KB220: How to: Install the Desktop Experience feature


The Desktop Experience installs a variety of features, including Windows Media Player. It is required for the proper operation of Moxie Studio and Player on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.


To install the Desktop Experience feature:

  1. Click Start > Control Panel. The Control Panel dialog box appears.
  2. Click Programs. The Programs dialog box appears.
  3. Click Turn Windows features on or off. The Server Manager dialog box appears.
  4. In the right pane, scroll to Features Summary section.
  5. Click the Add Features link. The Add Features Wizard dialog box appears.
  6. Select Desktop Experience.

  7. Click Next.
    1. Depending on the present configuration of the server, other components required by the Desktop Experience feature may need to be installed. The Add Features Wizard changes.
    2. Click Add Required Features. The Add Features Wizard dialog box appears.
  8. The Add Features Wizard dialog box reappears with Desktop Experience and any required components selected.
  9. Click Next. The dialog box changes.

  10. Click Install. The dialog box changes and the installation begins.
  11. When the installation completes, click Close.
  12. Restart the computer.

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