26 April, 2011

How to: Install Zune on Windows 2008 (x64)

Wow – it is not always easy to attempt to convert a Server into a development machine!

If you attempt to install Zune on a Windows 2008 server, you will be presented with an error-prompt saying that it is basically not possible. So what to do?

Here is how:
1) Download the Zune installation package (http://zune.net/en-US/products/software/download/default.htm)
2) Extract the zipped file using this syntax (from command prompt): ‘ZuneSetuppkg –64 /x’
3) Tab into the subfolder: /x64/packages
4) Install using this command: ‘msiexec /i Zune-x64.msi’

You might get presented with a dialog, just close this and let the installation run. After 1-2 minutes, you will se the familiar Zune icon on the desktop of your Server 2008 and all is well!

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