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Enable Gadgets in Server 2008

Anyone have experience enabling Gadgets in Server 2008 R2 64-bit? I have Desktop Experience turned on, but still no gadgets that I can find.
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ggipson79Commented:
What "gadgets" are you looking for in particular?
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stevengraffAuthor Commented:
The prime inspiration for this is that my new UPS from Cyberpower includes a Gatdget for monitoring the power. But while I'm add it, once enabled, I'd like to include Gadgets for weather, cpu and ram utilization, calendar, etc., you know, the "usual stuff."

It's a server 2008, yes, but it's also a Terminal Server, and the users (mainly me) who use it in "desktop mode" are looking for that comfy desktop experience.
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ggipson79Commented:
Sorry man, my hard drive starting making these beautiful screeching noises yesterday and then decided to BSOD and then "Poof" all my stuff went up in smoke. I had to get another HDD and then reimage from scratch and am just getting all my apps and back on the domain....I didnt forget about you,.

Check out this site. I think I found what you are looking for! :) If you are running 2008 R2 then use this. Otherwsie you will do the same thing except use the Vista disk.

http://www.win2008r2workstation.com/win2008r2/sidebar

Let me know.
gerald
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stevengraffAuthor Commented:
Thanks gerald; failing install with message about absence of vbs engine:

http://screencast.com/t/HVA3nKRgVI
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ggipson79Commented:
That is interesting. What do you event logs say?

I am unable to do this right now but a good thing to try is: try doing this on your Windows 7 client and if successful then you should be able to do the same thing on 2008R2 since they are the same kernl.

I would give that a try so you dont hose up a server on accident.
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stevengraffAuthor Commented:
Finally got this http://screencast.com/t/HVA3nKRgVI error message resolved, the used this http://www.win2008r2workstation.com/win2008r2/sidebar to complete sidebar installation.

Thanks for your help.
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