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

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Problew still exists:

office2_task(0001).txt:
Actie gestart 17:05:35: PublishProduct.
Actie beëindigd 17:05:35: PublishProduct. Retourwaarde 1.
Actie gestart 17:05:35: InstallExecute.
MSI (s) (20:00) [17:06:44:609]: Product: Microsoft Office Professional Editie 2003 -- Fout 1308. Setup kan het vereiste bestand C:\Office\FILES\PFILES\MSFT.NET\PIAS\111362 niet vinden. Controleer de verbinding met het netwerk of het cd-rom-station. Zie C:\Office\FILES\PFILES\MSOFFICE\OFFICE11\1043\SETUP.CHM voor andere mogelijke oplossingen voor dit probleem.

Fout 1308. Setup kan het vereiste bestand C:\Office\FILES\PFILES\MSFT.NET\PIAS\111362 niet vinden. Controleer de verbinding met het netwerk of het cd-rom-station. Zie C:\Office\FILES\PFILES\MSOFFICE\OFFICE11\1043\SETUP.CHM voor andere mogelijke oplossingen voor dit probleem.
MSI (s) (20:00) [17:06:58:843]: Product: Microsoft Office Professional Editie 2003 -- Fout 1308. Setup kan het vereiste bestand C:\Office\FILES\PFILES\MSFT.NET\PIAS\GAC\126444 niet vinden. Controleer de verbinding met het netwerk of het cd-rom-station. Zie C:\Office\FILES\PFILES\MSOFFICE\OFFICE11\1043\SETUP.CHM voor andere mogelijke oplossingen voor dit probleem.

This is dutch office 2003 SP-1 + updates

This happens after 85 MB is copied
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Hi,

could this be right?!?
(Office_shrink over office2K3)

wrong, number of files copied: 0
the 7mb folder only holds the main .msi installation file.
maybe a problem with an administrative sp1 installation of office or wrong shrink version.

I dunno, I've redowlonaded shrinker a couple times, my sp1 slipstream install works nicely too (I've even tried re-making it too...). That's as far as it ever got for me too, and that's using the plain english version too.
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Does it work for Office 2000 too ?

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Hi,

could this be right?!?
(Office_shrink over office2K3)

wrong, number of files copied: 0
the 7mb folder only holds the main .msi installation file.
maybe a problem with an administrative sp1 installation of office or wrong shrink version.

I dunno, I've redowlonaded shrinker a couple times, my sp1 slipstream install works nicely too (I've even tried re-making it too...). That's as far as it ever got for me too, and that's using the plain english version too.

If u will run shrinker over O2k3 with having O2k3 installed... it will make a source of 7mb... the shrinker will only work if u Uninstall O2k3 first... then try to shrink!

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i dont get it
so i use it after i install office on a clean machine or before?

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Maybe another version of this auto-It script is needed. Or an open release of the script-source.

Reason:
To be able to slim-down frontpage, visio, project, onenote, and so on. Currently, doing so is not possible, since it only supports the window-title for the base Office package.
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Hi all,

I've spent hours to make this thing worked with no success. Let me explain ...

From an Office 2003 Professionnal CD with the SP1 slipstreamed (in french), i created a MST file like described there. Then, on a fresh install, i used Office Shrinker. My configuration file is like this :

[Language]lang=French
dir=1036
retry=&Réessayer
title=Microsoft Office
error=Erreur
[Directory]
Office Source=Z:\Passerelle\Office\
Office Target=C:\Office\
[Files]
Office Setup EXE file=SETUP.EXE
Office Setup MST file=Unattended.MST
[Version]
Number=11.0.5510.0


The process goes ok but i get at the end a message saying that the Shrink is already complete. If i run the new Office install (around 270 MB) from the target folder, it works perfectly but it won't work again on a new fresh install ... I tried again and again with no luck.

I'm getting nuts ...
Any help appreciated

EDIT : That's fixed ! I don't know i succeeded but it works ;)

Edited by Lucius Snow, 20 November 2004 - 01:56 PM.


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Without forcing me to read all 24 pages of this thread, could someone summarize exactly what this does? (or perhaps buckeye could update the 1st post with it?)

I have the same problem as above... created the mst and ran the shriker and it said something along the lines that the was already complete... but this was the 1st time i ran it. and it left me with an office folder of like 7MB, which doesnt work.

thanks.

UPDATE:

okay... after reading the following from Nomi...

If u will run shrinker over O2k3 with having O2k3 installed... it will make a source of 7mb... the shrinker will only work if u Uninstall O2k3 first... then try to shrink!

I uninstalled office and ran this... its currently working now I think... and by the looks of it this thing works by firing off the office installer without any of the source files (the original 7mb which i mentioned above) then simply copies each file over when the setup prompts for it... heh... kinda neat.
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My method to get this to work. I tried to explain this as easy as possible and there is a screenshot.

This program in short, removes the install files you dont use.
For example Normally Office is a 600mb or so disk image, you only need lets say 300mb of that. This 'captures' the files you used to install office and dumps them in a folder. you can now install office as you just did from the new folder of 300mb with no difference. This is useful if you are trying to put Windows and Office together on one cd.
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Sweet... after running the shrinker and raring this badboy up with best compression... went from a 631MB source to 61MB! includes word, excel and outlook too!

sweetness.
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yeah. compressing the trimmed down office installer does help further reduce the installer size.. mine got roughly the same resulting capacity. i only bundled word, powerpoint and excel.
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Ok, I shrinked office and created a 7-zip self extractor with instalation module that DOES work when i install it on a clean install.

But.... when i run it on RunOnceEx it unpacks, but cancels installation when "configuring" ... is it possible that I dont have the proper administrative rights or something like it during this point of the installation?

If i let the install finish and double click on the installer, it installs ok.

Thanks for any reply! :D

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is runonceex launching it directly from your cdrom or has it already been copied to your hard drive?
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is there a was to include additional proofing tools from the proofing tools cd into my shrinked office installation?

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LostOne, I did the same except I used winrar sfx works fine.

;The comment below contains SFX script commands

Setup=setup.exe TRANSFORMS=Unattended.MST /qb-
TempMode
Silent=1
Overwrite=1
Title=Office 2003 Pro
Text
{
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believe it or not, i never thought to sfx my office :blushing:

Size Before SFX: 82.3MB
Size After SFX: 32.3MB :D w00t, i love winrar lol
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sorry.... why is this needed to run on a clean install of Window?

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Just gotta say have a gazillion errors whilst building but whatta F..... great prog at least halved the office works a treat thanks dude.

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the errors are known, dont touch it it'll work :)
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Size After SFX: 32.3MB :D
w00t, i love winrar lol

That still ain't good enough, go love 7zip. :lol:
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winrar has a nicer GUI :P cuz i spent time res hacking it, i cant figure out how 2 replace 7zips icons with up 2 date 1s lol, so thats why i dont use it :P :blushing:
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the errors are known, dont touch it it'll work :)

Youre right!

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is there a way to include additional proofing tools from the proofing tools cd into my shrinked office installation?

Of course there is....
Just don't remove proofing tools while shrinking.
Then make an MST for the additional CD, and add the extra proofing tools into where you want - and run the MSI with the MST for settings.
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Maybe an obvious question I shrinked office on my test rigg & now not installing properly on my main machine however installed perfectly on test would this be mach specific by chance?




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