If you remove the Microsoft .NET framework 4.5 feature from a Windows Server 2012 server, once you reboot the server the desktop will not load and you will only get a command prompt.
Windows Server 2012
When removing Windows .NET Framework 4.5 it removes necessary files that the desktop shell requires to function properly. This is why we are left with just the core terminal.
We will need to reinstall .NET Framework 4.5 and PowerShell to reinstall the the shell.