XPS viewer on whs 2011 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everyone,

    I want to use my server to print pdf and xps documents (onto paper) that I can drag and drop from my laptop into a shared folder on the server under surveillance of a script.

    The problem is xps. WHS 2011 doesn't seem to have the typical windows7-like Xps Viewer, but you can actually find xpsrchvw.exe, the application, tucked away in some system folder. Alas, it doesn't open, and I haven't found any good alternatives. IE doesn't open .xps files either, which is funny, it just offers to save them again (I'm thinking it might be a security thing?).

    Does anyone have a solution or see any possible issues I might be having with xps viewer (or IE) that might stop it from running properly?

    Thursday, November 1, 2012 6:47 PM


  • Got it to work, no thanks to you bumbling individuals.

    It was quite simple.

    all you have to do is go to server manager, click "add features", scroll down and check xps, which should be at the bottom.

    • Marked as answer by thefederation Wednesday, November 7, 2012 3:10 AM
    Wednesday, November 7, 2012 3:10 AM