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Jun 25 2008   2:39AM GMT

Sorry, Windows Live programs cannot be installed on Windows Server 2008 :)

Michael Khanin Michael Khanin Profile: Michael Khanin

Recently, I’ve installed a Windows 2008 Server on my notebook. Then, I started to install all software that I’m using daily. Of course, MSN Messenger is on my ‘Must to have” list. As you may or may not know, Windows 2008 Server doesn’t support Windows Live Messenger. When you try to install it you’ll get the following error:

Sorry, Windows Live programs cannot be installed on Windows Server, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, or Windows operating systems earlier than Windows XP SP2

I have no idea why MS decided to do that, however after some searching I found the following MSI package which really works in Windows 2008 Server. It’s a silent install. It will install Messenger Live silently, just remember to reboot your system.

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