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

Enabling Sound Acceleration

Important: If you are installing Windows Server 2008 in VMware you will have to use older version of the Creative Sounblaster PCI 128 driver. Because VMware use a generic Creative PCI adapter. You can download driver here. (Thanks to DonDamm)


Go to Start -> Run -> and type Services.msc followed by enter.



The Services window will appear, scroll down until you find "Windows Audio". Double click on Windows Audio.


Change the startup type to Automatic -> then Apply -> Start -> OK


Great! We have sound enabled, now go and grab a copy of Winamp and play some music to soothe yourself!

What's next? Desktop Experience Feature on Windows Server 2008! Let's move on to the next section!

Page 10 - Desktop Experience

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