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Why can't I install the latest Wireshark on Windows Server?

asked 2019-04-12 21:44:35 +0000

jsant gravatar image

updated 2019-04-12 22:50:27 +0000

Guy Harris gravatar image

I get a message saying vista is not supported even though vista is not the operating system.

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On what version of Windows Server are you trying to install it?

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2019-04-12 22:52:26 +0000 )edit

And did you get the message

    Windows Vista is no longer supported.
    Please install Wireshark 2.2 instead.
Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2019-04-14 03:13:39 +0000 )edit

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answered 2019-04-13 11:53:28 +0000

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See the System Requirements from the Users Guide. If the installer is mis-identifying the platform as Vista, it's likely that the server is Windows 2008 which is no longer supported.

See the LifeCycle Wiki page for info on which versions of Wireshark are supported on platforms. For Server 2008 this is 2.2.

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If the installer is mis-identifying the platform as Vista...

...then the NSIS code

  ReadRegStr $R2 HKLM \
  "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" InstallationType

in GetWindowsVersion.nsh is reading a string other than "Server" from the Registry on Windows Server 2008 (assuming code flow in NSIS language works the way it does in other languages, it looks as if, were it not to read either "Client" nor "Server" from the registry, it'd fall into the same code that handles "Client").

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2019-04-14 03:22:53 +0000 )edit

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