Tag Archive for 'games'

Windows 8 Default Apps

The default Windows 8 Start screen is shown below. Click the tile on the screen to view more details about the application. If you are visiting this page using Internet Explorer in Windows Server 2012, you will be provided with a direct link to the Windows Store to download the Application.


Continue to get Internet Explorer with Windows 8 interface. If you have already done this, install dll’s required for some games and applications from this page

Games Compatibility

The table on this page lists all games with notes about its installation and workings. If you have a game that is not yet on this list, please submit it using the form below including information about whether it works and problems/workarounds if any. Prior to reporting a game as non-working, please follow the Missing App Dlls, Disable DEP and SEHOP pages of the manual.

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Asphalt 7http://www.gameloft.com/iphone-games/asphalt-7/noCrashes after gameloft logo
Assassin's Creed IIIhttp://assassinscreed.ubi.com/ac3/yes
Assassin's Creed IV Black Flaghttp://assassinscreed.ubi.com/nl-NL/home/index.aspxyesless fps than in w7...
Assetto Corsa (early access)http://www.assettocorsa.net/en/yesnone
Baldur's Gate II Enhanced Editionhttp://store.steampowered.com/app/257350/yesDEPCreate DEP exception for game executable (Baldur.exe)
Batman: Arkham Originshttp://www.batmanarkhamorigins.com/yessettings won't saverun as admin to change and save graphics settings
Battlefield 2http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield-2yesinstall NET framework 3.5 and xaudio dll's
Battlefield 3battlelog.battlefield.comyesPunkBuster does not update automatically.http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=pbsetup.php
Battlefield 4http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield-4yesmissing dll's and NET 3.5install NET framework 3.5 and xaudio dll's
Battlefield Bad Company 2http://www.battlefieldbadcompany2.com/agegateyesnone had already optimized as workstation 2012 R2
Bioshock Infinitehttp://www.bioshockinfinite.com/yesnone
Black Mesa www.blackmesasource.comyesnonenone
Blacklight Retributionstore.steampowered.comyes
Borderlands 2www.borderlands2.com/no0xC0000005rsruchb criticism
Borderlands 2http://www.borderlands2.com/yes
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highwayhttp://brothersinarmsgame.uk.ubi.com/hellshighway/yes
Call of Duty Black Ops 2http://www.callofduty.com/de/blackops2yes

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Games Compatibility lists of the previous editions of Windows Server:
# Windows Server 2008 R2
# Windows Server 2008

Game Submission

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 and open the Services shortcut. Next, double click the Windows Audio service and set its Startup type to Automatic. Repeat this process for the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder service. If you want to use audio immediately, also click the Start button in the Properties window of both services in addition to changing the Startup type.
Enable "Windows Audio" and "Windows Audio Endpoint Builder" services in Service Manager.


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