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buckeyeXP

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

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@ BuckeyeXP: The error Wade has also happens here.. after making an Unattended.mst File and running shrink it almost immediatly says it is allready completed... a few files are written to the new office dir and a partial dir structure in FILES.

office.log

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i had an administrative install share of office 2003 and tried to shrink it to no avail... i had to copy the original CD contents to a folder, make an MST file and put in there, then run the shrinker and it worked great (except for it still running in the background)

@buckeyeXP - I am pretty sure I had the newest version when I did it too... I'll download it again now anyway :)

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I tried the original CD and the result was the same. I'll have to get you the logs when I get home and re-run it - Terminal Services + VMware is painful even on DSL!

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I'm having some problem with this officeshrink.

I don't get a notice if it's done or not, and after an hour the process is still running. I check the office directory it's supposed to be target, it only has 6.76 mb there. Only the root and one setup.ini. Is there supposed to be a progress bar?

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chris, i think u shud try doing this on a fresh installation of windows. and buckeye, you need to add in bold on the first page of this post that your program ONLY works on a fresh windows installation, so that everyone gets it, and no one misses it :)

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I just know of this now. I read the first few posts. Right now, I'm trying to uninstall Word, Powerpoint and Excel, but, it keeps ending prematurely, like fatal error. I think it did something to my installation. How can I fix this problem now so I can uninstall certain products of office later?

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@dtmunir: Thank you, i will put it in bold and bigger font. :rolleyes::)

@Chris Lee: im glad that we figured out what the problem was with your's :D

@WadeV1589: Ill try to see what is going on with your's once i get those logs.

@Daniel304: Ok here is the thing... you are trying to run it for the dutch language, and i only have the english and spanish languages hard written into the program. If you follow the instructions on my post before the download you will see that you have to change the values of the shrink.ini inorder to get it to work. If that dosent work send me the log including office_task(000?).txt i dont really need office2.log.

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I used officeshrink on this PC Here which has had windows running on it for about 6 months at least (definitely not what I would call a fresh installation you should see the 'All Programs' list)

It worked so to speak... it shrunk my office2003... the officeshrink process was still running in the background but I just killed it after a while.... I've tested the shrunken office and it installs fine and works too...

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oh yeah, I have officeXP installed on this computer too :)

and officeshrink still worked so to speak :rolleyes:

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ok let me clarify... The most important thing is that you dont already have office installed on the machine that you run shrink on. The idea behind a fresh install is that you will have only the files that you have after installation as to insure that office will completely install on an unattended install.

It is really to cover my behind. That way if it is a clean install of windows i dont have to figure out what isnt working.

@Chris Lee: i dont know what the deal is with your problem. i have never had that problem. Ill look into it further

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@buckeye - i bet you're wishing you never released this super handy tool now? i mean, you probably spending more time trouble shooting it than it took you to code it :)

when i made my Unattend.MST file, as part of the wizard I told it that I wanted it to remove completely any previous versions of office that were on the pc... maybe this is why mine worked even though i already had office xp installed?

anyway :rolleyes: i'm very happy that you decided to release this tool buckeye... now everything I ever wanted fits onto a single 700mb cdr disc

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Well I got home today, ran Office Shrink and...it worked! Nothing had changed, I was even using exactly the same files that I had left on my hard drive from the time before.

Go figure!

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buckeyeXP, I solved the problem I had.

Is there any method I could get a vmware to do this officeshrinking for me?

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Any ideas on this error?

g:\Office is my administrative install source

g:\Office2 I entered in office shrink as the output destination folder.

I am a dutch user!

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Well, I tried office shrink on a VMWare XP Pro, it still gave me 7 mb, the prompt said.. However, after closing the prompt, I get a error 25003 or something that say setup files are corrupted and when I press ok, it exits. How can this be?

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@chris lee: send me the log office_task(000?).txt maybe ill be able to decipher it.

ok found the problem. thanks devilrunner. when i get home ill fix it.

give me a couple of hours.

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Here it is ladies and gentlemen.

I added another option for the language support. I overlooked the fact that the word for "Error" changes in different languages and fixed that.

It should work fine for the Dutch language now. Devilrunner... im looking at you for conformation on that.

I also think i came up with a simple solution for those of you that shrink does not close for.

The file is in the first post.

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ok found a little bug and fixed it.

Sorry to the two of you that already downloaded it.

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Hi

can any one te me how use Office 2k3 Shrink by step by step

pls help

:)

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1.) Slipstream and make the MST file according to MSFN's instructions. XP O2k3

2.)Run Office Shrink(It is pretty self explanitory)

@devilrunner: I dont know why it would do that. try running it again. The thing that dosent make sense to me is that the file on the error and the file on the log are different. If there was a problem copying they would be the same. Try copying G:\OFFICE2\FILES\PFILES\MSOFFICE\OFFICE11\MSAEXP30.DLL manually and rerunning office shirnk.

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buckeyeXP,

I've read through previous postings and run into the same error as devilrunner.

When I put some extra info in the shrink.ini file where it says "Office setup EXE=SETUP.EXE" into "Office setup EXE=c:\office\original\SETUP.EXE" I get an error telling me "Execution not succesful. Command Run: C:\office\final\c:\office\original\SETUP.EXE TRANSFORMS=unattended.MST /qb FAILED"

Is this this perhaps a hard coded problem that is pointing to the "Final" instead of the "Original" directory. Although when I run the utility originally, I get the error on every file it would place in the "Final" place. So you have to start "Shrink_lang" over and over again. Every time the error occured, the file is actualy placed in its destination directory.

Regards,

wghout

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@wghout: This is not the same error as devilrunner is getting. And no it is not supposed to be pointed to the origional directory. It has worked for many before you i dont see how the code could be wrong now.

Delete you shrink.ini file and run the program with out it.

If you are trying to get another language to work. delete it and run without, then change only the language settings and rerun.

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