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buckeyeXP

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

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I got my Word only installation down to @ that size but it took me a day and a half to track down and replace all of the missing\not found files.

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I got my Word only installation down to @ that size but it took me a day and a half to track down and replace all of the missing\not found files.

Is this for Office 2003? It seems all of my shrinks are at about 300 mbs (full install). If it is 2003, Is it possible that you give a few sentence explanation on how? I followed the example for Office XP, and although well written, does not seem to work for 2003. I guess a few of the readers of this group are missing a key item.

Thanks for any assistance - and knowledge transfer!

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OFFICE 2003

Some will consider my post silly, but that is what happened with me

I've created the administrative point.

I've slipstreamed all service packs and all hotfixes.

I've created the unattended.mst file using ORK.

I've tested the setup files with the posted switch, and every thing installed unattended 100%.

I'm using an enterprise version.

I've used the shrinker directly on a clean windows installation with no previous office installed, and the source was the previous created administrative setup for office.

I'm using English version of office, with english version of xp sp2.

I'm always recieving an error during the shrinker process, and a very quick message come & disappear for an error and asking for retry but it keeps going.

when I test the result files, I'm always recieving an error.

What could be wrong?

and how it really get installed 100% unattended but failed when I'm going on with office shrinker.

Thanks

Later edit: I redoing what I did and every thing working great now :thumbup

Edited by mgadallah
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step by step instructions for shrinking office 2000 english version please.

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Does anyone know if this works for 2003. Everytime I run it, it says its done either right away or halfway through the progress bar and only like 8mb transfers. But, the 2003 install screen will keep going till its done and only a tiny part is there when it finishes.

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I followed the .pdf guide but at this stage

" This command will perform a silent installation of Office XP using the Unattended.MST file you created in the

Custom Installation Wizard to set your customized options. But we don't want to use the exact command

shown above as this wouldn't exist when installing from a CD, so change:

TRANSFORMS=C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\install\Applications\OfficeXP\Unattended.MST /qb-

to...

TRANSFORMS=Unattended.MST /qb- "

I have a problem.

On the final screen just before to click the last finish button I should change,as mentioned in the guide, the TRansform command but I tried to change it on the screen but I couldn't make any changes.

Can anyone help me on this?

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I have office 2000 is there a way to install M$ Word only and nothing else

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not for the moment brother Mgadallah

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Where Can I get the office shrinker program it's not in this thread ?

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hello

i tryed to shrink my office 2003 incl sp2 ....after making an unattended.mst....but it does not work....office shrink worked and after finishing installation it said....finished, 0 files modified, 0 files moved....

is there an other programm for shrinking office

or

with what version of office does it work????

i want to slipstream my office into my winxp cd

greets danny christ

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Hi, i try to shrinl my office 2003 italian.

1. setup /a of my office 2003

2. slipstreaming of sp2

3. slipstreaming of some hotfix with this LINK

4. insert in the dir my .mst file

5. launch shrink_lang02, choose italian and at the final i have 7mb of office.

Can you help me?

my log

C:\office2.log
Detected Windows Info:
PlatformId = 2
MajorVersion = 5
MinorVersion = 1
ServicePackLevel = 2
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Launch Setup
16/01/2007 16.20.12
Recognized command line switch qb
Recognized command line switch laceimow
** Switching to new log file passed on command line. **
16/01/2007 16.20.12
Setup has detected a previously failed installation - Verbose Logging ON

Found property assignment: TRANSFORMS=C:\office4\New
Found property name: Custom, but did not find equal sign.
Failed to query chaining key for main task name.


***** Setup exits
16/01/2007 16.20.15
(return = -203)

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Two thoughts:

1. Have you ran Office Shrinker in a clean environment?

2. Did you change your "shrink.ini" to match italian language?

JS

Hi, i try to shrinl my office 2003 italian.

1. setup /a of my office 2003

2. slipstreaming of sp2

3. slipstreaming of some hotfix with this LINK

4. insert in the dir my .mst file

5. launch shrink_lang02, choose italian and at the final i have 7mb of office.

Can you help me?

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I just gave this a shot with my Office 2003 Student Edition, worked perfectly. Thank you so much for your hard work buckeyeXP! :thumbup

I just need one of these for Frontpage 2003 :P

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Two thoughts:

1. Have you ran Office Shrinker in a clean environment?

2. Did you change your "shrink.ini" to match italian language?

JS

1. Yes i have done all in a vmware clean installation

2. this is my ini file

[Language]
lang=Italian
dir=1040
retry=&Retry
title=Microsoft Office
error=Error
[Directory]
Office Source=c:\office3\
Office Target=C:\office4\
[Files]
Office Setup EXE file=SETUP.EXE
Office Setup MST file=New Custom Setup File.MST
[Version]
Number=11.0.5510.0

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Fraizzo:

If that is your .ini file, it must be wrong for sure.

You have to replace

retry=&Retry

and

error=Error

for the same word in italian.

Have you read this post?

Just execute the attached file and you will see a box with two buttons: "retry" and "cancel" in your OS language. Use the word on the left.

It's just a simple Autoit script:

MsgBox(5,"Retry in Italian","")

Unfortunately I can't figure out how to create an error message with Autoit, so that you can see the equivalent of "error" in your OS language. Maybe one of our Autoit masters could help ;)

Retry_in_italian.exe

Edited by JohnS
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Well... I tried to do all the steps, but when I got in the 17 step (the last) of the Office Resource Kit (I'm using the Office 2k) I can't change the command of the instalation (setup.exe TRANSFORMS="C:\Office 2000\Unattended.MST" /qn+). When I try to delet or modify them nothing happens...

Thanks.

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Well... I tried to do all the steps, but when I got in the 17 step (the last) of the Office Resource Kit (I'm using the Office 2k) I can't change the command of the instalation (setup.exe TRANSFORMS="C:\Office 2000\Unattended.MST" /qn+). When I try to delet or modify them nothing happens...

It's not there that you have to change that command. That field in ORK is not changeable, it's just an example. You just have to click the exit button and it's all done.

You have to change it in the batch that will execute the Office installation, get it?

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well waiting shrinker for M$ Office 2007....

is it available ?

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