View Full Version : Windows Server 2012 and "Desktop Experience."

30-05-2013, 01:38 PM
I've heard from a system engineer that you should *not* install "Desktop Experience." I've seen at least one post that enabling the feature can trash your server.

If you search the Windows server 2012 page, you're taken to the Windows 2008 R2 page :yuck:


[Sic] "The Desktop Experience feature enables you to install a variety of Windows 7 features on your server running Windows Server 2008. If you use Windows Server 2008 as your primary operating system, you might want to have some of these Windows 7 features available for your daily use."

Apparantly this is the only way to add "(My) Computer" and "Control Panel" to the desktop.


30-05-2013, 01:49 PM
I've done that on our workshop 2012 server and it didn't get trashed.
I think that allows you to have sound as well.

30-05-2013, 02:05 PM
I have on too on my man cave server and a client server which uses remote desktop services