This has been one of my favorite Arris
tweak/tips; as it lets you uninstall and selectively install with more granularity the Server Manager
. I'm curious though Arris
(or perhaps halladayrules
knows); why you include "OptionalFeatures.exe.mui
"? It doesn't seem to be needed by the "OptionalFeatures.exe
" in any way I can discern... And why the elaborate launch method, when just running the exe directly or with a shortcut appears to work just as well?
I'm assuming there's something I've missed here, but just dropping "OptionalFeatures.exe
" in "%SystemRoot%\System32
" directory and running it seems to work fine. The Windows 7 help file is still installed for "OptionalFeatures.exe
" in Server 2008 R2 which strikes me as kind of funny/odd...
Lastly, might anyone know where "OptionalFeatures.exe
" reads it's on/off or install/remove information from? Perhaps from .inf
files or script somewhere? I'm thinking that still other features, components, and sub-systems might possibly be added to this dialog, similarly to what you could do with some simple ;hide;
edits and feature additions to the Server 2003 "sysoc.inf
" script for it's Add/Remove Programs dialog...