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buckeyeXP

Office Shrinker [reduce source of o2k3/xp/2k]

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I was thinking, If i make a Office Shrink on a heavy Nlited CD. ( virtuall everything apart from IE ) Then shouldn't in theory this office include all the extras you need to install office. And therefore work on most system?

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Hello buckeyeXP

I wish that Office Shrinker can support Hebrew Version.

Can u create a shrinker for HEB Lang ?

thank you

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Hello buckeyeXP 

I wish that Office Shrinker can support Hebrew Version.

Can u create a shrinker for HEB Lang ?

thank you

Also can you create shrinker can support polish (PL) language?

thanks

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Strange enough I get an error message containg the following :

Could not locate language file amslng.9

I selected the correct source directory :

D:\Office (where all cd source files are located)

And output directory :

D:\OfficeShrinked

I try to do a shrink from a clean winxp install within vmware.

Conclusion is the program halts on the error and doesn't contnue shrinking.

ANy suggestions are very welcome.

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Hey Buckeye,

I'm glad to see that your script has help so many people. I'm still having trouble. I'm using a fresh install of WinXP on VMWare. No programs have been installed at all.

When I run the script imediately I get this message: "For imformation on usage and command line parameters, see Setup.htm"

Then office shrink appears to be doing it's thing. At the end I get I get a "Complete" dialog box that tells:

Time to Complete: 7min

New Space on disk: 7 MB

Number of files copied: 0

Here are my log files:

office:

2005-04-17 13:20:43 :  
2005-04-17 13:20:43 : <---  LOG OPENED  --->
2005-04-17 13:20:45 : <---  Language Settings Chosen  --->
2005-04-17 13:20:45 : Language: English
2005-04-17 13:20:45 : language directory : 1033
2005-04-17 13:20:45 : retry : &Retry
2005-04-17 13:20:45 : Error window title : Microsoft Office
2005-04-17 13:20:45 : Error : Error
2005-04-17 13:20:53 : Office Source : c:\office\
2005-04-17 13:20:59 : Office Target : C:\office shrunk\
2005-04-17 13:21:07 : Office Setup EXE file : SETUP.EXE
2005-04-17 13:21:09 : Office Setup MST file : Unattended.MST
2005-04-17 13:21:09 : Setup File Version:11.0.5510.0
2005-04-17 13:21:09 : Setup File Version: Office 2003
2005-04-17 13:21:09 : <---------------------------------->
2005-04-17 13:21:09 : Source Files Necessicary for setup Copied to: C:\office shrunk\FILES\SETUP\*.*
2005-04-17 13:21:09 : .
2005-04-17 13:21:09 : ..
2005-04-17 13:21:09 : SETUP.INI
2005-04-17 13:21:09 : <---------------------------------->
2005-04-17 13:21:10 : <---------------------------------->
2005-04-17 13:21:10 : Source Files Necessicary for setup Copied to: C:\office shrunk\FILES\PFILES\MSOFFICE\OFFICE11\1033\011\*.*
2005-04-17 13:21:10 : .
2005-04-17 13:21:10 : ..
2005-04-17 13:21:10 : SKU011.XML
2005-04-17 13:21:10 : <---------------------------------->
2005-04-17 13:21:10 : <---------------------------------->
2005-04-17 13:21:10 : Source Files Necessicary for setup Copied to: C:\office shrunk\*.*
2005-04-17 13:21:10 : .
2005-04-17 13:21:10 : ..
2005-04-17 13:21:10 : AUTORUN.INF
2005-04-17 13:21:10 : FILES
2005-04-17 13:21:10 : OWC11.MSI
2005-04-17 13:21:10 : PRO11.MSI
2005-04-17 13:21:10 : README.HTM
2005-04-17 13:21:10 : SETUP.EXE
2005-04-17 13:21:10 : SETUP.HTM
2005-04-17 13:21:10 : Unattended.MST
2005-04-17 13:21:10 : <---------------------------------->
2005-04-17 13:21:10 : Command Run: C:\office shrunk\SETUP.EXE /qb /laceimow "C:\office2.log" TRANSFORMS=C:\office shrunk\Unattended.MST
2005-04-17 13:21:10 : <--- Exclamation Sound Muted/removed: %SystemRoot%\media\Windows XP Exclamation.wav
2005-04-17 13:21:10 : Waiting for 'Error' Window to become visible...
2005-04-17 13:28:10 : 'Error' Window visible.
2005-04-17 13:42:44 : <--- Shrinkage Complete --->
2005-04-17 13:42:45 : <--- Exclamation Sound readded: %SystemRoot%\media\Windows XP Exclamation.wav
2005-04-17 13:42:45 : <--- TIME Shrink Program running: 22 min
2005-04-17 13:42:45 : <--- NEW SIZE ON DISK: 7 MB
2005-04-17 13:42:45 : <---LOG CLOSED  -->
2005-04-17 13:42:45 :  

office2

C:\office2.log
Detected Windows Info:
 PlatformId = 2
 MajorVersion = 5
 MinorVersion = 1
 ServicePackLevel = 2
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Launch Setup
4/17/2005 1:21:10 PM
Recognized command line switch qb
Recognized command line switch laceimow
** Switching to new log file passed on command line. **
4/17/2005 1:21:10 PM

Found property assignment: TRANSFORMS=C:\office
Found property name: shrunk\Unattended.MST, but did not find equal sign.
Failed to query chaining key for main task name.


***** Setup exits
4/17/2005 1:21:47 PM
(return = -203)

shink:

[Language]
lang=English
dir=1033
retry=&Retry
title=Microsoft Office
error=Error
[Directory]
Office Source=c:\office\
Office Target=C:\office shrunk\
[Files]
Office Setup EXE file=SETUP.EXE
Office Setup MST file=Unattended.MST
[Version]
Number=11.0.5510.0

Thanks

RideGuy

EDIT: I had a space in my destination folder name (c:\office shrunk). When I took the space away (c:\officeshrunk) it worked great. Thanks for the help buckeye.

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Thanx for this program guy!

This is the french version of shrink.ini (see attachment) ;)

Kal

shrink.ini

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What am I doing wrong?

- clean XP install no office

- latest office shrink program

- followed guide: administrative point,slipstreamed hotfixes,etc...

- created MST file

I use a Dutch version of Office 2003 Proff.

post-21420-1114348768_thumb.jpg

office.log.txt

shrink.ini

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I found out that this edit to the ini file fixed my problem.

I think this could be usefull to other non stand. version using people.

You have to look for the error dialog message and input the correct title and again fields...

shrink.ini

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:hello:

everythink is ok for the french version !!! :thumbup

thank you buckeyeXP for all your job !!!

here is the french tutorial made by me

tuto.pdf

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anyone got a dutch version shronk?

Can't seem to get it working...

after modifieing shrink.ini to correct settings(few posts back) it reports success but when installing the progress bar installs for a minute but then just returns...it progresses back to zero:s

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i get en error pretty much right away that the source is corrupt.

i tried a without deselecting ANYTHING the last couple times and it did nothing. i thought it was the slipstream but no i tried just the admin install from the disc untouch and no go.

is this because im using the small business cd? i basically just want to strip it down to word and excel and thats it.

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can you make a Klingon language pack?

j/k thanks!

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I'm having trouble with OfficeShrink... I did everything according to the guide, unattended install works perfectly... but when I start the shrink tool it goes wrong

as soon as the installation begins, I get this error (its from the AutoIt script I am sure, because when I click OK, the icon of OfficeShrink in the rightcorner disappears!)

Using VirtualPC, Office 2003 Dutch with SP1 and 2 more updates.

Did a CLEAN WinXPsp2+ryanvm (dutch) updatepack on virtualPC.

officeshrinkerror1jl.jpg

Please help!

Edited by ZileXa
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Would anyone get me a shrinked office? Dont have the office CD to make it ...! :(;)

Thanks :P

I can get the server to host it ... Ill just create an FTP account so someone can upload it.

I would really apreciated guys ...! Thanks!

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Thanks, It's a great tool indeed ... :lol:

But i cannot make it work. the PDF on the first post is Old.. Download from PDF also not available. It would be great if the author update the First post of this topic to point where are the latest files and also for moderators it's really painful going through all the replys .. and definitly take a lot of time..

I wish it'll going to work .. just now i know i need a clean xp install to do..

Also if possible make a single post about all the trick needed to be done.. It could be the first topic of the post..

:thumbup Anyway GOOD WORK.. :yes:

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Hi buckeyexp

Could you please add lang = Traditional Chinese(Taiwan)=1028

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first off sry i didnt feel like searching for an answer for this, its 8:19am here and i just wanted to post this and go to sleep. with that aside heres my problem:

i have the problem mentioned in the office shrink PDF where the MSI starts configing stuff then "rolls back" i looked at the logs and couldnt really find anything since it creates alot of errors normally. my shrunk directory is the right size, i think its around 120mb or so, and i read Asta's (not even gonna ask why he's banned, although i am curious) answer in the PDF and it didnt really help me out at all, since i didnt 7zip my folder ill recreate the logs if thats what you guys need. also im not using a vm i have like 40gb free and decided to use my newly (almost) completed UA to test my start.bat since a VM took to long each time. alright im gong to sleep now....

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@BuckeyeXP

Hi!!

OfficeShrink is a really cool idea :)

AutoIT is indeed the perfect tool for this :D

Just a thought.. why don't you post the sourcecode so we all can post

our modifications. Maybe this would lead to a real "Universal Office Shrinkage Tool" :D

Tell me what you think!!

grtz!

JJ

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HEY FRIEND I BEG FOR YOUR HELP. PLEASE HELP ME. YOUR APP. SHRINK IS THE MEDICINE OF MY PROBLEM. BUT MY LANGUAGE IS TURKISH SO I CANT USE IT AS I WANT. WHY NOT PREPARE A GUIDE FOR OTHER LANGUAGES. THAT IS A GENERIC LANGUAGE. IN THIS WAY THE OTHER USERS WITH DIFFERENT LANGUAGES CAN PREPARE THEIR OWN EASYLY.

IF ITS HARD FOR YOU OR IF YOU'RE NOT SUITABLE CAN YOU MAKE IT FOR TURKISH PLEASE? OR IS THERE ANYTHING THAT I HAVE TO DO ? PLEASE HELP...

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hello everyone... i know it has been a while...

Im cooking up something new, a bigger and better office shrink:

  • Ability to create an Administrative Installation Point
  •   Slipstream service packs and other updates
  • Obviously the ability to shrink office
  • Hopefully ability to 7zip baised on Astalavista's guide

I just started working on this, it is about 25% done. 

No promises yet but i want to try and eliminate the need to run shrink on a clean system (i.e.: virtual machine) and hopefully eliminate language problems.  :unsure: 

ill keep everybody posted with my progress... :yes:

Hello buckeyeXP, i know it`s been a long time but, are you still cooking or has this project gone rotten? :}

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yes, i know it has been a while. Finals this week then ill let you guys play with it.

it is almost done except for a few little things.

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Wonderful, lookin forward to it, and good luck with your finals. :thumbup

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hi all,

Anyone can post the "Set Features" screenshots (in ORK) with differents components selected ? In fact, I have all disabled, and I have selected Full Word and certain commun components, but the setup won't finish the install ...

EDIT: Finally, I re-check my mst and all works great ...

PS: I have create a full updated source of my office 2003 :thumbup , I'm happy ! :P

EDIT: Good job for this great AutoIt script !

Edited by sonic
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Hi,

I just finished my shrinking and all went well at the first time :D .

My only question is this:

Office Shrinker gave it's final info: New size on disk: 128 MB.

But if I see the properties of c:\Office, the indicated size on disk is 173 MB (I choose Word, Excel and Power Point).

It also tells it copied 1043 files, but the directory has 1053 files.

Is this a problem?

Edited by JohnS
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