Thursday 2 December 2010

Windows Media Format SDK for BES on Server 2008 without Desktop Experience

If you have installed BES on Windows Server 2008 you should have installed the Desktop Experience feature to install Windows Media Player and the Windows Media Format SDK 11 (WMFSDK11) runtime to support audio attachments.

If you have a requirement preventing the Desktop Experience feature being installed you can run the following from an elevated command prompt.

Windows Server 2008 x64
pkgmgr.exe /ip /m:"%windir%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-Media-Format-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.6001.18000.mum"

Windows Server 2008 x86
pkgmgr.exe /ip /m:"%windir%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-Media-Format-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.6001.18000.mum"
Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
pkgmgr.exe /ip /m:"%windir%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-Media-Format-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.7600.16385.mum"

I suggest always installing the Desktop Experience feature. This should be run with elevated privileges.

Windows Server 2008 (command prompt)
ServerManagerCmd –i Desktop-Experience

Windows Server 2008 R2 (Windows PowerShell)
Import-Module ServerManager
Add-WindowsFeature Desktop-Experience

Daniel Noakes

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