How to install applications in Windows Server 2008

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    • #43859

      I am completely new to Windows Server 2008. My experience has been with XP. Following the good graces of those in this forum, I have managed to install a trial version of Windows Server 2008 standard. I do not see the XP type of Add/ Remove software icon in Settings/Control Panel. How do I install applications in Windows Server 2008? Do I need to obtain certain types of permission?

      Thanks

      Stanley

    • #49802

      I am on Windows Vista right now (Win2k8 Server’s consumer version) and if you go to “Computer” in the start menu (or desktop), you will see near the top “Uninstall or Change a Program” – that will bring you to the Programs and Features applet, which is the same as Add/Remove Programs in XP.

      Alternatively, you can just type “Add or Remove Programs” in the Control Panel’s search box or go to Control PanelProgramsPrograms and Features

    • #59613
      Anonymous

      I am on Windows Vista right now (Win2k8 Server’s consumer version) and if you go to “Computer” in the start menu (or desktop), you will see near the top “Uninstall or Change a Program” – that will bring you to the Programs and Features applet, which is the same as Add/Remove Programs in XP.

      Alternatively, you can just type “Add or Remove Programs” in the Control Panel’s search box or go to Control PanelProgramsPrograms and Features

    • #49803

      Dear xxcom9a:

      Many thanks for your pointer.

      Perhaps you can help with this, too? I installed Microsoft Office in Windows Server 2008 workstation, but for some reason, perhaps due to a lack of permission, I cannot make programs such as Excel or Access to load and run. Would you know how I can rectify the problem?

      Many thanks

      Stanley

    • #59614
      Anonymous

      Dear xxcom9a:

      Many thanks for your pointer.

      Perhaps you can help with this, too? I installed Microsoft Office in Windows Server 2008 workstation, but for some reason, perhaps due to a lack of permission, I cannot make programs such as Excel or Access to load and run. Would you know how I can rectify the problem?

      Many thanks

      Stanley

    • #49804

      Which version of Windows Server 2008 are you running (Standard, Enterprise, etc / 32-Bit, 64-Bit)? Which version of Microsoft Office are you using (Office 2003, 2007, etc / Home, Professional, etc)?

      Have you tried going to the program’s installation folder (on my 32-Bit Vista [Office 2007 Home & Student] it is in C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice12) and right-click on the program’s EXE and select “Run As Administrator”? So for Excel you would right click on EXCEL.EXE. If you can post a screenshot of any errors you receive, that would be helpful, too.

      According to [localurl=viewtopic.php?f=8&t=158&hilit=Microsoft+Office:zhpzlcjy]this post[/localurl:zhpzlcjy] (and its [localurl=viewtopic.php?f=8&t=159&hilit=Microsoft+Office:zhpzlcjy]x64 counterpart[/localurl:zhpzlcjy], MS Office 2003 and 2007 work perfectly without any issues.

    • #59615
      Anonymous

      Which version of Windows Server 2008 are you running (Standard, Enterprise, etc / 32-Bit, 64-Bit)? Which version of Microsoft Office are you using (Office 2003, 2007, etc / Home, Professional, etc)?

      Have you tried going to the program’s installation folder (on my 32-Bit Vista [Office 2007 Home & Student] it is in C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice12) and right-click on the program’s EXE and select “Run As Administrator”? So for Excel you would right click on EXCEL.EXE. If you can post a screenshot of any errors you receive, that would be helpful, too.

      According to [localurl=viewtopic.php?f=8&t=158&hilit=Microsoft+Office:zhpzlcjy]this post[/localurl:zhpzlcjy] (and its [localurl=viewtopic.php?f=8&t=159&hilit=Microsoft+Office:zhpzlcjy]x64 counterpart[/localurl:zhpzlcjy], MS Office 2003 and 2007 work perfectly without any issues.

    • #49805

      Dear xxCom9a:

      Thank you for your further message. Sorry to get back to you late.

      I am using Windows Server 2008 standard, 32bit, and Office 2007 Professional.

      Your pointer about using “Run as Administrator” in Excel is very useful. I also did that for Access.

      However Excel and Access still did not run. Then I remembered I had added the server role for terminal services (not knowing much about what it implied). I imagine I do not have permission for those services.

      After I removed the role, then Excel and Access started to work.

      Many thanks for your help.

    • #59616
      Anonymous

      Dear xxCom9a:

      Thank you for your further message. Sorry to get back to you late.

      I am using Windows Server 2008 standard, 32bit, and Office 2007 Professional.

      Your pointer about using “Run as Administrator” in Excel is very useful. I also did that for Access.

      However Excel and Access still did not run. Then I remembered I had added the server role for terminal services (not knowing much about what it implied). I imagine I do not have permission for those services.

      After I removed the role, then Excel and Access started to work.

      Many thanks for your help.

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