So apparently if you use the ORK to make transforms for 2003 Std. and 2003 Pro, and then you install 2003 Std. and then "upgrade" it to 2003 Pro, it does NOT remove the Office 2003 std from the add/remove programs.

So the questions are:

1) Why? (is this "normal" Office 2003 behavior to not "upgrade" and remove the old stuff from add/remove programs?)

2) How would I go about doing a "last" action in the transform to run this:

MsiExec.Exe /x {90120409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9} /qn

I know I can put that into the "upgrade" section, but I want to remove it AFTER it's install (or SHOULD I put it in the "beginning")?
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as part of the ORK configuration it asks you if you want to remove previous versions.

I would say go back to your ORK transform and check that you set it to remove previous versions.
Answered 07/30/2007 by: jmcfadyen
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It's setup for "Default" behavior which is to remove previous versions.

However, if you read the help it says that "previous" versions is Office 95 through Office XP.

It does NOT remove Office 2003 Standard, as apparently that's not a previous version.

So I guess this is working as designed.
Answered 07/31/2007 by: kjhurni
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Actually I think it is working as designed.
Office Pro is just Office Standard + MS Access IIRC and the ORK default is not to remove all previous versions.

you should be able to do something likethis, msiexec /i pro11.msi TRANSFORMS=yourtransform.mst ADDLOCAL=Access
Answered 08/01/2007 by: aogilmor
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Thanks.

It seems that's what the install actually does, but I'm more concerned with the add/remove programs showing that you have both items still installed. (it really throws off the software licensing and reporting counts for our inventory).

Ironiclally you can remove the "standard" from add/remove programs and it takes all of 5 seconds to run and remove the entry and everything else seems to work fine.

Just a pain in the butt to have to manually run that as I can't seem to put in the "msiexec /x blah /qn" line anywhere in the Pro install to have it automatically do that unless I run setup.exe which I don't want to do.
Answered 08/02/2007 by: kjhurni
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you should be able to tweak the upgrade table to remove it completely first.

I would expect all that ORK is doing is modifying the upgrade table contents anyway.
Answered 08/05/2007 by: jmcfadyen
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