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Command Line
Here are the command line switches to install MSN 7.x silently, agreeing to the EULA question, not having the toolbar installed, nor the MSN search engine, and setting the home page to null.

MsnMsgs.msi IAGREE="Yes" ADDEXPLORERTOOLBAR="" SETSEARCHENGINE="" SETHOMEPAGE="" /qb-

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Command Line
To uninstall MSN Messenger v7.0 use this:

msiexec /qn /x {ABEB838C-A1A7-4C5D-B7E1-8B4314600816}
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Note
This note is about deploying MSN Messenger 7.x via Active Directory GPO Software Distribution.

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Download the MSN Messenger 7.0 from the below link:

http://messenger.msn.com/Download/?mkt=en-us

Click on the link on the bottom called Download and Install Later.
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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_MSN_MESSENGER_DL.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). 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).

That's all!!

All credits goto koevoets215 for his post about MSN Messenger 6.x, this is exactly the same...

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With a few changes MSN Messenger 7.5 (and, I expect, 7.0) can be assigned to computers and users rather than published. The following are my working changes - someone who knows MSI internals might be able to shorten the list.

Use Orca or your favourite MSI editor to make these changes:

* In the Features table set MsgrFeat to 16 instead of 24
* Create the AdvtExecuteSequence table - the values supplied by ElWygo work fine (they are the first and last columns of each row - the middle column is NULL)
* Set or create entries in the Property table:

IAGREE = Yes
ADDEXPLORERTOOLBAR = "No-AddExplorerToolbar"
SETSEARCHENGINE = "No-SetSearchEngine"
SETHOMEPAGE = "No-SetHomepage"
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The above info works perfectly,

however one extra property you can add, is ADDLINKS - AddLinks

This will add shortcuts to desktop and quicklaunch bar. I found if i didnt set this link i couldnt get any shortcuts to appear when i deployed passively or silently, then i added this property and my problem was resolved.
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Command Line
I installed 7.5 directly, via:

Install_MSN_Messenger.exe /C:"msiexec.exe /i MsnMsgs.msi /qb-! IAGREE='' ADDEXPLORERTOOLBAR='' SETSEARCHENGINE='' SETHOMEPAGE=''"
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Command Line
If you run the setup with the /c switch you will be prompted for the location for the extracted file.
Install_MSN_Messenger.exe /c
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Note
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
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7.5.0311.0

Uninstall String

MsiExec.exe /I{CEB3A11A-03EA-11DA-BFBD-00065BBDC0B5} MsiExec.exe /I{BAFD3C1E-03EC-11DA-BFBD-00065BBDC0B5}

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