I was playing around with trying to get other aspects of Windows Vista features working (Media Center, Windows Experience Index through GUI) and I found that both the WEI GUI and the Easy Transfer tool must validate the tokens.dat file for access because when I switch to a “vista-glorifed” tokens.dat file my WinSAT score appears in Performance Information and Tools and the Easy Transfer Utility works as you can see below:
A few server tools are not functional though. For example Server Manager just re-routes you to Computer Management. The Windows Server Backup snap-in is inaccessible. I can switch back to the original Server 2008 Tokens.dat file but then easy transfer becomes inaccessible as well. I’ll try to figure out a way to bypass the tokens.dat check. If anyone knows how to do this, please share.