I try not to post off-topic stuff too often, but this is kind of related to my CRM demo laptop configuration so there is a link. As I mentioned in my earlier post I have made the move from Windows 7 to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V for my CRM 2011 demo environment. Although great for demos, there is some software that was not designed to run on a server.
I have been a Zune user for a couple of years now, primarily because of the custom Wolfson DAC chipset which, combined with the lossless WMA audio that I use with all my music and my high-end Westone UM2 In-Ear Monitors, delivers hi-fi quality music on the move (I am pretty anal when it comes to my music listening standards). Unfortunately, the Zune software is only supported on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, and will not install on Windows Server 2008 R2…or so I thought.
I just came across this post, which has a couple of simple steps that will bypass the OS check during installation of the Zune software, and has allowed me to combine my CRM 2011 and Zune passions. Oh happy days 🙂
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