Cant install iTunes on Windows 2003 64bit

We are installing a windows 2003 64bit Server that we uses as a terminal server

I want to install iTunes on it but it does not work
It seems like ITunes is not supported on Windows 2003 64bit

I starts to install and then just closes without installing.

Does anyone have a work around / fix to this?

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
There are two different iTunes downloads - 32 bit and 64-bit. The 64-bit version works in Windows 7 64-bit. So if you downloaded the 64-bit version and it will not install then it would appear to be incomptible .
... Thinkpads_User


First one question - have you downloaded 64-bit iTunes pack?

This version:

If you have downloaded that version then look at "System Requirements":

System Requirements
iTunes does not support  64-bit edition of Windows XP.
    Windows Vista 64 bit
    Windows 7 64 bit

That is very useful information, isn't it?

And yet:

Windows Hardware Requirements

    PC with a 1GHz Intel or AMD processor and 512MB of RAM
    To play Standard Definition video from the iTunes Store, an Intel Pentium D or faster processor, 512MB of RAM, and a DirectX 9.0-compatible video card is required
    To play HD video, an iTunes LP, or iTunes Extras, a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or faster processor, 1GB of RAM, and an Intel GMA X3000, ATI Radeon X1300, or NVIDIA GeForce 6150 or better is required
    Screen resolution of 1024x768 or greater; 1280x800 or greater is required to play an iTunes LP or iTunes Extras
    16-bit sound card and speakers
    Broadband Internet connection to use the iTunes Store
    iTunes-compatible CD or DVD recorder to create audio CDs, MP3 CDs, or back-up CDs or DVDs

morten444Author Commented:
Hi Yes.
We have installed the 64bit version, still no joy on Windows 2003
I have once read about a fix where you edit the MSI file. I have successfully done this with other non 64bit supported apps like the Group Policy Manager

Anyone out there has a fix for iTunes on Windows 2003 64bit?

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The older64-bit systems (XP, 2003) are pretty dated and newer stuff does not support. Let us see what other say, bu my guess is that is probably not going to work.  ... Thinkpads_User

I have once read about a fix where you edit the MSI file. I have successfully done this with other non 64bit supported apps like the Group Policy Manager

I don't know is it was for iTunes 9 or 10...

For  iTunes 9 it was easy:

Anyone out there has a fix for iTunes on Windows 2003 64bit?

There is a hope for you. But, can you find 15 minutes to read these articles and 1 hour to install iTunes 10 on Windows 2003:

And I found an comment at this link that is just for your case:

May 30th, 2011 06:18

Windows 2003 x64 (which is not officially supported by Apple) After editing the installer works with a few obstacles, however:

After installing iTunes, browse to find usbaapl64.inf (usually in C: \ Program Files \ Common Files \ Apple \ Mobile Device Support \ Drivers folder), then right click -> context menu, install. Remove Apple Mobile Dev Support. Install ASUS Ai Charger ( install Apple Mobile Dev Support (you can extract from instalki iTunes) If there are 3 prompts ‘ found new hardware` – will work.

Very useful article - Installing an MSI in Compatibility Mode (Orca hack):

At the end you have to read this:

good luck



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