Did they ever fix the lack of command line for windows 8 servers?
You gave yourself away there as a troll, and not a serious poster. Hopefully the moderators will catch on soon.
Windows Server 2012 (there's no such thing as "windows 8 servers") ships by default with powershell. ALL configuration tasks are doable via the command line and embeddable into scripts, and MANY tasks are doable ONLY via powershell still (especially when it comes to detailed Exchange configuration).
In addition, the "core" level of windows server, which is Microsoft's recommended configuration for all new servers, doesn't even have a functioning GUI and is command line only. You can add back the GUI if you want, but for a typical datacenter server you wouldn't have a reason to, as you'd be managing it remotely via powershell remoting.