Deploy Windows Live Movie Maker / Live Essentials 2012

Microsoft has released a new version of the Live Essentials Suite. So it’s time to write a new Blogpost about the news and where you can download the full installer.

In Windows 7 and 8  Microsoft has decided not to include any of the Windows Live programs ( Messenger, Mail, Writer, Sky Drive, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Family Safety and Toolbar) if you have any user in your organization that want to use any of the programs you might want to deploy them using a MSI package or a script . 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 package 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 package install the features that you want 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 scratch your head to much when you see that Photo Gallery is installed even though you just selected Movie Maker

But where is the MSI?

The MSI file is located in C:\Windows\Installer
To find out exact what the files that you need is called you need to look in the registry.
Do a search for live in the following registry key.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\
UserData\S-1-5-18\Products

Go through the folders that look like 5DD3EF3C1E293CE4DBB628D29DE99819 and look in the folder called InstallProperties until 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 using the MSI to install the product remember the dependencies!!

Scripting the installation:

If you are more into scripting 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-all.exe /AppSelect:Messenger /SILENT  /QUIET

Additional switches:

  • AppSelect:[ProductID]
  • log:log_location
  • 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:
All
Familysafety
Mail
Messenger (Should not be installed is replaced by Skype)
MovieMaker
wlsync (Sky Drive)
Writer

User Experience

When you deploy a program in an enterprise environment you don’t want the user to answer any questions that can generate a support call because the user don’t know what to answer.

Add the following to the registry using Group Policy Preferences or a script.

Suppress the EULA

String Value:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live\Common TOUVersion=”16.0.0.0″

Skip Sign in to the Windows Live account in Photo Gallery

This is not required so why prompt the user to do it?

DWORD:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live\Photo Gallery
Value Name= SignInRemindersLeft
Value Data= 0

Don’t ask the user to change file associations for picture file types

Multi-String Value
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\Library

 DontShowAssociationsDialogExtensions

 .WDP
.BMP
.JFIF
.JPEG
.JPE
.JPG
.PNG
.TIF
.DIB
.TIFF
.ICO

 

Download the offline installation:

Arabic
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/ar/wlsetup-all.exe

Bulgarian
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/bg/wlsetup-all.exe

Catalan
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/ca/wlsetup-all.exe

Czech
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/cs/wlsetup-all.exe

Danish
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/da/wlsetup-all.exe

German
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/de/wlsetup-all.exe

Greek
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/el/wlsetup-all.exe

English
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/en/wlsetup-all.exe

Spanish
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/es/wlsetup-all.exe

Estonian
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/et/wlsetup-all.exe

Basque
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/eu/wlsetup-all.exe

Finnish
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/fi/wlsetup-all.exe

French
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/fr/wlsetup-all.exe

Gujarati
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/gu/wlsetup-all.exe

Hebrew
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/he/wlsetup-all.exe

Hindi
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/hi/wlsetup-all.exe

Croatian
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/hr/wlsetup-all.exe

Hungarian
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/hu/wlsetup-all.exe

Indonesian
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/id/wlsetup-all.exe

Italian
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/it/wlsetup-all.exe

Japanese
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/ja/wlsetup-all.exe

Canada
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/kn/wlsetup-all.exe

Korean
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/ko/wlsetup-all.exe

Lithuanian
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/lt/wlsetup-all.exe

Latvian
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/lv/wlsetup-all.exe

Malayalam
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/ml-in/wlsetup-all.exe

Marathi
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/mr/wlsetup-all.exe

Malay
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/ms/wlsetup-all.exe

Dutch
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/nl/wlsetup-all.exe

Norwegian (Bokmal)
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/no/wlsetup-all.exe

Polish
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/pl/wlsetup-all.exe

Portuguese (Brazil)
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/pt-br/wlsetup-all.exe

Portuguese (Portugal)
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/pt-pt/wlsetup-all.exe

Romanian
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/ro/wlsetup-all.exe

Russian
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/ru/wlsetup-all.exe

Slovak
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/sk/wlsetup-all.exe

Slovenian
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/sl/wlsetup-all.exe

Serbian-Cyrillic
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/sr-cyrl-cs/wlsetup-all.exe

Serbian-Latin
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/sr-latn-cs/wlsetup-all.exe

Swedish
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/sv/wlsetup-all.exe

Tamil
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/ta/wlsetup-all.exe

Telugu
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/te/wlsetup-all.exe

Thai
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/th/wlsetup-all.exe

Turkish
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/tr/wlsetup-all.exe

Ukrainian
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/uk/wlsetup-all.exe

Vietnamese
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/vi/wlsetup-all.exe

Chinese (Simplified)
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/zh-cn/wlsetup-all.exe

Chinese (Traditional)
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/zh-tw/wlsetup-all.exe

 

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14 Responses to Deploy Windows Live Movie Maker / Live Essentials 2012

  1. Anwar Mahmood says:

    Once installed, MSIs are unpacked to

    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Windows Live\.cache

    This is a *SYSTEM* folder, so it isn’t visible by default; configure Windows Explorer to show system files.

  2. Anwar Mahmood says:

    Also check

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\WLSetup for downloaded files. They have random names ending in .TMP, but they are digitally signed, so they are .MSIs and .EXEs and .MSUs.

  3. Christoffer Steding says:

    Thanks for the info Anwar.

  4. Denis says:

    Great thanks! Very useful article for me.

  5. Yudha says:

    Do you know how to disable the publish option on Photo Gallery? and other ‘sign-in’ option?

    Thank you.

  6. Morten Hansen says:

    Do you know where in registry I can turn off security warning when I open Movie Maker? The warning says: This page is accessing information not under its control. This poses a security risk. Do you want to continue?

  7. Andy says:

    You are a star

    Thanks

  8. Anders Hermansen says:

    Thanks for a greate article.
    Link for the Norwegain download, are not working..

    Anyone know how to deploy an uninstallation of Movie maker?
    I tried to add “/uninstall”, but it reinstalls insted.

  9. Anders Hermansen says:

    Solved by running this on local computer;
    c:\program files (x86)\windows live\installer\wlarp.exe” /cleanup:all /q

  10. Navin says:

    How I can deploy Moviemaker supressing the EULA, via SCCM.

  11. Navya says:

    Super, this was really helpful. A million Thanks for this article.

  12. cvcorv8 says:

    I would like only the Next programs have been installed : Mail and Movie Maker commande What do I need ? Should All Be silent install

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