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

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