Install Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools on Windows Server 2008R2

If you are using Windows Server 2008R2 to code, you may have had an error installing the Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools. Indeed, the installer only support Windows Vista or Windows 7. But, there is a solution:

  1. Download the setup file
  2. Extract the contents of the package by running vm_web.exe /x
  3. Go to the folder where you extracted the files and open the file baseline.dat
  4. Search section [gencomp7788]
  5. Change the value InstallOnLHSfrom 1 to 0
  6. Change the value InstallOnWin7Serverfrom 1 to 0
  7. Save changes
  8. Start setup.exe /web

I really do not understand why Microsoft chose not to support the installation on Windows Server by default.

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