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Office 2007, Unattended Setup & Fine-tuning

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#126
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hi all.
very first time i'm posting here.
quick question:

how to slipstream hotfixes into office 2007?!
searched everywhere, still havent found an answer...

thnx in advance.


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I still need assistance with the issue that I am having...has anyone seen this before and if so how did you fix it....

I am using SMS 2003R2 to push out Office 2007...or more like I am attempting to do this.

I have created the msp file and per directions tried the "setup.exe /adminfile Custom.msp" in the command line for the SMS program.

When I run the program I get the following error - "The Setup configuration file config.xml is not valid. Run Setup again without using a Setup configuration file, or fix the configuration file."

There is no configuration file in the Setup folders...this is a Volume License Setup...the previous person had removed the config file from the enterprise.ww folder....when running the program manually it starts without a problem.

I have also tried the option of putting the custom.msp file in the updates folder and running the setup.exe from SMS 2003 but with no luck...I get the same error about the config.xml not being valid....

Any ideas or assistance would be greatly appreciated as I am at a loss.

Thank you in advance.

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I did answer it above :)


..... "The Setup configuration file config.xml is not valid. Run Setup again without using a Setup configuration file, or fix the configuration file."

There is no configuration file in the Setup folders...

Even VL editions of Office do have (and need) a config.xml
It might be needed to copy over that file from your CD. (or re-download from MVLS, etc)
It looks like this is the only problem, so having a valid config.xml should fix it.


Just save this as config.xml (that is if you're using Enterprise Edition, and you can modify them if needed, and if you modify it then remember to remove the comments just like how it is in Option-B-Post #2 in this topic):
<Configuration Product="Enterprise">	<!-- <Display Level="full" CompletionNotice="yes" SuppressModal="no" AcceptEula="no" /> -->		<!-- <Logging Type="standard" Path="%temp%" Template="Microsoft Office Enterprise Setup(*).txt" /> -->		<!-- <PIDKEY Value="BCDFGHJKMPQRTVWXY2346789B" /> -->	<!-- <USERNAME Value="Customer" /> -->		<!-- <COMPANYNAME Value="MyCompany" /> -->		<!-- <INSTALLLOCATION Value="%programfiles%\Microsoft Office" /> -->		<!-- <LIS CACHEACTION="CacheOnly" /> -->		<!-- <SOURCELIST Value="\\server1\share\Office12;\\server2\share\Office12" /> -->		<!-- <DistributionPoint Location="\\server\share\Office12" /> -->		<!-- <OptionState Id="OptionID" State="absent" Children="force" /> -->		<!-- <Setting Id="Reboot" Value="IfNeeded" /> -->		<!-- <Command Path="msiexec.exe" Args="/i \\server\share\my.msi" QuietArg="/q" ChainPosition="after" Execute="install" /> --></Configuration>

Edited by prathapml, 27 March 2007 - 08:44 PM.

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someone mind instructing me how to slipstream patches to office 2007 enterprise?

it seems the only patch i need now is that outlook junk filter i think if that was it.

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how to slipstream patches to office 2007 enterprise?

Just download the update file (exe or MSP), and put it in the "Updates" folder, in the same way that you put your CUSTOM.MSP file in there for customizing setup!
That way, setup will automatically install all updates it finds, when installing office.

There is no other way to directly integrate files into office-2007, that i'm aware of.

Edited by prathapml, 30 March 2007 - 04:19 AM.

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For the moment the only thing I know is just put the .msp in the \UPDATES folder of your office install and it will install it automatically
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i can understand update file (exe) ..... but for the sakes of knowing ..... when do updates come in the form of MSP?

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For example, the PDF+XPS addin comes as an exe, it installs automatically from Updates folder.
And the hotfixes & Service-Packs for o2k7 will come as an exe, which can be extracted to obtain the MSP....
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Here is a method to make MSP files other then the enterprise editition

1) you NEED the enterprise edition
2) Copy the ...WW folders to the root of your office 2007 directory
3) use the setup /admin option
4) now you can select for wich version you want to make an MSP :-), enjoy

example:
C:\Office 2007\Enterprise.WW

when you are done:
C:\Office 2007\Enterprise.WW
C:\Office 2007\yourofficeversion.WW

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Can I install Office 2007 by directly using the EnterpriseWW.msi (without using setup.exe ). If so how do i achieve it?

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As I have posted above,:

using the *.MSI with switches doesnt work anymore - its been blocked, in fact.
The SETUP.EXE file is run directly, (alongwith the barely 2 or 3 switches that you can apply to it at install-time)
The setup.exe handles installation at run-time, the customizations are thru MSP, & setup-properties can be inserted thru the config.xml.
Here's an excerpt from documentation LINK:

Description: It is impossible to install 2007 Office release without running setup.exe.


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Just wondering if the methods listed on the first page work with Vista?

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Hi there,

I was just wondering if there is any work being done on an unattended and slipstreamed Office 2007 installation.

What I would like to beable to do is have a preinstall done (I build computers) for my customers and when you first start an office app it will ask for the serial.

This way I can use different serials for each computer keeping all legit.
Somehting similar to the Hide Default option for XP were it only shows the pages you havn't entered infor for.

I have seen some threads here that is a 2007 unattended but they all have the serial built in.

ANyhelp would be much appreciated.

EDIT by Shark007
I took the liberty of moving your post to this thread
It is the most likely place to get the answers you seek.

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Thanks to prathapml, finally, I succeeded in the complete silent installation Office 2007. :thumbup

I use Option A together with Option B to install.

1)Copy all folders and files in OFFICE12 DVD to D:\office2007 (example)

2)Make a Unattended.MSP (*.MSP)
Set OFFICE12 in DVD-ROM drive (example. F drive)
Execute the command F:\setup.exe /admin
Save as "Unattended.MSP" in D:\office2007 (In the same folder with setup.exe)

3)Make a "custom-uA.XML" as below, and put it in D:\office2007.

4)Then, just execute this command
D:\office2007\setup.exe /adminfile Unattended.MSP /config custom-uA.XML


I believe I have Office2007 Enterprise, not the other version.
I tested some methods to install Office 2007 including prathapml's Option A, but I could not install Office2007 Enterprise silently. I still got a dialog window asking and I had to choose Office applications again. (The same dialog in Option A- 4.) :wacko:

I used both Option A and B, then I succeeded in the complete silent installation Office 2007. :lol:

custom-uA.XML
<Configuration Product="Enterprise">
	<Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="yes" />
	
	<Setting Id="Reboot" Value="ReallySuppress" /> 

</Configuration>

Be careful, it takes much time to finish the full installation. In case of my PC (northwood 3.4G memory2G) it takes about 10 minutes appearing Office products shortcuts in start-up.

Edited by Tinywoods, 06 May 2007 - 02:51 AM.


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Hi,

I apologise if my question has been answered. My browser is returning an error when I try to read pages 2-3 of this thread.

Question:

There have been several updates released for Microsoft Office 2007 since RTM. In order to apply the KBXXXXXX.exe updates to Office, I just save them in the updates folder and Office will automatically install them during setup, right?

I don't need to reference each individual update anywhere in my *.msp file?

Thanks.

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Question:
There have been several updates released for Microsoft Office 2007 since RTM. In order to apply the KBXXXXXX.exe updates to Office, I just save them in the updates folder and Office will automatically install them during setup, right?

I don't need to reference each individual update anywhere in my *.msp file?

That is exactly how I thought it works, but apparently it does not. I have already tried putting all the 'update exe files' in the updates folder but none of them got applied. Based on what I can make out from a few posts in this thread it seems you need to have the updates in a '*.msp' file format. Upon extracting the 'KBXXXXXX.exe update' files I found that they all contain several *.txt files in addition to 'DetectionDll' '*.cif' & a '*.msp'. I am presuming that all you need is the '*.msp' file to be put in the 'Updates' folder. I personally have renamed all the '*.msp' files to 'KBXXXXXX.msp' using the coresponding 'KBXXXXXX.exe' file names to keep it more organized. Hopefully this shall work.

Edited by Sanjay, 16 May 2007 - 05:16 PM.


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Hi Sanjay,

Please let me know how you get on.

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I have some good news and some bad news.

First, the good news is that the updates all got automatically installed from my 'Unattended DVD'. I simply extracted the *.msp files from the KBXXXXXX.exe files, renamed the *.msp files to 'KBXXXXXX.msp' using the coresponding 'KBXXXXXX.exe' file names and placed them in the Updates folder.

Now for the bad news. The other add-ins did not get installed from the Updates folder. I think it may have something to do with the fact that they don't have a *.msp file in them. If someone knows how to get the add-ins to install automatically, please share the info here.

Thanks.

PS: I had placed the following add-ins in the update folder:
Microsoft Office Outlook Connector - msnolcon.msi
Outlook Personal Folders Backup - pfbackup.exe
Office 2007 Add-in Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS - SaveAsPDFandXPS.exe

Edited by Sanjay, 20 May 2007 - 03:51 AM.


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they seem to execute .msp's but not any other... incl .exe's .. i too figured i had to extract the .msp from the .exe

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Hi,

What program do I need in order to extract the *.msp files? And once I've extracted an *.exe is the only file I need the *.msp file, delete any other files that extract and the original *.exe, right?

Thanks.

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Hi,

What program do I need in order to extract the *.msp files? And once I've extracted an *.exe is the only file I need the *.msp file, delete any other files that extract and the original *.exe, right?

Thanks.

laze.

You can use 7zip or WinZip to extract the files from the KBxxxxxx.exe files. From the extracted files all you need is the *.msp file, you can discard all the other files. Also, just to keep things organized you may want to rename the *msp file to KBxxxxxx.msp using the corresponding names from the exe files. But this is not required.

Edited by Sanjay, 20 May 2007 - 10:25 PM.


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easier way to extract, just do /extract as a switch with path to extract and it will extract. By doing so, it will extract only the .msp.
Also, you can put them in runonceex using /quiet so they install silent if you don't want to bother extracting them.

Edited by nodiaque, 20 May 2007 - 10:36 PM.

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For installing add-ins for Office 2007 do the following:
ECHO.
ECHO Installing 'Microsoft Office 2007 Add-Ins'
ECHO Please wait...
ECHO Microsoft Office Outlook Connector 
start /wait %systemdrive%\Install\Office2007\Add-Ins\msnolcon.msi /q
ECHO Outlook Personal Folders Backup 
start /wait %systemdrive%\Install\Office2007\Add-Ins\pfbackup.msi /q
ECHO Office 2007 Add-in Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS 
start /wait %systemdrive%\Install\Office2007\Add-Ins\SaveAsPDFandXPS.exe /q
PS: You have to extract 'pfbackup.exe' to get 'pfbackup.msi'.

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easier way to extract, just do /extract as a switch with path to extract and it will extract. By doing so, it will extract only the .msp.
Also, you can put them in runonceex using /quiet so they install silent if you don't want to bother extracting them.


Hi,

Thanks.

For some reason my 7zip reports the *.exe as an unrecognised file-type and will not extract it so your alternative solution is better.

laze.

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For some reason my 7zip reports the *.exe as an unrecognised file-type and will not extract it so your alternative solution is better.

laze.

v4.45b of 7zip works fine to extract the updates.




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