Patrick\’s Bytes

15, May 2008

Windows Mobile Device Center could not be installed on Windows Server 2008

Filed under: Windows Mobile,Windows Server 2008 — patrickyong @ 6:27 am

I am in the process of trying to create an environment to do all my development including ASP.NET, SharePoint, WPF and Win Mobile, in this case the ideal OS to use will be Windows Server 2008. So when I tried to installed Windows Mobile Device Center on top, I got an error message saying it could not install because one component is missing. Wonder who wrote this error message without telling me what is actually missing.

Do some digging on Windows Live Search (or %$#gle it if you want to) and I came across a KB stating it is actually I need to install Desktop Experience on top of Windows Server 2008. At least Windows Live Search working!!

The problem does not occur in Windows XP or Windows Vista.


1 Comment »

  1. I have found the same problem on my side, I have no idea how to resolve this issue. If you find the way please you tell me on

    Thanks in advance

    Comment by JanePK — 9, October 2009 @ 8:20 pm | Reply

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