Running Microsoft Live Messenger Under Server 2003

If you just try and install it normally from the Microsoft Live website, the installer Bork’s and tells you that its not for Server 2003.

Its just that the installer does not work under the 2003, not Messenger itself.

The solution is to.

  1. Hunt down version 8.0.XXX.
  2. Install it.
  3. Let it upgrade itself.
  4. Joy!

I installed Windows Live Messenger 8.0.0787 and it worked fine on Server 2003 R2

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About metawrap

CTO Massive Interactive. Ex Computer Whiz Kid - Now Grumpy Old Guru.
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2 Responses to Running Microsoft Live Messenger Under Server 2003

  1. Hi, what version did yours upgrade to?
    The latest version I could download was 8.1.0178.00, this installed fine, however when it prompts to upgrade itself it fails the same as a fresh v8.5 release.

  2. Robz says:

    Click on the link in Step 1

    Even after upgrading I only have 8.1.0178.00

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