Windows Server 2016 has a lot of things disabled out of the box as to improve responsiveness and reliability. One of those things is Windows Photo Viewer. In this quick tutorial, I'll show you how to enable it. Now as you read through this, you might be wondering if there is a way to enable the Photo Viewer with Windows add / remove features or some built-in utility like that, but as much as I searched, I could not find a way to do it from within Windows Server 2016. So this method uses a donor OS.
Today I was trying to change permissions on a folder in Windows Server 2008 R2 and I kept getting an "access denied" error. I'm the domain admin, so it was kind of perplexed. After some researching, I found a very quick solution so I decided to post it. I tried taking ownership of it using the GUI, but no dice. All I had to do is open an elevated (right click and run as administrator) command window and take ownership of the folder by running the following command.