XXsplit

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  1. howdy... He is talking about the office.rar link provided by the Office XP/2K3 36mb *.pdf guide... I never used it but i know i downloaded it a while ago... Recently my AV has detected "installer.exe" in the archive as being a Trojan so I deleted the file... (I'm using KAV and i know it can be very sensitive so the file may actually not be a virus... FYI KAV was declaring it as Trojan.Win32.Agent.kl but there seem to be no documentation on this)... This may be the reason why the file was nuked... Maybe a Mod or Admin could confirm or not... For those of you in need of silent 7zS.sfx have a look Here for a great guide... PS: Yes the 7zS.sfx module for later versions is NOT included with the 7zip Installer and needs to be downloaded aside. You will find it in the Extra Modules Pack. Hope this helps...
  2. hmmm.... well t-b-x, i think i've found where the pb was coming from and edited my post... check in "%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data" folder to see if you have any MSI***.LOG files there (in the machine you're testing silent install on)... If it's the case and the error msg is your serial number than you might want to redo your *.MST file with the not so new method i posted... lol Sorry it took so long... letme know... As for the splitstreaming part I have no pbs and the installed version is 7.0.5... not sure what is wrong here...
  3. All right then gelome.... I'll edit... lol (Now you're into it deep... lmao) ... Txs for the code there.... I use the silent installs from an external HD after having installed and rebooted my XP so i guess StartX was the missing part... I'll try it though since those dual layer DVD's are getting cheaper... lol...
  4. Arkymedes txs for that precious info... i'm sure it'll help out a few peeps using other language versions of office... Bry, as much as i would like to help you out i can't....lol... the reason is i never had to modify my shrink.ini so i don't know what it looks like... lol I will have a go at it as soon as i have a min to myself and will get back to u if i find anything wrong with what you posted... In the meanwhile the only advice i can give you is.... Do it again and again to test out the results... lol Good luck
  5. hmmm... well if i'm right you are attempting to install the version in a method that requires MSI 3.1 installer to be active at a time where it's not... lol As i pointed i haven't tested it in an unattended windows install yet.... just don't have the time right now.... But if my guess is right, you would need to include StartX.exe in the your 7zip archive so as to have it installed in svpack.inf timeframe... I'll be testing it very soon (hopefully my boss won't have managed to use me 2 much....)and will let u know ASAP... Till then ya might want to google for startx and search for topics related to it here... Hope this helps....
  6. hmmmm.... Well t-b-x not sure really what your pb is... I haven't tested it yet in real unattended setup (ie integrated to an unattended XP install CD)... Maybe that's where the pb is... Quick thinking (yeah i know ya prolly allready checked it a 1000 times but every one gets blind after n hours behind a screen and f**** up an install coz of a lousy " that should or shouldn't be there once in a while).... lol - Have you inserted the code as is ? AcroPro.msi TRANSFORMS=AcroPro.mst /qn - Are you uising WinRAR to Xtract to a "temp folder" ? - What version of WinRAR are you using... - Have you updated 7.0.5 from the original untouched source (7.0) or are you doing the operation on an allready updated source (7.0.x) ? - You've tried changing the compression and use 7zip instead. Are you getting the same results ? - Not really sure what you mean here... (XXsplit <---- Eternal n00b )... btw.... maybe you could post your compression settings using 7zip if you're using the cmd prompt method coz the best result i got using the GUI was like 5mb less and 30min xtra time for compression... Also.... is anyone aware on how to use UPX compression as well as 7zip ? Does it work on this type of Admin Install point ? Well let us know t-b-x if ya manage to get through coz i've gone through the making and install process a few times to try and recreate your pb but no luck... lol (might want to post the error message if any).
  7. Right guys.... thank you.... marek722... This is a great piece of code you're handing us here... ... It took me while to get it through, iunno, not really reading the tutorial... lol... but i finaly managed to get my first updated Office 2003 MUI SP1 language pack running perfectly... using this method... tCP... Dude i'll never thank ya enough for your little batch...lol... I can tell ya there's a lot to delete on a full MUI 6CD set... well i'll get working on the other 49 languages left... lol... Txs again...
  8. hehe... yup... i'm a couple of days late.... lol As for theactivation well i guess i'll have to figure something else... lol... ain't this xtra work just a real pain... Well.... I'm glad the guide helped ya.... Currently working on a bigger project involving MUI's on xp 2k 2k3 o2k3 and... hmmm... all **** MUIs i can find... lol If i ever make it there ( **** office MUI admin is about 7.2 Gigs... lol) i might just write another one.... I'll keep this one updated as much as i can....
  9. Ok.... so since this a patch file (*.msp when xtracted) then i guess the first technique i suggested will fail.... Time to change plans... lol What you will need: - Your Adobe Acrobat 7 Pro Original source and Serial key for your Transform. - Adobe Acrobat 7.0.5 Professional Update- English, French, German and Japanese Here. - InstallShield Tuner 7.0 for Adobe Acrobat. Here - WinRAR Here. - A virtual machine to work on (Not mandatory but very useful). - MS "Open Cmd Here" powertoy (Again... not mandatory but useful). - An icon of your choice in the *.ico format. 1 - Create your Admin Install: Create a Folder named AcroPro in the "C:" drive of your virtual machine. Insert your CD, Open a cmd prompt in your CD dir and use the following code... setup.exe /a When asked to choose a destination folder use your newly created "AcroPro" folder. 2 - Patch your Admin Install with the latest "Adobe Acrobat 7.0.5 Professional Update" - First you've got to xtract the content of the 7.0.5 Update into a Folder you will name "705" and place in your "C:" dir on your virtual machine... - Now for the patching... Open a cmd prompt in your "705" dir and use the folowing code... msiexec /p Ac705PrP_efgj.msp /a C:\AcroPro\AcroPro.msi /qb! 3 - Create the *.MST Transform... If you haven't intalled your "InstallShield Tuner 7.0 for Adobe Acrobat" on your virtual machine it's about the right time to do so... ! - When prompted for the required *.itw file (which has disapeared with the admin Install) use the one in your original source "AcroPro.itw" and then open the "AcroPro.msi" that is in your "AcroPro" folder (NOT the Original one).... By default your *.mst file will be created in your "AcroPro" Folder and named "AcroPro.mst". ! - When you're done with *MST settings don't forget to save before exiting . 4 - The Silent Installer... At this point you will only need WinRAR to create a completely silent *.exe Select all the files in your "AcroPro" Folder (including the AcroPro.mst) and create a WinRAR SFX Archive... Here's for the options... GUI - General Tab Name: whatever you want Format: rar Compression: best Create sfx Create Solid archive Put recovery record - Advanced Tab -> SFX Options | General Tab Run After extraction: msiexec /i AcroPro.msi TRANSFORMS=AcroPro.mst /qn - Advanced Tab -> SFX Options | Mode Tab Temporary mode: Unpack to temporary folder Silent mode: Hide All Overwrite mode: Overwrite all files (but that's for you to decide...) - Advanced Tab -> SFX Options | Text & Icon Tab Load SFX icon from the file (If you have an *.ico file to include). And that's it.... validate your choices by clicking OK and your new silent installer is here.... Stats: - Original Source Before Admin Install 236mb - Admin Install Point patched with 7.0.5 Update 590mb - Silent Installer 221mb Ok... same as for previous method, this is no miracle solution and software still needs to be activated on first use... Well untill someone post a way to transfer it with the install... Edit : - As stated by targa and t-b-x there was a pb when trying to use the silent install... The archive uncompresses and nothing happens... - After days of nightmares I finaly found out that the *.MST (Originaly created with Wise Install Tailor) was probably the pb... It wouldn't pass on the serial parameter correctly and thus stopping the Install after archive uncompressed... Post has now been edited and the *.MST should not have this pb anymore... (Really sorry for all ya peeps that have been going nuts on this lately...). Since a lot of you seem to be using the 7zip method here it is... Thank you gelome for providing us with the StartX code and testing it for us... lol... I can now confirm that this code works... What you will need: - 7zip... Here - A reshacked version of 7zS.sfx module (For completely silent install). Info Here & Extra 7zip Module Pack - StartX.exe Here Steps 1 to 3 remain the same... 4 - Creating the silent Installer... If you haven't installed 7zip yet it's the right time to do so... - copy/paste your "StartX.exe" into your "AcroPro" Folder, select all the files in the folder (including your *.MST file and StartX.exe) and make a *.7z archive (Using LZMA method at Ultra compression Level) that you will name "AcroPro.7z"... - At this point you should copy/paste you reshacked 7zS.sfx module into your "AcroPro" folder and create your config.txt file... Use the code submitted by gelome and save your *.txt file as UTF-8 in the same folder... ;!@Install@!UTF-8! RunProgram="StartX.exe /WAIT \"msiexec /i AcroPro.msi TRANSFORMS=AcroPro.mst /qn\"" ;!@InstallEnd@! - Now you can open a cmd prompt from "AcroPro" folder and use the following code to create your self extracting silent installer... copy /b 7zS.sfx + config.txt + AcroPro.7z AcroPro.exe Seems we are now done... Stats: - Original Source Before Admin Install 236mb - Admin Install Point patched with 7.0.5 Update 590mb - Silent Installer 165mb Txs for your comments... Let me know if something is missing or incorrect....
  10. hehe.... Glad ya found it usefull Greenthumb... Maybe you could post some kind of method or hint on how to proceed using AutoIt for the registration part.... (I'm kinda n00b when it comes to AutoIt... ).
  11. hehe.... glad the tutorial helped ya out h11... (don't forget the great coder of this app... the one & unique buckeyeXP... .... hmmm by the way.... still very interested in source or tips on where to start buckeyeXP....lol). Hmmm.... note that using the exact same technique and same Office 2003 Resource Kit to create your *.MST you can: - Create an admin install of your Office 2003 PTK - Splitstream the PTK SP2 into the admin install - Create your Unattended.MST for PTK with Office 2003 Resource Kit - Use the 7zip technique to get a compressed silent instal off 520mb more or less.... (Original splitstreamed admin source around 1.2Gigs). What you need: - Your Office 2003 PTK source CD - Office 2003 PTK SP2 Here - Office 2003 Resource Kit Here - 7zip Here - A reshacked version of 7zS.sfx module Info Here Now buckeyeXP.... time to integrate a new feature to enable the same shrinking capacities on PTK... ;p
  12. ok... what i've noticed... totoymola's switches indeed work great.... mucho txs... (where did you get these...lol... been going nuts with Installshield X and orca... )... Oh yeah... and no luck either on those no reboot switches Orsi... You are not alone... lol Iv'e also noticed that modifying the "conf.txt" in your "Nero 7 Ultra Edition\Redist\Config" folder would alter the choices available in GUI mode... Unfortunately it seems this file is used by "setupX.exe" and not by NeroSuite.msi, thus installing the entire suite if you don't use a transform... Would you know of a way to keep install silent but still using setupX.exe ... If I think right that would allow to safely delete from the source the unwanted modules and create a tailored silent install without the need to use or make a transform... hmmm... Leme know...
  13. hmmm... Quick thinking... - What type office install do you have... Silent ?.... (lol... that was for fun... ;p)... but more seriously what method and what type of install have you used for your Office... - Are you sure your Office install works the way you want it to work using your switches in an attended install... Have you tested it working on a virtual machine. - Have you created your cmdlines.txt... Yeah i know you read the guide... lol... just making sure... - Are u installing other applications with runonceex and are they installing ?... The Office ref post (for me anyways) Here... Yeah it's 49 pages long.... lmao.... but every single one is usefull.... (specialy the last one.... muhahaha... now ya can all flame me... ). Hope this helps...
  14. Hmmm.... Well h11 not really sure what your pb could be but, as far as i know... 1) Office 2003 Original source (ie with no updates at all) only needs SP2 and KB904631 to be fully up to date... 2) Most of the errors people get with buckeyeXP's Office Shrinker occur because it is run on a machine that has had Office software installed at one time... Not sure if it's your case though... ! - As a reminder, it is mandatory that NO Office software be installed on the virtual machine you are working with prior to running the Office Shrinker. If you've installed it to get your *.OPS file ready, simply uninstalling Office will not work... You will need to reclone your virtual machine... Well i hope you'll get it to work.... It tok me ages the first time i remember.... lol
  15. hehe... mucho txs seapagan... This is what i call an info.... Have never even thought that type of tool existed... After testing it.... it works.... XP SP2 anyways... lol... might as well edit my previous post...