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Hey,

I don't use betas.

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


I also use this version, but I can't extrac the files :blink:
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The "/extract" switch works perfectly.

Just go to start > run > type in the location of the hotfix with the switch on the end and click OK. It will then run, accept the agreement and then select where to save the output. The output will be an *.msp file, place this in your updates folder.

Example - c:\KB123456.exe /extract

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(updated to reflect final RTM version)

Unattending or silently installing MS Office System, has now become easier than ever. There are two ways to unattend your setup:
--> Option A (use it only if you got Office2007 thru SoftwareAssurance, which comes with activation stripped out).
--> Option B is for all the others (retail/OEM/academic/trial/etc). Both are colored differently below.


Option A:
1. Ensure you have an actual enterprise/corporate disc & product-key.
2. Notably, o2k7 uses setup patches (*.MSP) rather than transforms which previous versions used (*.MST). The below instructions will give you an MSP file, which is not accepted by non-corporate versions of o2k7. If you ignored point1 above, then you will end up wasting 15 minutes of your life which I'm not responsible for.
3. Now at the command prompt, type: setup.exe /admin
4. Choose the product for which you want to make a customization-patch.
5. Then go through all steps in the customization wizard (to install the reqd apps & remove junk & change default settings).
6. Be sure to have "completion notice" turned on & "suppress modals" turned off (this is to get to see errors, if any exist). Once you're done with testing, go thru the customization again to modify the MSP to disable completion notice & enable suppress modals.
7. Save the resulting patch file in the same folder as o2k7 setup files.
8. Now just execute this command (thru any method) for silent install: setup.exe /adminfile CUSTOM.MSP

Or if you have the Office 2007 Enterprise VLK, you could even drop the CUSTOM.MSP file in the "Updates" folder & setup will pick it up automatically (without any switches being used). For this, ensure you have WindowsInstaller 3.1 already installed.

*** For completely silent install, you MUST set the DisplayLevel to "none", either by MSP (accessible from step 6 above) or by xml, otherwise you'll get a confirmation dialog similar to the image shown in attachment below. (do this only AFTER testing, when you're sure it works)


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Edited by CaNgO, 29 July 2007 - 03:25 AM.


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I hope no-one dignifies your question with a response.

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Hi all, I have read all the replays and have helped me a lot. I have the PROHYBRIDR version of Office 2007 and I need to install various product keys in various computers.

But I have some questions:

- Can I specify the path where the users save all the documents made with Office 2007 by default, like the ork 2003 do.
- I need to make a visual basic script to run the silent installation, introducing each product key by computer.


Thanks a lot. Shald
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v4.45b of 7zip works fine to extract the updates.


I also use this version, but I can't extrac the files :blink:


7-Zip 4.46 Beta works perfect for extracting the msp files from the exe :) :thumbup
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Just wondering if the methods listed on the first page work with Vista?

Yes indeed, same methods for XP,2k3,vista.

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

Winrar has been correctly extracting MS hotfixes since a long time - its just a self-extracting .CAB archive!



I have the PROHYBRIDR version of Office 2007 and I need to install various product keys in various computers.
But I have some questions:

- Can I specify the path where the users save all the documents made with Office 2007 by default, like the ork 2003 do.
- I need to make a visual basic script to run the silent installation, introducing each product key by computer.

I've never heard of a PROHYBRID version of office.
Yes you can specify the default-save-path for documents, it can be done when you're preparing your MSP file.
As for the VBscript, you might need to make it yourself, as per your customized needs.















What I would like to be able 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.

There's a very simple way to do this:
1. First use a key to install.
2. After install, delete this registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Registration (on XP & vista 32-bit)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Registration (on XP & vista 64-bit)

3. You can do the above 2 steps in the normal way, or you can automate both of the above (to do it unattended).
4. Thats all.

Edited by prathapml, 06 June 2007 - 12:27 PM.

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is there any method to compress office 2007 installation files

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is there any method to compress office 2007 installation files

You can 7-zip it the same way as you can with 2003, search for "office 2003 7-zip" or similar.

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@prathapml - As far as I can determine, the setup in O2k7 does not allow for the removal or different placement of the LIS. removal only occurs if Office is not installed for some reason. The MSOcache is created on the same drive and the installation path of the main program. This seems to be by design. Sigh.

In 2003 there was a tool in the Office Resource Kit called LISTool.exe which allowed changing the location of the the LIS or it's removal. More specifically, it dealt with the approriate registry entries. I'm willin gto bet it will work on 2007, though it doesn't appear to be included in the the Resource Kit.

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The LIStool & and also batch-files can remove the MSOcache, after its created.
But I dont want it to be created at all.



(in office 2003, you could specify that you dont want a local cache at all, and that saved half the install-time)
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Yes,

At the moment, I delete MSOCache after the installation completes, but this isn't ideal.

If as prathapml suggests, installation time's drastically cut by not creating MSOCache, then I'm for working that much harder to find a solution.

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Is there a good (as in easy) way to force any open Office2003 apps to close so SMS can push Offfice 2007 as an upgrade? It seems to be impossible to get the users to close outlook, so the install, naturally, fails. i can't find anything in the OCT that addresses this, but perhaps I'm just not seeing it.

If it can't be done using the OCT or directly editing a config file, is there another tool I can use by linking it to the SMS package?

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I have another two problems with Office 2007 enterprise vl

1. I made .msp and everything works fine except one thing - it always asks me what I want to install (look at attachment). Because I have two MUI.
So is there a way to select appropriate product automatically (first one) ?

2. I had two separate MUI packages (as you can see in attachment image - russian and spanish). As I know I can merge all MUI folders with .ru-ru and .es-es extensions into main Office 2007 installation and I did it. Original setup.exe (look at the attached image again) recognizes these MUI folders and I can select them from the list. But the problem at the end of the MUI installation is asks for setup.exe and don't accept itself.
Original setup.exe from the worked fine (separately) but now I deleted it :(

This was a beta of Russian MUI. Now works fine.

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Edited by Marsianin, 01 July 2007 - 06:25 PM.

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If I unattended try to uninstall Office 2007 Enterprise, it always reboots after completion.
I've tried the following:

msiexec.exe /X{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /quiet /passive /norestart /qb-!
and:
setup.exe /uninstall enterprise /config config.xml

where config.xml includes:

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

Any ideas on how to prevent that from happening?

Edited by newuzer, 21 June 2007 - 03:01 AM.


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Is there a good (as in easy) way to force any open Office2003 apps to close so SMS can push Offfice 2007 as an upgrade? It seems to be impossible to get the users to close outlook, so the install, naturally, fails. i can't find anything in the OCT that addresses this, but perhaps I'm just not seeing it.

If it can't be done using the OCT or directly editing a config file, is there another tool I can use by linking it to the SMS package?

- Everett


Hi,

You can use PSKILL.EXE to kill any application.

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If I unattended try to uninstall Office 2007 Enterprise, it always reboots after completion.
I've tried the following:

msiexec.exe /X{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /quiet /passive /norestart /qb-!
and:
setup.exe /uninstall enterprise /config config.xml

where config.xml includes:

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

Any ideas on how to prevent that from happening?


Already found the answer.

config.xml should include:

<Configuration Product="Enterprise">
<Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="yes" />
<Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="Never" />
</Configuration>

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I have another two problems with Office 2007 enterprise vl

1. I made .msp and everything works fine except one thing - it always asks me what I want to install (look at attachment). Because I have two MUI.
So is there a way to select appropriate product automatically (first one) ?


I have the same issue. I tried to specified the Product Code in the config.xml file, still not working.

For the problem #2 make sure you added the proper entries in the config.xml filelocated in the Enteprise.WW folder.

Here's my config.xml file:

<Configuration Product="Enterprise">

<!-- Install Office 2007 Enteprise as default product -->
<Setup Id="Enterprise" Type="Product" ProductCode="{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}">

<!-- Match GUI language with system language -->
<AddLanguage Id="match" ShellTransform="yes"/>
<!-- Add english language pack -->
<AddLanguage Id="en-us" />
<!-- Add french language pack -->
<AddLanguage Id="fr-fr" />

Any suggestions ?

Edited by JakeLD, 29 June 2007 - 10:49 PM.

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(updated to reflect final RTM version)

Unattending or silently installing MS Office System, has now become easier than ever. There are two ways to unattend your setup:
--> Option A (use it only if you got Office2007 thru SoftwareAssurance, which comes with activation stripped out).
--> Option B is for all the others (retail/OEM/academic/trial/etc). Both are colored differently below.


Option A:
1. Ensure you have an actual enterprise/corporate disc & product-key.
2. Notably, o2k7 uses setup patches (*.MSP) rather than transforms which previous versions used (*.MST). The below instructions will give you an MSP file, which is not accepted by non-corporate versions of o2k7. If you ignored point1 above, then you will end up wasting 15 minutes of your life which I'm not responsible for.
3. Now at the command prompt, type: setup.exe /admin
4. Choose the product for which you want to make a customization-patch.
5. Then go through all steps in the customization wizard (to install the reqd apps & remove junk & change default settings).
6. Be sure to have "completion notice" turned on & "suppress modals" turned off (this is to get to see errors, if any exist). Once you're done with testing, go thru the customization again to modify the MSP to disable completion notice & enable suppress modals.
7. Save the resulting patch file in the same folder as o2k7 setup files.
8. Now just execute this command (thru any method) for silent install: setup.exe /adminfile CUSTOM.MSP

Or if you have the Office 2007 Enterprise VLK, you could even drop the CUSTOM.MSP file in the "Updates" folder & setup will pick it up automatically (without any switches being used). For this, ensure you have WindowsInstaller 3.1 already installed.

*** For completely silent install, you MUST set the DisplayLevel to "none", either by MSP (accessible from step 6 above) or by xml, otherwise you'll get a confirmation dialog similar to the image shown in attachment below. (do this only AFTER testing, when you're sure it works)


So once I have created the custom msp file, and put it in the main office2007 install source folder, packed it with nlite addon maker using the command switch /adminfile custom.msp to a huge cab file, put it in nLite patches it should install with windows???

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Guys an easy way to install the XPS and PDF addin is to do this.

we will assume you know how to do a GPO install.

Install the SaveAsPDFandXPS.exe which you can find here Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS Addin

Then copy the ExPdfXps.msi and the ExPdfXps.cab into the network share that you want to distribute the files from. You can find these two files in C:\Program Files\MSECache\ExPdfXps\1033.

Hope this helps... I tested the install and it works. thumbup.gif

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Or you can also obtain the ExPdfXps.msi and the ExPdfXps.cab files by making an Administrative-Install-Point of the addin, using this command:
msiexec /A SaveAsPDFandXPS.exe aipfoldername

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Can i slipstream my office07 enterprise (silent) into my xp dvd? or it wont work?

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"Slipstream" defined:

to slipstream is to integrate files from a hotfix or service pack into the original installation media. Microsoft, as well as many other companies, do this as a way of minimalizing the time needed for products to be configured and updated when first installed.
It is designed to reduce the length of a running program by removing the non-essential instructions. Usually, existing components are replaced with an updated version at source itself.


So by definition, you cannot really "slipstream" Office 2007 into your XP dvd as such. What you *CAN* do though, is to include any application you want on your dvd, and use unattended install scripts to have them setup silently without any clicks needed from you.
For more info - The Unattended Guide
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hi people,
can someone please help me make this an addon please? or has anyone tried slipstreaming it, because i heard that it is possible

Edited by shahed26, 13 July 2007 - 06:16 PM.





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