In Windows 7 Microsoft has decided to not include any of the Windows Live programs ( Messenger, Mail, Writer, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Family Safety and Toolbar) if you have any user in your organisation that want to use any of the programs you might want to deploy them using a MSI package . But when you try to download the program from http://download.live.com you only get an .exe file that then will download the programs that you want to install.
To get the whole Windows Live pakage in one file use the links at the bottom of this page.
You now have the installer directly from Microsoft’s download site.
When you have downloaded the pakage install the features that you whant to use on a test computer. When the installation has finished you will see that some of the programs have dependencies to each other. To get Movie Maker to work you have to have Photo Gallery installed. And to get Photo Gallery to work you need Microsoft SQL 2005 Compact edition. So don’t scrath your head to much when you see that Photo Gallery is installed even though you just selected Movie Maker in the setup and then you also got Microsoft SQL 2005 Compact edition.
Now over to where to find the MSI version of the installation.
The MSI file is located in C:\Windows\Installer the folder installer is a hiden folder so you need to show hiden folders.
To find out exact what the files that you need is called you can look in the registry in in this folder:
I have also found it in
Go trough the folders that look like 5DD3EF3C1E293CE4DBB628D29DE99819 and look in the folder called InstallProperties untill you find the right program. When you have found the program look for LocalPackage and there is the path to the MSI for that program.
If you are more of a scripting guy / girl you can also do a scripted installation of the Windows Live Programs. To do that download wlsetup-all.exe the same way as above.
Here are the different command line options that you can play with:
Exampel: WLSetup.exe /AppSelect:Messenger
Additional switches are as follows:
- AppSelect:[ProductID] or ![ProductID]
- NOToolbarCEIP (to not opt into Toolbar CEIP)
- NOhomepage (to not set home page defaults)
- Nolaunch (blocks all applications from running automatically after your installation is complete)
- NOMU (to opt the computer into Microsoft Update)
- nosearch (to not set search defaults)
- q (for a silent/unattended install)
ProdID’s for the command line:
auto-select products configuration
no toolbar ceip configuration
no search configuration
no homepage configuration
messenger only configuration
no CEIP configuration
no MU configuration
non-strict dependency configuration
no launch configuration
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