How To Change The XMLPath For Server Manager In Windows Server 2008?

by [Published on 8 July 2009 / Last Updated on 26 Feb. 2009]

This article explains the registry key you can use to change the OEM XML File Path which is used by the ICT and Server Manager.

Server Manager in Windows Server 2008 is completely different from it's previous versions of Windows. Initial Configuration Tasks (ICT) and Server Manager query the registry entry described below to open the list of OEM Extensions.

When ICT and Server Manager starts, they query the registry entry: OEMExtensionXMLFilePath at the following registry location:


The OEMExtensionXMLFilePath contains the name of XML file which contains the OEM Extension path and link. If Server Manager fails to query the OEM Extensions then always check the above registry entry to make sure the path to the XML file is correct.


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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He specializes in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Directory Services, Failover Clusters, Hyper-V, PowerShell Scripting and System Center products. Nirmal has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to PowerShell-based Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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