How do I view XPS documents in Windows Server 2008 R2?

A couple of years ago I was having trouble viewing an XPS document on Window Server 2008.

Today I hit the same issue again but this time on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Previously in 2008 the XPS Viewer was listed as a sub feature of .NET Framework 3.0.

In 2008 R2, it appears instead as a feature in its own right, way down at the bottom of the features list:




Comments (6)
  1. Jay says:

    Thanks Doug.  What a pain that the writer is installed by default, but you have to add the reader.

  2. braker says:


  3. thomas says:

    thanks for your great post

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  4. zep says:

    Thank you.

  5. Vitaly says:

    Thanks a lot

  6. don says:


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