How to convert your Windows Server 2008...
to a Workstation!

Other Services

In this section we will show you how to:

  1. Disable Strong Passwords Enforcement
  2. Enable Windows Image Acquisition (for Webcams, Scanners etc)
  3. Enable Visual Effects in Documents / Music / Video folders

 

Enable Windows Image Acquisition (for Webcams, Scanners etc)

If you have a Camera, Webcam or Scanner, follow these instructions:

Go to Start -> Run -> and type in Services.msc and scroll down until you find the "Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) ", double click on Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) and select startup type Automatic -> Apply -> Start -> OK.

 

Now install the drivers for your Camera, Webcam, or Scanner!

 

Enable Visual Effects in Documents / Music / Video folders

One thing you will notice on Windows Server 2008 is that by default you will not see Preview Thumbnails in your Documents / Music / Video folders. This has to be enabled manually.

Go to: Control Panel -> System -> Advanced System Settings -> Advanced -> Performance -> Settings -> Visual Effects. Check Show thumbnails instead of icons. Click OK and OK.

 

Next, we will show you some of the tweaks you can use in Windows Server 2008, click on as usual!

Page 17 - Tweaks

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