Workstation 2008 – Installing Rhapsody

I have a Sansa MP3 player and I’m a Rhapsody subscriber; it’s nice to be able to listen to most of the new albums as they come out.

Unfortunately, Rhapsody will not install on Windows Server 2008; it will fail during the installation of the Windows Media system. There is a solution:

  1. Download the Windows Media 11 SDK at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsmedia/bb190309.aspx and install it.
  2. In the Redist folder where you expanded the files, install the WMFDist11-WindowsXP-X86-ENU.exe file (it says it’s for WinXP, but it installs on Server 2008)
  3. Download and install Rhapsody.

That’s it!

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