26 November 2011 21:35
At home, I mainly use Windows Server 2008 R2 for development and general use. However, sometimes I find some applications only work with Windows home operating system (such as Windows 7 or Vista). I find this more frustrating when such application are from Microsoft themselves.
To connect a Windows Phone 7 device, Zune player needs to be installed. When you attempt to install Zune on Windows Server 2008 R2, you are prompted with the following message:
Zune doesn’t support your current operating system. Supported operating systems:
- Windows 7 and Windows Vista
- Windows XP with Service Pack 3
Error code: 0x80070032
To ‘walk round’ this needless limitation, open a command window with ‘Run as Administrator’ option.
Assuming you have downloaded Zune setup package to ‘C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads’ run the following command:
This will extract the contents of Zune.
In explorer, navigate to [Package extracted location]\x64\packages and run ‘zune-x64.msi’.
Once Zune setup is complete, you will be-able to connect your Windows Phone 7 device to Windows Server 2008 R2.