Category: Visuals and Audio

Aero Cursors 10

Aero Cursors

Windows Server 2012 by default uses the plain white non-animated cursors. The following steps will help you to get the Windows 8 cursors in Windows Server 2012. 1. Download aero_cursors.zip (93 KB) from win2012workstation....

Performance Information and Tools 30

Performance Information and Tools

To see how well your hardware performs, Windows 8 includes a tool to measure system performance. The following steps will help you to get this feature in Windows Server 2012. Files from this package...

Xinput and XAudio Dll’s 18

Xinput and XAudio Dll’s

For various games and applications from the Windows Store or other sources, pharmacy you will need to have Xinput1_4.dll, XInput9_1_0.dll and XAudio2_8.dll installed in order to work. If these files are not installed, the...

Windows 8 UI Internet Explorer 5

Windows 8 UI Internet Explorer

Even after installing the Desktop Experience feature, the Internet Explorer tile in the Start screen still runs Internet Explorer on the classic desktop. This registry hack will make Internet Explorer run as Windows 8...

Enable Sound 14

Enable Sound

By default, Windows Server 2012 has disabled audio because probably most servers won’t need it. This page will help you to enable audio in Windows Server 2012. Open the Start screen, click Administrative Tools...

Visual Effects and Thumbnails 6

Visual Effects and Thumbnails

By default Windows Server is not really configured for visual glamor. The Start screen and menus aren’t animated and in Windows Explorer no thumbnails of images are shown. This page will guide you through...

Desktop Experience 25

Desktop Experience

To fully get the Windows 8 experience to Windows Server 2012, Microsoft added the possibility to install this as a feature. This will install additional desktop applications and add several GUI improvements. Installing this...

Converter 23

Converter

To automate the whole process of converting Windows Server 2012 to a Workstation, neige and his team The Horsemen created a converter application. The download link and more information about the development can be...