Server Core is great for reducing the footprint of your VMs – Nano server is smaller but it can’t be a domain controller
One draw back to server core is that you only get a single console. If you hang that for any reason you have to either try and open another one (Hyper-V console greys out CTRL-DEL-ALT) or open a few when you logon to the machine.
You still get a cmd.exe console instead of PowerShell – that should be changed. Its 10 years since PowerShell came along! So run Powershell to open Powershell in the default console.
“Start-Process -FilePath powershell.exe -Verb RunAS” > new-powershell.ps1
Will create a simple script to open a new elevated Powershell console .
Run it as many times as you want. Perform your work in the new Powershell console and if it hangs – just shut it down. Keep the default console for just opening new PowerShell consoles and then you’ll always be able to keep working.