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Desktop icons in Windows 2012 R2.

Here you can find my grumblings about desktop icons in Windows 2008R2.
Guess what? In Windows 2012R2 nothing really changed. Oh, wait – because it is the new version of Windows – adding desktop icons (My Computer for example) in Windows 2012R2 is even more complicated than before.
Anyway, first, you’ll have to go into Server Manager and under Manage, choose Add Roles and Features.
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Then click Next on EVERY SCREEN until you get to the Features section, select Desktop Experience under User Interfaces and Infrastructure.
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Once added, you will have to aprove installing other features required by Desktop Experience.
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Then you need to reboot the server. That’s right! A reboot is required to add icons to your desktop.

Once you’ve rebooted the server, simply right-click on the Desktop and select Personalize. From here, you can add the desktop icons you desire as usual.

I’m speechless.

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