hi all,

i have a mst file for office 2003 that was created with ORK. there was a feature that was supposed to be installed but is not.

how can i add the feature if office is already installed?

the feature is called HandWritingFiles and i know i need to put ADDLOCAL="HandWritingFiles" to the command line but the feature does not install.

if i go to control panel and office setup, i can manually install the feature.

please help!

thanks!
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I can't see why that command wouldn't have worked. Log both install types and see what it is you missed by comparing the two.
Answered 04/06/2009 by: VBScab
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good suggestion but how can i log the action from the setup's GUI of office?

thanks!

edit: by running it from the command line of course! *smack head*
Answered 04/06/2009 by: kardock
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...or by enabling Windows Installer logging.
Answered 04/06/2009 by: VBScab
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ok i admit, i'm lost.

here's the only line i can find in the log file about the feature, running with the GUI open;

MSI (s) (28:9C) [10:27:32:200]: Feature: HandWritingFiles; Installed: Absent; Request: Null; Action: Null

this works when i run powerpoint and test the feature.

and here are the lines i can find into the log file running with ADDLOCAL property on command line, running with /QB;

MSI (s) (3C:B4) [10:46:38:395]: Command Line: TRANSFORMS=MicrosoftOffice2003STDEN.MST ADDLOCAL=HandWritingFiles CURRENTDIRECTORY=Z:\Projects\Microsoft Office 2003 STD EN CLIENTUILEVEL=2 CLIENTPROCESSID=228

MSI (s) (3C:B4) [10:46:38:410]: PROPERTY CHANGE: Adding ADDLOCAL property. Its value is 'HandWritingFiles'.

MSI (s) (3C:B4) [10:46:42:650]: Feature: HandWritingFiles; Installed: Absent; Request: Local; Action: Local

MSI (s) (3C:B4) [10:46:52:411]: Executing op: RegClassInfoRegister(Feature=HandWritingFiles,Component={B05C6A77-8180-42FF-9C3A-ACC8C548F026},FileName=C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\INK\SKCHOBJ.DLL,ClsId={BAA8FB92-D1E7-4181-B0EE-94DA3329F7C0},ProgId=FSHook.MouseHook.1,VIProgId=FSHook.MouseHook,Description=MouseHook Class,Context=InprocServer32,,AppID={BAA8FB92-D1E7-4181-B0EE-94DA3329F7C0},,,,,,,)

a few lines like the one above.

Property(S): ADDLOCAL = HandWritingFiles

if i try running powerpoint and testing the feature, it's not working.

i don't understand this behavior.

thanks for helping!
Answered 04/06/2009 by: kardock
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anyone?
Answered 04/07/2009 by: kardock
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My *guess* would be that there are other features which need to be installed alongside HandWritingFiles...
Answered 04/07/2009 by: VBScab
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Can you clarify whether this change is being applied to a workstation running XP Tablet Edition ?

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Answered 04/07/2009 by: spartacus
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Opening my PRO11.MSI, I see that that feature's parent is one called CiceroFiles which, amongst other things, puts down a Control Panel applet, INPUT.CPL, whose name hints at some participation in this. Is that feature (i.e. CiceroFiles) already installed on your target? If not, try adding that as well and re-test. I presume (hope) that this is all taking place on a sacrificial w/s, rather than a Production one...?
Answered 04/07/2009 by: VBScab
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it's on XP but not tablet edition.

it's for a feature into powerpoint where, when you run a slideshow, you can highlight stuff with a yellow marker.

VBScab, i think you could be right but how can i detect what is missing?

thanks!
Answered 04/07/2009 by: kardock
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ORIGINAL: VBScab

Opening my PRO11.MSI, I see that that feature's parent is one called CiceroFiles which, amongst other things, puts down a Control Panel applet, INPUT.CPL, whose name hints at some participation in this. Is that feature (i.e. CiceroFiles) already installed on your target? If not, try adding that as well and re-test. I presume (hope) that this is all taking place on a sacrificial w/s, rather than a Production one...?


of course on a test pc ;-)

so i need ADDLOCAL="CiceroFiles,HandWritingFiles" right? i'll try that.

thanks!
Answered 04/07/2009 by: kardock
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Just "ADDLOCAL=CiceroFiles" will suffice, as "HandWritingFiles" is a child feature. Check first, though, to see whether or not the feature's already installed.
Answered 04/07/2009 by: VBScab
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this is driving me crazy. nothing works.

i tried both;

ADDLOCAL="CiceroFiles"

ADDLOCAL="CiceroFiles,HandWritingFiles"

but the feature never got installed.

thanks!
Answered 04/07/2009 by: kardock
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Couple of things to try:

1) Use ORK and add in all the missing features and make a new transform that way.

2) Try using maintwiz.exe to add the missing features

3) Make a new transform for all features, including the old transform and test to ensure it all works. Then check what properties have been set and duplicate as required.

At the end of the day you should never manually edit the office installs, always use microsoft utilities.
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Answered 04/07/2009 by: Inabus
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maintwiz has done the trick.

thanks Inabus!
Answered 04/07/2009 by: kardock
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Glad i could help.

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Answered 04/08/2009 by: Inabus
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