Enabling remote desktop from Server Core is done by using the scregedit.wsf script. The command to do this is:
This should do the trick. Don’t be misled however, just because you are enabling remote desktop doesn’t mean that you will get a full Windows desktop when logging in remotely. Logging in to Server Core will show the same command prompt you will see when logging in to the console.
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