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Windows Media Player on Windows Server 2008

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Hello Experts.

I have just installed windows server 8.

Can someone please tell me how to install windows media player?

I think it may already be on the server and I just need to activate it, but not sure.

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If it is installed already, look in Windows Accessories. That is where it hides in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

If not installed, go to Programs and Features and then Windows Features on the left side to see if it is there to install.

I never put Media Player or like tools on Client Servers, and I don't really recommend it on any server (but that is just my own thinking).

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On Server 2008, you may need to install Desktop Experience which in turn includes Media Player for the Server. It is available on its own in Server 2003.

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thinkpads, thanks for responding.

Where can I find Desktop Experience?

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It is in Programs and Features under Windows Features as noted earlier. Here is a good Microsoft TechNet Article that describes it all.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772567.aspx

I hope this helps.

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@cpatte7372 - Any update?   ... Thinkpads_User
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@cpatte7372 - Thanks and I was happy to help you. ... Thinkpads_User
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