Install Zune Software on Windows Server 2008 (R2)

This weekend I reinstalled my desktop at home. I decided to use Windows Server 2008 R2 as the OS. (Click Here to view my guide on installing Windows 2008 as a desktop OS)

One problem I had during the setup is that the Zune Software setup will block the install on a non-approved OS like Windows Server 2008. I played around for a while and found out how to install the software.

  • Download the software.
  • Login to the computer with the local administrator account.
  • From a command line, run zunesetuppkg-x64.exe /x. Then give a location to extract files to. C:/ZuneTemp
  • Browse to the packages folder.
  • Right-Click on Zune-x64.msi and click Install
  • Follow the prompts like a regular install of the software.

I did this install on Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Zune Software version 4.2.202.0

This entry was posted in Windows Server 2008. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Install Zune Software on Windows Server 2008 (R2)

  1. Pingback: Use Windows Server 2008 R2 as a desktop OS - Blake's BlogBlake's Blog

Comments are closed.