Last week on the podcast,zekan asked if it was possible to install iTunes 9 on a WHS machine, I suggested a link over at MediaSmartServer.net where Mezo has found out how to do it.
Here, bsieve asks if the Zune software can be installed on WHS. Dave and Chris were all into the Zune software on podcast 56 so I decided to give it a try.
Following the instructions by Mezo, I was able to get Zune 4.0.740.0 installed.
Extract the zunesetuppkg-86 file, which is a 52.9 meg to a folder with the same name. Go into that folder and open the packages folder.
Right click on Zune-x86, and if you installed Orca, you should have an option to Edit with Orca,
Here you want to select LaunchConditions and delete the conditions on the right and then save the new file.
Now RDC to that shared folder and move the complete extracted folder you created to the desktop. You must MOVE the folder to the desktop otherwise you will NOT be able to change it’s Properties, now you should have a folder that contains these files,
Right click on ZuneSetup and choose Properties and then the Compatibility Tab and change it to run as XP. Apply.
Now you should be GOOD TO GO. Double click ZuneSetup.exe and it will install.
UPDATE: Looks like you should right click on the Zune-x86.msi in the packages folder to begin the install and bybass the warning about it needing to be on a XP system. Also if you don't get past the zune splash screen, you should install WMP11 from this link, http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/whsdevelopers/thread/e23d50e3-43d1-4007-a35f-bd30b2895986
You should change the wmfdist.exe & wmp11.exe to run as XP, and tick the box so the WHS will not reboot during the install.
NOTE: I installed this on my EX47x which does NOT have a sound card so I did get an error when selecting a song to play. So unless you have a USB sound card for your MSS then you should have a home build with a sound card. Also the screen resolution is not so great on the MSS, but hey, you asked for ZUNE on WHS, I delivered.
John Zajdler (aka Diehard).