How do I check if a server feature is installed on Windows Server 2008?

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I've been working on an application that currently only runs on Windows Server 2008 (if the Desktop Experience feature is installed) and I need to make sure that the application's installer verify that it's there. The only way I know how to do it is run "ServerManagerCmd - query" but I need something easier. Would checking the registry key work?

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