On my new test server, which is a Windows Server 2012 core server, I've closed the only open cmd console with the
How do I open another prompt now? Am I going to be forced to reboot the machine?
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If you close all command prompt windows and want to open a new Command Prompt window, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, click Start Task Manager, click More Details, click File, click Run, and then type cmd.exe. Alternatively, you can log off and log back on.
You can also press the following keys simultaneously to bring up the Task Manager - Ctrl + Shift + Esc Then, as xstnc said, File -> Run New Task -> cmd/powershell
Wanted to do this as a comment, because this is mostly a straight up copy and paste. But I'm a n00b so must post as an answer. I just added a hint for those doing RDP
If you close all command prompt windows and want to open a new Command Prompt window, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE.
If you are using RDP to connect remotely, use CTRL+ALT+END.
Next click Start Task Manager, click More Details, click File, click Run, and then type cmd.exe. Alternatively, you can log off and log back on.
I was just in that situation to get that prompt over RDP and using a boot camp MacbookAir with reduced keyboard and want to share.
in this case it is:
fn+ctrl+alt + (->) (Arrow right key)
You should be able to open the ServerManager, click on Tools and then select Windows PowerShell, type cmd and there you go....
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