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How to show the My Computer icon on Windows Server 2012 Desktop


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Launch Server Manager

Click Add Roles and Features

Click Next on EVERY SCREEN until you get to the Features section. Check off Desktop Experience under User Interfaces and Infrastructure

Press Next

Click Install

Close the wizard after the installation completes

You must Restart the computer for the installation to complete

When you right click the desktop you will now see a Personalize option in the menu

Select Change Desktop Icons

Select the icons you would like to see on the desktop and press OK

You will now see the icons on your desktop

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3 Comments so far

    • Robie said:
    • Posted on October 30th, 2015 at 12:21 pm
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    Why do all that when you can just do this:

    • Rosa Edmondson said:
    • Posted on August 3rd, 2014 at 8:59 am
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    You wrote a comprehensive article and give us exceptional information about computer and its uses. Please keep posting such kind of informative stuff.

    • Millenium Group said:
    • Posted on March 17th, 2014 at 2:38 pm
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    Sure, that may be one way. I prefer to just open the 'Desktop Icon Settings' menu by typing "desktop icon" on the start screen. No need to install the feature detailed above.

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