iCloud sync stops working, or you get an error message on startup that says: The procedure entry point _objc_init_image could not be located in the dynamic link library objc.dll’ and will not start.
Apple has configured newer versions of iCloud (version 3+, I believe) to only work on Windows 7 or 8, but there’s no reason you can’t use it on Windows Server operating systems.
You’ll need about 3 minutes, and two utilities.
- Install 7-zip.
- Install Orca, a Microsoft-provided MSI editor.
- Orca is bundled with the Windows SDK, and getting it out of that bundle isn’t straightforward, so I’ve extracted it, and zipped it up so you can get it as a standalone program.
- Download the iCloud control panel installer, if you haven’t already
- Open iCloudSetup.exe with 7-zip.
- Right-click it
- Select 7-zip > Open with 7-zip
- Extract the appropriate version of iCloud somewhere (usually this is iCloud64)
- Open Orca, and open the iCloud MSI you just extracted
- Go to the LaunchCondition table
- Change this line:
(VersionNT >= 601) AND (MsiNTProductType = 1)
(VersionNT >= 601) AND (MsiNTProductType = 3)
- Save and quit
You should then be able to install iCloud on your Windows Server OS using the MSI you just modified.