Window Live Writer for Windows Server 2003

If you try to install WLW on Windows Server 2003, you will end up with the following stop message.

"Windows Live programs cannot be installed on Windows Server, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, or Windows operating systems earlier than Windows XP Service Pack 2."

Damned straight, isn’t it? But since we are hard core of geek fun, here is how to circumvent the restriction.

  1. Find an Windows XP machine (WMWare if I say) and install WLW using the downloaded installer (WLInstaller.exe)
  2. Copy C:\Program Files\Common Files\WindowsLiveInstaller\MsiSources\Install_{9176251A-4CC1-4DDB-B343-B487195EB397}.msi to your Windows Server 2003 machine
  3. Double click the msi and finish installation

It turns out that the downloaded WLInstaller.exe is just a loader and gate keeper so all we need to do is to grab the real msi.

See also

Windows Live Writer Beta3安裝於Windows Server 2003
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20 Responses to Window Live Writer for Windows Server 2003

  1. Viswow says:

    Thank you~

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