Windows Live Movie Maker does not run or it crashes in Windows Server 2008

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Symptom

After you install Windows Live Movie Maker on a Windows Server 2008-based computer, Windows Live Movie Maker crashes or does not start.

Cause

Windows Live Movie Maker will run on Windows Server 2008, because it installs the standard VGA driver by default.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, install the Desktop Experience feature of Windows Server 2008.

To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Server Manager.
  2. In Server Manager under Features Summary, click Add Features.
  3. In the Add Features Wizard dialog box, make sure that the Desktop Experience option is selected.
  4. Click Next, and then click Install.
  5. After the installation process is complete, click Close, and then close Server Manager.
  6. Restart the computer.

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Article ID: 973447 - Last Review: July 8, 2009 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2
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