Many games that you install under Windows Server 2008 need the file gameux.dll to be present in the system32 directory, otherwise you will get error messages like this:
In this tutorial I will describe a 32bit and a 64bit installation. Thanks to sYk0 it is also possible to use an automated installer for this.
Windows Server 2008 32bit
2. After extraction of the 32bit gameux.dll, register the file by running regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\gameux.dll in Start -> Run.
Windows Server 2008 64bit
1. If you use the 64bit edition of Windows Server 2008, download gameux_64bit.zip from Rapidshare or 4Shared and extract the gameux.dll in the folder System32 to C:\Windows\System32\ and the file gameux.dll in the folder SysWOW64 to C:\Windows\SysWOW64\.
2. After the extraction of the two gameux.dll files to the System32 and SysWOW64 folders, register the two .dll’s by running the command regsvr32 C:\Windows\System32\gameux.dll C:\Windows\SysWOW64\gameux.dll.
Now the games that need gameux.dll won’t complain about it any longer!