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Windows 7: How to force install Win7 software on Windows Server 2008 R2?

22 Jul 2011   #1
krytie75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to force install Win7 software on Windows Server 2008 R2?

I have a problem.

I run a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that amongst other things, acts as a media store/server. I recently got a Windows Phone 7 handset that can only synchronise content via Zune (ridiculous, I know), but Zune refuses to install on Server 2008 R2, saying it can only be installed on XP and Windows 7.

I have installed most of the Win 7 components missing from Server 2008 R2 so I'm not worried about compatibility, I just want to know, how can I force install an application to an OS that it is not 'allowed' to be installed on.

If I can't get Zune onto the Server, I'm effectively barred from transfering music and video to my phone. Please help.

Krytie


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22 Jul 2011   #2
krytie75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Having done some more research I have found this:

How to install Zune software on Windows 2008 R2. - RobMensching.com /Blog

Seems to work on my system, posted here incase anyone else is having this problem.
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