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How To Install Windows Azure SDK on Windows XP

Modified: 2008/10/29 12:39 by nick.hauenstein - Categorized as: Azure Services Platform, Windows Azure
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Windows Azure SDK Installed on Windows XP

Windows Azure SDK Installed on Windows XP


A forum thread on the official Windows Azure forums indicated that it may be possible to install the Windows Azure SDK on Windows XP. This page provides steps necessary to attempt the process yourself.

This is NOT SUPPORTED and could cause some very negative side-effects. Proceed at your own risk.


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Procedure

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Prerequisites


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Steps

1.) Create an empty directory somewhere on your file system called Exported

2.) Navigate to the Tools folder under the install directory for the Windows Installer SDK

3.) Launch MsiDb.exe

4.) In the MsiTable - Select Database for Import/Export dialog, browse to and select the WindowsAzureSDK-x86.msi file.

5.) In the MsiTable - Select Folder containing Text Files dialog, browse to and select the Exported directory you created earlier.

6.) In the MsiTable - Database table import/export window, click the Export radio button.

7.) In the list, select LaunchCondition, and then click OK.

8.) Click the Quit button.

8.) Open "...\Exported\LaunchCondition.idt" in Notepad

9.) Replace the contents of this file with the following:
Condition Description
s255 l255
LaunchCondition Condition
DOTNET35SP = "#1" To use this software, you must first install the .NET Framework 3.5 Serivce Pack 1. See the product release notes for details.
NOT VersionNT64 To install this software, you must be running a 32-bit edition of Windows. This software is not supported on the Microsoft Windows-32-on-Windows-64 (WOW64)subsystem.

10.) Save the file.

11.) Navigate to the Tools folder under the install directory for the Windows Installer SDK

12.) Launch MsiDb.exe

13.) In the MsiTable - Select Database for Import/Export dialog, browse to and select the WindowsAzureSDK-x86.msi file.

14.) In the MsiTable - Select Folder containing Text Files dialog, browse to and select the Exported directory you created earlier.

15.) In the MsiTable - Database table import/export window, click the Import radio button.

16.) In the list, select LaunchCondition.idt, and then click OK.

17.) Click the Quit button.

18.) Launch the WindowsAzureSDK-x86.msi file, and enjoy.

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Result

Development Storage on Windows XP

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Known Issues

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