Thursday, November 6, 2008

Live writer on Server OS ? Help !

Have you ever tried the Windows Live Writer ?
It is really nice and handy application that helps you with posts. I used to make my posts with it. But after the upgrade to Windows Server 2008 guess what ?

Windows Live Installer
Sorry, 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.

Why ???
So, please, if anybody has a solution to this behavior, please help!

P.S. No, I don not think that it is a solution to use a virtual machine with Windows XP just to use Live Writer. No way!

HEELP ! :)


Martin Kulov said...

ooh yeah,
I had that frustration also.
You must find an installation file and do not use the Web Installer.
The best way would be to run the installer on supported machine and grab the standalone msi as it is locally downloaded in your cache folder. Few sites in Internet also provide it if you are willing to risk :)

Anton Staykov said...

Thanks, I will check if I older instances of the MSI left over the time ;)
Although I personally do not understand why should not use Server OS as a primary development platform, and so - make advantage of all LIVE apps.

Galcho said...

Or you can just copy&paste Windows Live Writer files under "Program Files" folder from another computer if you have one...
Al least won't damage the machine...

Good luck

Anton Staykov said...

Ask the community they say, and it will respond! :)