Thursday, November 04, 2004

Give SBS the 'Bling-Bling' Shell

Ever wonder why the SBS server is all gray, and your Windows XP box looks cool, slick and shiny new? The themes service isn't started. Why isn't the themes service started? because it uses RAM. Servers generally are quite do-gooders that sit in the courner. They don't have to be pretty, they just have to help each user on the netowrk get their job done.

Well, in my case, I wanted to make sure SBS was as bling-bling as it could be, plus I had the extra ram.

Here is what I did:

  1. Click on Start, Run, and then type in services.msc and hit Enter

  2. Scroll down in the list until you find the Themes service, right-click it and choose Properties

  3. Enable and Start the service

That's all you have to do, now you can right click on the desktop and choose a bling-bling theme. I choose the silver one just to make sure I don't confuse it with my client.

if you've got the RAM, and you want to put a face on your SBS box, choose bling-bling baby!