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  • Hi there, ExpertUser! 🙂

    I am just wondering on progress and to possibly give a few suggestions and tips out (I haven’t read the entire thread before I made this post (which is bad and I apologize 😳 ), so if there is a duplicate, forgive me 😳 ) So, here’s the big list :ugeek: :


    * Add every single codec from Windows 7 that you know that can/does work with Server 2008 R2 (that hasn’t been added already within your latest builds ^^ 🙂 )

    * On top of the first suggestion, After I install an OS on my PC, I always use this following list as a base *after* I install all my drivers and before Windows Updates. Some of these codecs are old, but I install them simply for application compatiblity (Some of these codecs which were removed in Vista/original Server 2008 ^^ ). Here are my list of codecs: Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Runtime (link: ), Unreal Runtime Fix 4 (the DLL’s are most important here, and I consider it a “small” incremental update and compliment to Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Runtime, just delete the “Unreal” folder and the EXE/txt file that’s inside it and keep the DLL files 🙂 ^^. Link: ), Microsoft Visual Basic Runtime 6.0 SP6 (Link: ), mfc71.dll (I get errors from some apps that this dll is missing in Server 2008 R2, so I always impliment it and the issues go away 🙂 ^^ Note: I place in *BOTH* System32 and SysWOW64, although I can’t recall for Server 2008 R2 if one is already in place in one of the folders, but if so, use that one instead of this download link. 🙂 If it doesn’t exist at all, then use the link in this post… 🙂 Link: ), Microsoft C++ 2005 SP1 Runtime (*BOTH* x86 and x64, Links: & ), Microsoft C++ 2008 SP1 Runtime (*BOTH* x86 & x64, Links: & ), Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 (1.0 apparently hates x64 bit OS’s and thinks that when I install it it’s Windows XP Professional x64, and still refuses to install, but I’ll include the download link for users who may find a way of using it in some way. It was ripped off one of my old nLite’d WinXP DVD’s and what not. By running the major EXE’s, as long as your OS is Windows Server 2003 or older, it’ll run. But… extract the EXE’s with WinRAR (or whatever archiver you prefer… ^^ ). Links: & ) & finally, although I am not too sure if it’s legal to post it here, but I managed to extract the files I know that contain the Windows 7 RTM WoW16 files (including some registry ^^ ) I don’t get any errors when copying the files and installing the registry, infact, I consider this Alpha/Beta, since I am unsure if it even works, but I install it because I do notice that some older apps run a bit smoother after I install and reboot, but perhaps someone can 100% clarify and perfect this (if it’s legal/safe to do so, that is ^^ 🙂 ). Link:


    * Turn off Data Execution Protection and make it only apply for core Windows applications, not everything in total (if you have already done this, just pretend that this wasn’t written ^^ )

    * Put in games explorer along with the gameux.dll file, this way, both can run together in perfect harmony, and more apps will be compatible. Just my 2 cents. 😉 🙂


    * Is it built into Server 2008 R2 about enforcing the password at first logon (aka hard-coded)? If so, it would make sense on why my older version of this workstation build had to do that, along with these new versions from what I see in the pictures in the first post… ^^

    * Is it possible that I can be a private tester of this project? 🙂 I know I’m asking a lot from ya, but this is the last one anyway, so after this I’ll be quiet and continue peering through the thread silently until something comes up. 🙂 ^^

    Thank you for reading this, ExpertUser, and hopefully what I wrote can help you along your journey. 🙂 Cheers m8! :mrgreen:

    Edit1: I found several of fixes that might be a good idea to integrate into your iso’s, ExpertUser! 🙂 download/file.php?id=262, viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1045&start=0, viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1155 & viewtopic.php?f=21&t=1349&start=0

    in reply to: Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection & Adobe Audition 3 #50248

    @portalcake wrote:

    CS4 MC installed flawlessly on my system.
    The popup was only a recommendation and not a requirement.

    Hmm, that is strange, you are the first guy to actually experience no problems with activation. I know another person in rl who has CS4 MC, and has the same problem. However, we bought our copies virtually the day it same out, but that shouldn’t have any matter in why it doesn’t work…

    Strange. 😕

    But I’m glad there is someone who doesn’t experience this problem…makes me question some things, but otherwise, all is good.

    I’ll leave the file up here though, in case anyone else has this problem. 🙂

    Edit (Dec 25, 2009): Yepp, I know the pop-up is a recommendation. 😉 I just didn’t word it properly, I have a slight speech impediment, so sometimes I may word things a bit off or incorrectly. xD 🙁 My bad bro…I have fixed it now and worded it properly. 🙂 Thanks for the heads up btw, don’t want people to get confused. 😳

    in reply to: Heya #50231

    Thank you sir! :mrgreen: I shall most defiantly become a regular/Windows Server 2008 Expert on this forum! 🙂

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