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    • #49592

      Here’s how to get the new Zune 4.2 on your Server 2008 R2:

      1) download the installer from Microsoft:
      http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9d25c2a6-cae3-49b0-a474-124fe79628a8
      Or from zune.net when the maintenance is over. Updating from within Zune itself gives the “OS not supported” error.
      2) uninstall the current version (if this is the first time installing Zune, skip to the next step):
      http://blogs.msdn.com/dzazzo/archive/2008/11/25/upgrading-to-zune-3-1-from-zune-3-0-on-windows-server-2008.aspx
      You cannot uninstall it from Control Panel since the uninstaller also gives the “OS not supported” error 🙄
      3) run the downloaded executable and extract the files to somewhere on your computer (say, Desktop). Drop to an elevated command prompt, navigate to the folder where you extracted the files and run x64packageszune-x64.msi. This is faster than switching to the local admin account, which the guide I linked to in my previous post tells you to do.

      That should be it.

      Edit: oops, had the wrong link in step 2. It’s fixed now.

    • #59403
      AvatarAnonymous

      Here’s how to get the new Zune 4.2 on your Server 2008 R2:

      1) download the installer from Microsoft:
      http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9d25c2a6-cae3-49b0-a474-124fe79628a8
      Or from zune.net when the maintenance is over. Updating from within Zune itself gives the “OS not supported” error.
      2) uninstall the current version (if this is the first time installing Zune, skip to the next step):
      http://blogs.msdn.com/dzazzo/archive/2008/11/25/upgrading-to-zune-3-1-from-zune-3-0-on-windows-server-2008.aspx
      You cannot uninstall it from Control Panel since the uninstaller also gives the “OS not supported” error 🙄
      3) run the downloaded executable and extract the files to somewhere on your computer (say, Desktop). Drop to an elevated command prompt, navigate to the folder where you extracted the files and run x64packageszune-x64.msi. This is faster than switching to the local admin account, which the guide I linked to in my previous post tells you to do.

      That should be it.

      Edit: oops, had the wrong link in step 2. It’s fixed now.

    • #49593
      AvatarArris
      Moderator

      Good job, that’s a nice how-to! 🙂 I’m sure this will be useful for several people! 😉

    • #59404
      AvatarAnonymous

      Good job, that’s a nice how-to! 🙂 I’m sure this will be useful for several people! 😉

    • #49594

      [attachment=1:1eegqmqr]zune.jpg[/attachment:1eegqmqr]
      Today, this optional update appeared in my Windows Update manager (maybe because I installed Windows Phone 7 SDK)…
      So, I think that Zune Software is now officially supported in Windows Server 2008 R2!

      edit: If I try to install it, I got this error message…
      [attachment=0:1eegqmqr]zune2.jpg[/attachment:1eegqmqr]
      So, sorry, it doesn’t work… 🙁

    • #59405
      AvatarAnonymous

      [attachment=1:1eegqmqr]zune.jpg[/attachment:1eegqmqr]
      Today, this optional update appeared in my Windows Update manager (maybe because I installed Windows Phone 7 SDK)…
      So, I think that Zune Software is now officially supported in Windows Server 2008 R2!

      edit: If I try to install it, I got this error message…
      [attachment=0:1eegqmqr]zune2.jpg[/attachment:1eegqmqr]
      So, sorry, it doesn’t work… 🙁

    • #49595

      Sure it does 😉

      [attachment=0:3l051bqm]zune_r2.jpg[/attachment:3l051bqm]

    • #59406
      AvatarAnonymous

      Sure it does 😉

      [attachment=0:3l051bqm]zune_r2.jpg[/attachment:3l051bqm]

    • #49596

      Hi guys!
      I have installed Zune as you mention in the thread and the installation process works ok. However when I try to run Zune it show me this error message.

      Does anyone know what is happening?

      Thank you very much for your time!

    • #59407
      AvatarAnonymous

      Hi guys!
      I have installed Zune as you mention in the thread and the installation process works ok. However when I try to run Zune it show me this error message.

      Does anyone know what is happening?

      Thank you very much for your time!

    • #49597

      Sorry, can’t help you. I don’t use either Zune or R2 anymore.

      Maybe someone else can help you out.

    • #59408
      AvatarAnonymous

      Sorry, can’t help you. I don’t use either Zune or R2 anymore.

      Maybe someone else can help you out.

    • #43834

      Tried to install the Zune 4.0 software on R2 today, but it gave the typical “OS unsupported” error. Some binging led to this article:
      http://blogs.technet.com/roblarson/archive/2008/11/21/installing-zune-3-1-on-windows-server-2008-x64.aspx

      It’s about Zune 3.1 and Server 2008, but I found that the same method works with the newer versions as well. And yes, you do have to install it as the local administrator, simply being in the administrators group isn’t enough, the installer will simply rewind at some point and exit quietly.
      Edit: one of the comments mentions running the .msi from an elevated command prompt. I didn’t try that, but it should work as well, and might be a bit faster than switching to the administrator account.

      Hopefully someone finds this helpful.

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