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buckeyeXP

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

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@iwod: This will not work for other languages of office. i tried to implement support for other languages to no avail, so as of right now it will not work.

as for everybody else, the version that is up will work for Office 2000, Office XP, and Office 2003. The only problem with it is that it may quit prematurely. So to overcome that just run it a couple of times to make sure that all of the necessicary files are copied over. I was trying to find a way to fix that problem but there has been no time and it is not a huge problem.

I hope it is working well for everybody, let me know of any questions.

REMEMBER:

  • Works best if run on clean system
  • Only works for english versions
  • May need to run more than once

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I just tried it out with Office2003 to install only word and excel and it worked.

The first time I tried it it didnt work. So I did a fresh install of windows and ran it again and then and it worked.

It gave we loads of file not found errors but I am assume this is normal.

Thanks for the shrink app BuckeyeXP, very much appreciated.

TWILL

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Buckeye,

When you say "works best on clean install", you mean a bare windows xp with no added programs right?

Just asking cause i use my unattended disc to setup my test pc and was wondering if i needed to pull out my original xpsp1 cd.

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@exodia: If you are planning on installing office on that unattended install then that would be fine. You shouldnt have to use a plain sp1 install.

I just finished this up today. I fixed the problem with it stopping. It should stop when all of the files are copied over. I think i finally got everything to work.

Let me know what you guys think.

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you've got a great idea this is a great tool but... it doesn't work for me :) maybe because i'm running the spanish office version. waiting for a new version to test again!!...

office.log

2004-05-25 16:57:44 : <---  LOG OPENED  --->

2004-05-25 16:58:02 : Office Source : C:\office\

2004-05-25 16:58:17 : Office Target : D:\office\

2004-05-25 16:58:23 : Office Setup EXE file : SETUP.EXE

2004-05-25 16:58:49 : Office Setup MST file : Unattended.mst

2004-05-25 16:58:49 : Setup File Version:11.0.5510.0

2004-05-25 16:58:49 : Setup File Version: Office 2003

2004-05-25 16:58:50 : <---------------------------------->

2004-05-25 16:58:50 : Source Files Necessicary for setup Copied to: D:\office\FILES\SETUP\*.*

2004-05-25 16:58:50 : .

2004-05-25 16:58:50 : ..

2004-05-25 16:58:50 : SETUP.INI

2004-05-25 16:58:50 : <---------------------------------->

2004-05-25 16:58:50 : <---------------------------------->

2004-05-25 16:58:50 : Source Files Necessicary for setup Copied to: D:\office\*.*

2004-05-25 16:58:50 : .

2004-05-25 16:58:50 : ..

2004-05-25 16:58:50 : FILES

2004-05-25 16:58:50 : README.HTM

2004-05-25 16:58:50 : SETUP.HTM

2004-05-25 16:58:50 : AUTORUN.INF

2004-05-25 16:58:50 : SETUP.EXE

2004-05-25 16:58:50 : OWC11.MSI

2004-05-25 16:58:50 : PRO11.MSI

2004-05-25 16:58:50 : Unattended.mst

2004-05-25 16:58:50 : shrink48.exe

2004-05-25 16:58:50 : <---------------------------------->

2004-05-25 16:58:50 : Command Run: D:\office\SETUP.EXE /qb /laceimow "D:\office2.log" TRANSFORMS=D:\office\Unattended.mst

2004-05-25 16:58:50 : Waiting For 'Windows Installer' Window to appear....

2004-05-25 16:58:51 : 'Windows Installer' Window is visible

2004-05-25 16:58:51 : <--- Exclamation Sound Muted/removed: %SystemRoot%\media\Exclamación de Windows XP.wav

2004-05-25 16:58:51 : Waiting for 'Error' Window to become visible...

2004-05-25 16:58:58 : 'Error' Window visible.

2004-05-25 16:59:03 : <--- Shrinkage Complete --->

2004-05-25 16:59:03 : <--- Exclamation Sound readded: %SystemRoot%\media\Exclamación de Windows XP.wav

2004-05-25 16:59:03 : <--- TIME Shrink Program running: 1 min

2004-05-25 16:59:03 : <--- NEW SIZE ON DISK: 7 MB

2004-05-25 16:59:03 : <---LOG CLOSED  -->

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I keep getting an error telling me that says my files are currupt, then another box pops up telling me that my installation is complete, but it only copies over 7meg. What am i doing wrong?

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@Exodia: IF you could send me the log files that would be helpful.

@SiMoNsAyS: I have mentioned multiple times that this dosent work with languages besides english.

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Lemme try that again and get back to you.... first i need to actually INSTALL o2k3. :rolleyes::)

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@SiMoNsAyS:  I have mentioned multiple times that this dosent work with languages besides english.

i have readed it buckeyeXP because of that i added the office.log and said "waiting for a new version to test again!!..." hopping that u can fix that in a short of time :)

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it say somethink about corrupted files and go out...

2004-05-27 00:29:40 : <---  LOG OPENED  --->
2004-05-27 00:29:47 : Office Source : C:\office2003\admin\
2004-05-27 00:29:54 : Office Target : C:\office2003\gotovoe\
2004-05-27 00:29:56 : Office Setup EXE file : SETUP.EXE
2004-05-27 00:29:57 : Office Setup MST file : Unattended.MST
2004-05-27 00:29:57 : Setup File Version:11.0.5510.0
2004-05-27 00:29:57 : Setup File Version: Office 2003
2004-05-27 00:29:57 : <---------------------------------->
2004-05-27 00:29:57 : Source Files Necessicary for setup Copied to: C:\office2003\gotovoe\FILES\SETUP\*.*
2004-05-27 00:29:57 : .
2004-05-27 00:29:57 : ..
2004-05-27 00:29:57 : SETUP.INI
2004-05-27 00:29:57 : <---------------------------------->
2004-05-27 00:29:58 : <---------------------------------->
2004-05-27 00:29:58 : Source Files Necessicary for setup Copied to: C:\office2003\gotovoe\*.*
2004-05-27 00:29:58 : .
2004-05-27 00:29:58 : ..
2004-05-27 00:29:58 : AUTORUN.INF
2004-05-27 00:29:58 : FILES
2004-05-27 00:29:58 : OWC11.MSI
2004-05-27 00:29:58 : PRO11.MSI
2004-05-27 00:29:58 : README.HTM
2004-05-27 00:29:58 : SETUP.EXE
2004-05-27 00:29:58 : SETUP.HTM
2004-05-27 00:29:58 : Unattended.MST
2004-05-27 00:29:58 : <---------------------------------->
2004-05-27 00:29:58 : Command Run: C:\office2003\gotovoe\SETUP.EXE TRANSFORMS=C:\office2003\gotovoe\Unattended.MST
2004-05-27 00:29:58 : <--- Exclamation Sound Muted/removed:
2004-05-27 00:31:53 : <--- Shrinkage Complete --->
2004-05-27 00:31:53 : <--- TIME Shrink Program running: 2 min
2004-05-27 00:31:53 : <--- NEW SIZE ON DISK: 7 MB
2004-05-27 00:31:53 : <---LOG CLOSED  -->

windows xp sp1 all patches english , no o2k3 or o2k have been installed.. fresh copy..

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@alhaddar: What exactly is the problem... According to that log file everything went as it was supposed to. I need to know what the problem is and i also need the other log files. It will create three logs.

The one you gave me is the first one that the MS installer creates.

Then Shrink Office creates a log called "office.log" There is also another log file called "office2_Task(0001).txt."

-office.log

-office2.log

-office2_Task(0001).txt

Most importantly i need to know what i am looking for.

Judging by your log file. You didnt even use Office Shrink to generate it.

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You cannot use the office shrink program if office is already installed. I still dont understand what the problem is.... :)

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log files from D:\ running source installation of office 2003 (spanish version) from C:\office\setup.exe (shrink tool in the same folder) and with target D:\office. the installation started and stops after a short time with error 25003 (i haven't got enough time to read the error message, something like unable to configure it), later shrinkage is complete (new space on disk: 7 mb and num of files copied: 0) hope it can help and sorry for this long post

office.log

2004-05-29 01:06:57 : <---  LOG OPENED  --->

2004-05-29 01:06:59 : Values Retrived from shrink.ini

2004-05-29 01:06:59 : Setup File Version: Office 2003

2004-05-29 01:06:59 : <---------------------------------->

2004-05-29 01:06:59 : Source Files Necessicary for setup Copied to: D:\office\FILES\SETUP\*.*

2004-05-29 01:06:59 : .

2004-05-29 01:06:59 : ..

2004-05-29 01:06:59 : SETUP.INI

2004-05-29 01:06:59 : <---------------------------------->

2004-05-29 01:06:59 : <---------------------------------->

2004-05-29 01:06:59 : Source Files Necessicary for setup Copied to: D:\office\*.*

2004-05-29 01:06:59 : .

2004-05-29 01:07:00 : ..

2004-05-29 01:07:00 : FILES

2004-05-29 01:07:00 : README.HTM

2004-05-29 01:07:00 : SETUP.HTM

2004-05-29 01:07:00 : AUTORUN.INF

2004-05-29 01:07:00 : SETUP.EXE

2004-05-29 01:07:00 : OWC11.MSI

2004-05-29 01:07:00 : PRO11.MSI

2004-05-29 01:07:00 : shrink48.exe

2004-05-29 01:07:00 : Unattended.mst

2004-05-29 01:07:00 : <---------------------------------->

2004-05-29 01:07:00 : Command Run: D:\office\SETUP.EXE /qb /laceimow "D:\office2.log" TRANSFORMS=D:\office\Unattended.mst

2004-05-29 01:07:00 : Waiting For 'Windows Installer' Window to appear....

2004-05-29 01:07:00 : 'Windows Installer' Window is visible

2004-05-29 01:07:00 : <--- Exclamation Sound Muted/removed:

2004-05-29 01:07:00 : Waiting for 'Error' Window to become visible...

2004-05-29 01:07:06 : 'Error' Window visible.

2004-05-29 01:09:58 : <--- Shrinkage Complete --->

2004-05-29 01:09:58 : <--- TIME Shrink Program running: 3 min

2004-05-29 01:09:58 : <--- NEW SIZE ON DISK: 7 MB

2004-05-29 01:09:58 : <---LOG CLOSED  -->

office2.log
D:\office2.log

Detected Windows Info:

  PlatformId = 2

  MajorVersion = 5

  MinorVersion = 1

  ServicePackLevel = 1

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Launch Setup

29/05/2004 1:07:00

Recognized command line switch qb

Recognized command line switch laceimow

** Switching to new log file passed on command line. **

29/05/2004 1:07:00

Setup has detected a previously failed installation - Verbose Logging ON

Found property assignment: TRANSFORMS=D:\office\Unattended.mst

Setup path: D:\office\SETUP.EXE

Trying to get version of

D:\office\SETUP.EXE

...succeeded.

D:\office\SETUP.EXE is version 11.0.5510.0

Current version of Setup.exe: 11.0.5510.0

Searching for .INI file: SETUP.INI

D:\office\FILES\SETUP\SETUP.INI

Settings file located: D:\office\FILES\SETUP\SETUP.INI

Reading settings file

D:\office\FILES\SETUP\SETUP.INI

Located: D:\office\PRO11.MSI

Package to install: D:\office\PRO11.MSI

Transforms:  passed in on command line, ignoring .ini settings

Reading from "D:\office\FILES\SETUP\SETUP.INI": "Product\SkipLangCheck" (Default: 0)

Value: 0

Reading from "D:\office\FILES\SETUP\SETUP.INI": "Product\CheckUpdates" (Default: 0)

Value: 0

Product {90110C0A-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9} is not installed for the user.

Checking for Windows Installer....

D:\WINDOWS\System32\MSI.DLL

.. succeeded.

Checking for any beta version of the product.

dwNoLtCoExist = 0

Reading from "D:\office\FILES\SETUP\SETUP.INI": "Cache\CDCache" (Default: 0)

Value: auto

General properties added: LAUNCHEDFROMSETUP="1" SETUPEXEPATH="D:\office\" SETUPEXENAME="SETUP.EXE"

Writing Task: Main - Microsoft Office 2003

Path: D:\WINDOWS\System32\msiexec.exe

CmdLine:  /I D:\office\PRO11.MSI TRANSFORMS=D:\office\Unattended.mst  LAUNCHEDFROMSETUP="1" SETUPEXEPATH="D:\office\" SETUPEXENAME="SETUP.EXE"  /qb

Looking for setup tasks to process.

29/05/2004 1:07:00  WaitForMsiExecDone...

29/05/2004 1:07:00  WaitForMsiExecDone exits

Verifying install package is available

Reading from "D:\office\FILES\SETUP\SETUP.INI": "Cache\CDCache" (Default: 0)

Value: auto

Reading from "D:\office\FILES\SETUP\SETUP.INI": "Cache\Purge" (Default: 0)

Value: 0

Reading from "D:\office\FILES\SETUP\SETUP.INI": "Cache\DeletableCache" (Default: 0)

Value: 1

Couldn't locate download information file (D:\office\PRO11.xml)

Couldn't perform local caching.

DWSETUPLOGFILE=D:\office2.log

DWMSILOGFILE=D:\office2_Task(0001).txt

Command Line Logging Parameters:  /laceimow D:\office2_Task(0001).txt LOGVERBOSE=1

29/05/2004 1:07:00

Executing Task:

Microsoft Office 2003

"D:\WINDOWS\System32\msiexec.exe"  /I D:\office\PRO11.MSI TRANSFORMS=D:\office\Unattended.mst  LAUNCHEDFROMSETUP="1" SETUPEXEPATH="D:\office\" SETUPEXENAME="SETUP.EXE"  /qb  /laceimow D:\office2_Task(0001).txt LOGVERBOSE=1 CDCACHE="0" DWSETUPLOGFILE="D:\office2.log" DWMSILOGFILE="D:\office2_Task(0001).txt"

Type: msi

Ignore Return Values: False

Reboot: False

Successfully launched MsiExec....

29/05/2004 1:07:08  Chained install return code: 1603

Exit code was an error.

Shutting down chained setup processing.

Set Verbose logging for subsequent setup.

***** Setup exits

29/05/2004 1:07:08

(return = 1603)

shrink.ini

[Directory]Office Source=c:\office\

Office Target=D:\office\

[Files]

Office Setup EXE file=SETUP.EXE

Office Setup MST file=Unattended.mst

[Version]

Number=11.0.5510.0

:):rolleyes:
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thanks, i did it and i saw the same error, then it crate a folder of 7mb, what can i do with that? is the office complete in 7mb? :S

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haha no i wish i could make it that small.

I had the same problem with the english version of office 2k3 at first. It is looking for a configuration file that must be in a different place for the spanish version.

Im looking into it.

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ok here is the quick fix:

copy :\office\FILES\PFILES\MSOFFICE\OFFICE11\3082\011\SKU011.XML

from your source to your target. That will get the instilation to run.

if you could do that and let me know of any other errors.

I can fix that problem i just cant do it right now, but im sure that there are more problems so try that and let me know.

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bad news it don't work copied the file from C:\office\FILES\PFILES\MSOFFICE\OFFICE11\3082\011\SKU011.XML to D:\office\FILES\PFILES\MSOFFICE\OFFICE11\3082\011\SKU011.XML didn't work, i also copied the sku011.xml file to sources C:\office and D:\office. good news is that i have captured the screen when error prompts: "Error 25003. No puede continuar la instalación de Microsoft Office porque está dañado el origen de la instalación." -> "Error 25003. Can not continue with Microsoft Office installation because the source of install it's damaged" if you need the logs i'll upload'em

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no i dont need them... I knew that was the error, but that file is supposed to fix it. humm........ :)

EDIT: actually yeah give me that log file. I only need the office_tast(0001).txt one.

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@buckeyeXP i can't find a solution on slimming down office2k3 and i can't finish my unattended cd because of the huge size (227mb SFX RAR for office). i hope you release a multilingual office 2k3 shrink utility (soon :) )

@alhaddar first check obvious things like installing office on a clean system (no office installed earlier) check out you're running an english version of office, you have administrative privileges, your office version it's simple (not 10in1 or 5in1 versions) and you followed the guide step by step.

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thanks SiMoNsAyS

Can tell me how I kown my office version its administrative privileges or not

alhaddar

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