Microsoft – Media Player – DVD – Viewing – Codec – Media Player Codec Pack

Microsoft – Media Player – DVD – Viewing – Windows 2008

Watching DVDs on Microsoft’s Windows 2008 Server is not for those without time to lose:

But, thankfully, I think we are on to a winner.  And, the current winner as of today (2011-01-08)  is Media Player Codec Pack.

The software is downloadable from:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Codec-Packs-Video-Codecs/Media-Player-Codec-Pack.shtml.

Enable Audio Support

  1. Start->Run->”Service.msc”->Windows Audio -> Automatic
  2. Start->Run->”Services.msc”->Windows Audio Endpoint Builder->Automatic

Enable Vista Experience (look & feel including Aero, Media Player etc.)

  1. Start->Server Manager->Features->Add Feature->Desktop Experience

Enable Theme

  1. Enable Themes Start->Run->”Service.msc”->Themes->Automatic

 

References:

  1. Windows Server 2008 as Workstation
    http://weblogs.asp.net/israelio/archive/2008/02/21/windows-server-2008-as-workstation.aspx

 

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