You don't need the -server argument when using bitcoind, as that is all bitcoind does. When you use server with bitcoin.exe, it enables JSON-RPC, which allows you to make all the same API calls while also using the GUI.
I don't understand why you executed bitcoind over and over and over again. Running it once starts the daemon which runs in the background.
My apologies, please allow me to explain! I begain running it more than once because that command line became that way over the course of a few hours. Forgive me for not wiping it clean before I posted the screenshot
There is only one copy of bitcoind.exe running on my computer - all I wanted to know is if it is indeed working as a server - and if it does so by default, then I guess you answered my question BitterTea, +1 thanks!