How to Install the Windows Phone Developer Tools on Windows Server 2008

 
Microsoft MSDN Blogger, Aaron Stebner, has an "unofficial" (use at your own risk) method to install the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP on Windows Server 2008.
    1. Download the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP Refresh web bootstrapper and save it to your hard drive
    2. Extract the contents of the setup package by running vm_web.exe /x and choosing a path to extract to
    3. Go to the folder you extracted to in Step 2 and open the file baseline.dat in Notepad
    4. Look for the section named [gencomp7788]
    5. Change the value InstallOnLHS from 1 to 0
    6. Change the value InstallOnWin7Server from 1 to 0
    7. Save & Close baseline.dat
    8. Run Setup.exe from the folder you extracted to in Step 2
 
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