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I am packaging Microsoft Office and also I need to run a service pack after installation of office.I have got uncompressed source.Could you please tell me is there any method to run the service pack after the installtion of office.what i have done is i took the files after running the service pack and included the updated files to pavkage i am working.But i dont think this is the best method I am doing .Is there any other way to run the service pack by keeping the service pack exe in the folder structure and run it automatically.
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Which version of Office are we talking about? 2003? 2007?
Answered 10/10/2008 by: VBScab
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I have the version as v9.0.6926 SP3.
Answered 10/10/2008 by: VinaySalimath
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As I understand, Office service pack (like Office2003SP3-KB923618-FullFile-ENU.exe) contains patches and you can include these to your respective MSIs.

Please go through this web page to understand slipstream office 2003 SP3.
http://groups.google.co.in/group/windows-installer-technology/web/step-by-step-guide-to-slipstream-office-2003-and-sp3?hl=en
Answered 10/10/2008 by: zipsantro
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How was the original version installed on to your workstations, from an administrative installation point or direct from media (e.g. CDs or CDs copied to a network share)?
Answered 10/10/2008 by: VBScab
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there is a number of scenarios here and you haven't mentioned which one you have.

a) current workstations deployed with version xxxx
b) no current deployments and fresh installation

the later is simple just slipstream the patch into the main solution using this last i checked

msiexec /a <path to source> /p <path to msp>

If you have the earlier and do not wish to uninstall your current deployments simply deploying the patch over the top of current is the go. A tool has been designed to simplify this process.

do a search for OHOTFIX.EXE which is designed to integrate numerous patches dependant on current service pack levels etc. This approach is the most dynamic in the sense it works in most situations regardless of current machine state, which is useful if you do not know the current state of ALL of your machines.
Answered 10/13/2008 by: jmcfadyen
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