Windows Server 2008 R2 Desktop Tweaks

With the recent RTM release of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 on July 22, I have updated all my desktops and laptops to Windows 2008 R2, so far no driver issues on any machine (How to upgrade your laptop/desktop to Windows Server 2008 R2?).

One thing I could not figure was how to display a preview of pictures using Windows Explorer and other visual effects that are standard with Windows 7.

Thanks to a Microsoft colleague the solution is simple, go to System Properties –> Advanced –> Performance Settings and check Show thumbnails instead of icons and voila!