Install Zune software on Windows Server 2008

Install Zune software on Windows Server 2008

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After installing Windows Server 2008 on my machine (for training purposes), I tried to install the Zune software but it told me that this version of Windows is not supported. Actually, this is quiet logical, since such a Windows version is not aimed for entertainment purposes, I found a way to force the installation of the Zune software on Windows Server 2008. .

1.       If you try to install the Zune software on Windows Server 2008, you’ll face this message:


 

2.       This means that you’ll have to install it in a more “manual” manner. The first thing to do is to notice the location where the setup bootstrap unzips the files:


 

3.       Navigate to this folder and open the “packages” subfolder inside it:


 

4.       Inside that subfolder, there is a Zune-x86.msi file. Before running it, make sure to remove any previous installation of the Zune software;


 

5.       After the installation is done, you’ll now be able to use the Zune software on your Windows Server 2008 machine.

 

In an upcoming blog post, I’ll show you how to install the Windows Phone 7 tools on Windows Server 2008 since they do not install as easily as on other “workstation” versions of Windows.

 

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  • Works pefectly. thanks man

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