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Windows Server 2003 is not a recommend operating system for running SOS for students but the following should get curriculum videos to play on it.
Video Codec for 2003 Server
new string value iccvid.dll
next key should be drivers32
new string value VIDC.CVID
copy iccvid.dll to windows32 folder
Service pack 1 for 2003 adds 'data execution prevention' (DEP) and with this turned on and the above codec installed the SOS programs are terminated when you try to play a video. Apparently the codec is trying to run or store where it doesn't have the authority and is prevented by DEP and the system terminates the app. DEP can be configured from System Properties then Advanced then Performance Options then Data Execution Prevention.
In order to get the videos to play on the machine what we need to do is add two keys to the registry.
Open up the registry editor by going to Start, Run, and entering the command regedit. Now go to the following folder.
In this folder add a new string value called iccvid.dll, and modify that string so it has the value iccvid.dll.
Then next key should be in the next folder down, drivers32.
Create the new string value VIDC.CVID and modify it to have the value iccvid.dll.
Now copy the iccvid.dll into the windows32 folder. After this you should be able to start Switched-On and play the videos.
Service pack 1 for 2003 adds data execution prevention (DEP), and when Switched-On tries to access the video codex in order to play the videos DEP terminates that process. The DEP can be changed by going to System Properties, Advanced, Performance Options, Data Execution Prevention and changing it to only run on essential windows programs only.