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

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nothing is happening D-=


ok hold on.... :)

cleaning it up...

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yeah in my haste to post the last one i forgot to add one line :) :rolleyes:
so i think maybe is might work now.... :/

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no worries trying it out :)

ok it now is clicking retry like a crack fiend... but no matter how many times it clicks retry for "themes.inf" the file is not moving over...



aim is a wonderful thing :rolleyes:

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got a new test version up...

test it out. most of the bugs are out for office 2k.

i need somepeople to test for office 2003 and get back to me.

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acknowledge.
will be testing it tomorrow night..

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Hi ppl

Im looking to use this office shrink , would someone please explain how to use?

i m using office 2k3 the folder is 400mb and it needs to be reduce to get onto to my cd....

Thanks

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I like the idea f this program. note to self: download office 2003

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Hi

I am trying to use this with office 2k. I greated a .mst file from an adminitration point made by someone else in our company. I keep getting the following error message when running officeshrink3.

Windows Installer
This patch package could not be opened. Verify that
The patch package exists and that you can access it.
or contact the application vendor to verify that this is
a valid Windows installer patch package.


Is this talking about the .mst file? The Custom Installation Wizard can read it.

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I gave it a go but unfortunately it pauses at the first setup screen of the normal office install as though it is not using the unattended.mst

should your code use the /qb switch to force setup to use the unattended.mst perhaps?

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I've tested it on Office 2003 CD1 French professional version without any luck. If I choose to abord office install, it only copies the root files and then just stops. If I choose not to abort, it says "error time out" in a small popup.

BTW I just discovered how great is the custom office 2003 install (the setup that creates the mst file), you can also integrate your personal OPS file :)

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Ok im back....
@squallgreg: This dosent work on any language but english :)

@pmcx9: Yeah i designed it that way so that i could stop it before office was finished installing. But i think i have come up with a way to do it with /qb

@EFudd: Yeah i fixed taht problem in Office 2K.

I fixed a lot of things yesterday but i have to work a couple of things out before i release it. :/

So probably later today there should be a version up that works for office 2K, XP and 2K3.

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OK ITS UP :)

TEST IT!!!!!

get back to me... i need some feedback

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allright, I have a **** version of office 2003 pro english. But its an "all in one" CD, how can I get an administrative install from this CD ?

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@squallgreg have you read this? http://unattended.ms...03_advanced.htm

it should work as it does with mine.

@bucketeye

the tray icon disappears now almost straight away.
it seems to finish prematurely at this point

2004-04-01 00:16:58 : Unattended.MST
2004-04-01 00:16:58 : <---------------------------------->
2004-04-01 00:16:58 : Command Run: C:\office2\SETUP.EXE TRANSFORMS=C:\office2\Unattended.MST
2004-04-01 00:17:01 : <--- Exclamation Sound Muted/removed:

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for O2K3 what directories are:
INSTMSI.EXE
INSTMSIW.EXE
SETUP.INI
located in??

Unless office was already installed i think that is the reason that the install box didnt show up.

This is what is looks like in 2k and XP. The box ontop flashes as the files are being copied over.

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@squallgreg    have you read this?  http://unattended.ms...03_advanced.htm

it should work as it does with mine.

of course I read it :rolleyes:
and when I type setup /a, it doesnt work with this AIO CD.... :)

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There is a new download up:

I tried to test it with office 2k3 but i have a S@*tty version, I was able to test the process and it works.

But when i add the /qb argument it gives me a corrupt disk error.

So, if somebody could test for office 2003 and let me know if they get an error or if it works ok

If nobody else gets that error then im pretty sure this is finally complete. :rolleyes:
Hopefully i have not spoken too early. :)

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i have tested the office shrink on 2k3

it was reduced to 293mb but when i did an admin point it still went up to 632mb

the install of the 293 would not install due to corrupted cab file the only way i can install is through an admin point....

hope that helps people if anyone knows how to compress this office would be gratefull

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NOTE: if you have it install everything in your mst file this program is not going to save you that much. This removed files that are not needed in the install.

I just want to clarify incase that was in question

@farte: you have to run office shrink from the admin point. It will not work the other way. Also are you planning on installing every option? If so this method will not save you that much

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@buckeyeXP when using shrink from a admin point only get 18mb in the office folder and just fails to install not sure whats the problem

i have defaults installment but looking at removing powerpoint and infopath i need to reduce office to at least 300mb if possible

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@farte: What do you mean it just fails to install? Is the shrink program not working or is office closing prematurely?

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@buckeyeXP heres my log file and screen off whats in the office folder note the 6.65mb

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I have the same problem with Office2k3.
It reports that installation is corrupted, but when i run it manually it's ok.

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I Tried to add mutilanguage support but i dont know if it will work or not.

:)
Still doesnt work with the french office. I have an error message that says "if you wanna use the command lines, please check blablabla". I guess some of the switches or .exe you use in your program dont have the same name in french...

:cry:

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I tried on en english version of office 2003 (admin point of course) without any luck. After specifying the exe setup and the mst file, it copies 7.6mb of files and occupies 90% of the CPU ressources.

Altought the icon is in the tray, nothing is copied. T_T




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