Where’s Desktop Experience?


Today I tried to locate the “Desktop Experience” server feature in Windows Server 2012 R2.  Problem is, I couldn’t find it!

The Desktop Experience feature lets you use normal Windows desktop features like media player and photo viewer, and so forth:

Desktop Experience Description

It used to be a “top level” feature, but now it has been cleverly(?) relocated to a sub-tree item under the more UX-friendly title “User Interfaces and Infrastructure”:

Desktop Experience Feature

Problem solved.  To be honest, I wish they’d just left it where it was previously.


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