeleteContent
Once done; you will be able to delete individual folder mail items
HWP is a Korean Word processor file format. There is a simple tool that will help you view these attachments in word
HWP Document Convertor for Microsoft Word (Works with Office 2007 and above)
- Run the Installation File
- Use MS Word to open the HWP file and you are done!
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