Microsoft Office 2000 Unattended Installation
Posted 21 October 2005 - 09:26 AM
First, you will need to create an administrative installation point for your Office 2000 source - manually run office setup from the command line with the /a switch. This will create an "administrative install point", either on your local hard disk or on a network drive.
Second, you will need to run the Custom Installation Wizard to create a transform. Follow all of the steps in the wizard, and save the transform to the administrative installation point location you just created. The Custom Installation Wizard will also tell you what command line you will need to use to install Office 2000 with the transform you just created. You will not need to use the original Office 2000 source files anymore - simply copy the administrative installation point to your network or to a CD and you should be good to go.
I strongly suggest you visit the Office 2000 Resource Kit site and do some reading before you try this. It's not the easiest thing to do, but it isn't difficult either once you know what you are doing.
This post has been edited by cluberti: 21 October 2005 - 09:28 AM
Posted 21 October 2005 - 01:46 PM
1. Visit the Office 2000 Resource Kit site (http://www.microsoft...ive/2000ddl.htm) and download the file "ORKTools.exe".
2. Install the Office 2000 Resource Kit core tools, which includes the Office 2000 Custom Installation Wizard.
3. Create an administrative installation point of Office 2000 by running "setup.exe /a" from your Office 2000 media. Note the location of your administrative installation point that setup is creating.
4. Run the Custom Installation Wizard, answering all questions. When prompted, save the resulting .mst file to the location of your administrative installation point.
That is it, in a nutshell, on how to get started. There are lots of options that you will learn about when reading the resource kit and toolbox websites for Office 2000, but what I've explained above is the basics on getting started. Now, to install your new custom installation unattended...
5. Execute the following command from a command prompt or script, substituting the proper paths to your administrative installation point and custom .mst file where appropriate:
"<path to Office 2000 administration point>\setup.exe" TRANSFORMS="<path to your custom .mst file created in step 4>" /qb!
This post has been edited by cluberti: 21 October 2005 - 01:47 PM
Posted 22 October 2005 - 12:43 PM
All run very smoothly. It installed perfect with all the options that I have selected.
Now, how can one slipstream the SPs 1, 2 and 3 and maybe some of the specials for Word and Excel?
And also is there a way to eliminate the Outlook Icon on the Desktop?
Thanks in advance
Posted 22 October 2005 - 04:23 PM
You need admin versions of everything, I believe all from this page: http://www.microsoft...hive/2kupdt.htm
Posted 22 October 2005 - 04:57 PM
Posted 24 October 2005 - 10:40 AM
msiexec /a E:\Office2000\Admin\data1.msi /p E:\Office2000\SP1\DATA1.msp SHORTFILENAMES=1
msiexec /a E:\Office2000\Admin\data1.msi /p E:\Office2000\SP3\MAINSP3ff.msp SHORTFILENAMES=1
For SP3 Disk2:
msiexec /a E:\Office2000\Admin\data2.msi /p E:\Office2000\SP3\SP3CD2ff.msp SHORTFILENAMES=1
The following error:
Posted 30 October 2005 - 12:24 PM
Disk 1 has:
Tools: Bar, Language, Binder, Access Snapshot Viewer, Photo Editor, Visual Keyboard
Tools: Draw, Word Art, Images, Fonts, etc.
Photo Draw clips, pictures, templates, brushes, etc.
This post has been edited by didadocom: 30 October 2005 - 12:25 PM
Posted 30 October 2005 - 02:25 PM
But I do notice in the slew of files I downloaded:
I think you need to apply the data2.msp before the SP3CD2ff.msp ...
Not positive, but it would appear that the data2.msp is the SR1a for disk2.
Anyways if not that, then honestly I don't know.
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