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The only property you need to use is IAGREE=Yes. No extra shortcuts or toolbar will be installed. The other properties only work in the UI sequence. I prefer to build a transform in which I put the property, the preventautoupdate registry key and remove the autorun registry key.

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To get the MSI's from Install_Messenger.exe user:
Create a folder such as C:\TEMP

Open command line and navigate to where WLM Setup is saved
Execute Install_Messenger.exe /C /T:C:\TEMP

This will dump the MSI's in C:\TEMP
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works fine with this commandline:

msiexec /i MsnMsgs.msi IAGREE="Yes" ALLOWRHAPSODY="" ADDLINKS="" ADDBHO="" SETHOMEPAGE="" /qb-
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I've created a Transformation to install Live Messenger via GPO.

This mst is very similar to MSN Messenger one, changes are in the new property Values for, e.g., Sign-in software included in the Live Messenger.

Make sure that in your profile your %SYSTEMDRIVE%\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Local Settings\Temp directory is empty.

You can now start the executable Install_Messenger.EXE. Do not execute anything just browse via the explorer to the above specified directory. There you can find the file you need to use for deployment (MsnMsgs.MSI). This file is usually in %temp\IXP000.TMP. Copy the file to your sharepoint / unc file location. Edit the file MsnMsgs.msi with ORCA.

Here's what you need to do:

1) In the Feature table, you need to change the MsgrFeat attributes value from 24 to 16 (this removes the disallow advertise attribute)

2) You need to add a populated AdvtExecuteSequence table to the package. The easiest method is to export the AdvtExecuteSequence table from the sequence.msi sample package included in the Windows Installer SDK. Then use the import table functionality to import the advtExecuteSequence table into the messenger package.

Here's what my AdvtExecuteSequence table looks like:

CostInitialize 800
CostFinalize 1000
InstallValidate 1400
InstallInitialize 1500
CreateShortcuts 4500
RegisterClassInfo 4600
RegisterExtensionInfo 4700
RegisterProgIdInfo 4800
RegisterMIMEInfo 4900
PublishComponents 6200
MsiPublishAssemblies 6250
PublishFeatures 6300
PublishProduct 6400
InstallFinalize 6600

Once this package is fixed up, you should be able to add it for deployment (note that you have to fix the package before you configure it for deployment).

Then open Property table and Modify IAGREE to "Yes" then add the following rows:

ADDBHO = "No-ADDBHO"
ADDLINKS = "No-AddLinks"
SETHOMEPAGE = "No-SetMyHomePage"

That's it.

Thanks to koevoets215 for his post about MSN Messenger 6.x and to ElWygo for MSN 7.5.
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The option to disable autorun in the group policy editor doesn't work with this version of messenger, instead I used the tip David Carlin gave at : http://blog.case.edu/djc6/2006/01/11/disable_msn_messenger_auto_run_via_group_policy

This one does work and will prevent messenger from auto loading. It's a feature I tried to incorporate in the package file, but messenger updates the registry value every time it is started effectively nullifying the package effect.
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This was related to problem with MSN setup not executing from a network share refer to this post: http://www.appdeploy.com/messageboards/tm.asp?m=21554

The way to solve this problem is not execute the MSI directly but copy it first via a Batch file or any other mechanism to a local machine and then run it.

1. Try to create a mechanism wherein you copy this MSI to a local temp folder and after that you delete, do not run the same from the share directly.

2. I created a batch file which copies this msi to the local directory and after completion it deletes it,

Hope this would be a help to all those people who are facing this issue.

Regards,
Bhupesh Mansukhani
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Following up on artini's note, you can extract the Messenger MSI's from the download executable using /C /T:<path> command line parameters.

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Here is how I did:
Extracted installmessenger.exe and
Edited the following entries

InstallUISequence
CheckAddBHOCheckBox = 0
CheckAddToolbarCheckBox = 0
CheckAddLinksCheckBox = 0
CheckSetHomePageCheckBox = NOT(CURRENTIEHOMEPAGE ~>< "msn") AND (CURRENTIEHOMEPAGE ~>< "msn")

property
IAGREE=1
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I found out that the following note from MSN Messenger 7.X (http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=490) doesnt work for Live Messenger 8.1.0178:

>If you want to disable MSN Messenger from AutoUpdating:
>
>Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
>Key: Software\ Policies\ Microsoft\ Messenger\ Client
>Name: PreventAutoUpdate
>Type: REG_DWORD
>Value: 1

First I downloaded Live Messenger 8.1.0178 and applied the above, and the other things in KB notes (for Messenger 8.x) to a MST.

I distributed the package with SMS 2003 to a locked-down user. I still get the message that: "There is a later version of this application, you need administrative rights to install it".
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Another way to disable autorun is to remove the registry entry 'HkcuAutoLaunch' from the registry table.

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This command line installs Windows Live Messenger 2009 silent and unattended:

WLSetup.exe /silent /configfile: config.txt

See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943595/en-us for config.txt syntax and URL for WLSetup.exe.
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Download the latest version of Windows Live Messenger.
Use this command to silently install the client without the other crap.

wlsetup-all.exe /AppSelect:Messenger /NOTOOLBARCEIP /NOCEIP /NOHOMEPAGE /NOLAUNCH /NOMU /NOSEARCH /SILENT

no toolbar ceip configuration
/NOTOOLBARCEIP

no search configuration
/NOSEARCH

no homepage configuration
/NOHOMEPAGE

messenger only configuration
/MESSENGERONLY

no CEIP configuration
/NOCEIP

no MU configuration
/NOMU

non-strict dependency configuration
/NOSTRICT

no launch configuration
/NOLAUNCH

silent/quiet configuration
/SILENT
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re: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943595/en-us and the /configfile option

Windows Live 2009 ignores that config.txt. You must download the oem verison of Windows Live 2008 from that microsoft link for the config.txt to work.
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8.0.0787.00

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MsiExec.exe /I{7A837109-E671-470D-B489-F1EBE471D220}

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