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  • Question

  • I am unable to open document libraries in windows explorer and get this error
    "Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer"so when I search the issue I found out that installing desktop experiene feature will fix it but later I foung out that this feature will enable many things and is not to be installed in Production servers as it might make a security issue,Is this is true? if true any other way to fix it

    Thanks


    D
    Thursday, January 12, 2012 9:14 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    I could never make a security issue..

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

    Since Microsoft has released windows server 2008 with its beta versions and they disable most of the common windows features/services such as Windows Media Player, Disk Cleanup and Windows Photo Gallery. So, most of people were asking about these feature did Microsoft remove this feature? OR, it’s a bug in windows server 2008? The answer is all these feature is launched in windows server 2008 and Microsoft didn’t remove it. Simply, the solution is windows Desktop Experience feature.

    The Desktop Experience feature is a new feature in the Windows Server 2008. The Desktop Experience includes most of applications and features that are provided in the Windows Vista. If you use Windows Server 2008 as your primary operating system you might want to have some of these Windows Vista features available for your daily use.

    What’s in the Desktop Experience Feature?

    The Desktop Experience feature includes the following Windows Vista components and features:

    Windows Calendar

    Windows Mail

    Windows Media Player

    Windows Aero and other desktop themes

    Video for Windows (AVI support)

    Windows Photo Gallery

    Windows SideShow

    Windows Defender

    Disk Cleanup

    Sync Center

    Sound Recorder

    Character Map

     

    How to install Desktop Experience?

     

    1. Open Server Manager: click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and click Server Manager.

    2. In the Features Summary section, click Add features.

    3. Select the Desktop Experience check box, and then click Next. and then click Install.


    Founder of SharePoint CookBook: http://www.GokanOzcifci.be
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: SharePoint 2010, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified Personal
    Monday, January 16, 2012 9:14 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Check if webclient services are running or not and try again.


    Thanks, Rahul Rashu
    Friday, January 13, 2012 4:28 AM
  • Hi,

    I could never make a security issue..

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

    Since Microsoft has released windows server 2008 with its beta versions and they disable most of the common windows features/services such as Windows Media Player, Disk Cleanup and Windows Photo Gallery. So, most of people were asking about these feature did Microsoft remove this feature? OR, it’s a bug in windows server 2008? The answer is all these feature is launched in windows server 2008 and Microsoft didn’t remove it. Simply, the solution is windows Desktop Experience feature.

    The Desktop Experience feature is a new feature in the Windows Server 2008. The Desktop Experience includes most of applications and features that are provided in the Windows Vista. If you use Windows Server 2008 as your primary operating system you might want to have some of these Windows Vista features available for your daily use.

    What’s in the Desktop Experience Feature?

    The Desktop Experience feature includes the following Windows Vista components and features:

    Windows Calendar

    Windows Mail

    Windows Media Player

    Windows Aero and other desktop themes

    Video for Windows (AVI support)

    Windows Photo Gallery

    Windows SideShow

    Windows Defender

    Disk Cleanup

    Sync Center

    Sound Recorder

    Character Map

     

    How to install Desktop Experience?

     

    1. Open Server Manager: click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and click Server Manager.

    2. In the Features Summary section, click Add features.

    3. Select the Desktop Experience check box, and then click Next. and then click Install.


    Founder of SharePoint CookBook: http://www.GokanOzcifci.be
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: SharePoint 2010, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified Personal
    Monday, January 16, 2012 9:14 PM