I have developed an automated install of Office Standard 2007 with SP1 via the Office Customization Tool (OCT) and it is working fine. Now, it has been requested for me to develop an automated install of Excel 2007 (with SP1 and customizations) only. I would prefer to use the same Administrative Installation Point (AIP) that I'm using for the Office Standard 2007 installation. Is this possible?

If this is possible, how do I go about doing this?

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TX, same way as a full install setup /admin, then choose "New customization file" and go through all your customizations ,taking care to not install anything but Excel. Then save the customization file, and use the command line syntax to run only the Excel customization (msp) for that Excel installation, i.e.
setup.exe /adminfile <path to msp file>

Answered 08/08/2008 by: aogilmor
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One thing to watch out for when you are creating the MSP for Excel 2007 is the uninstallation of previous versions of Office. If you create the MSP from your Office admin point, the default will be for your installation to remove all previous versions of Office (not just Excel) on the target machine. This may not be what you want to happen :-)

So when creating the MSP using setup.exe /admin, make sure you explicitly mark only those older products you actually want to be removed during your Excel 2007 installation.

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Answered 08/10/2008 by: spartacus
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ORIGINAL: aogilmor

TX, same way as a full install setup /admin, then choose "New customization file" and go through all your customizations ,taking care to not install anything but Excel. Then save the customization file, and use the command line syntax to run only the Excel customization (msp) for that Excel installation, i.e.
setup.exe /adminfile <path to msp file>



Thank you, aogilmor. What about the other things in the "Updates" folder that I would like to have applied/installed after the Excel 2007 install, such as SP1 and the Save as PDF/XPS Document add-in? Will I have to specify them in the command-line too, or will they automatically get applied?

Thanks,

TX Techie
Answered 08/12/2008 by: TXTechie
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ORIGINAL: spartacus

One thing to watch out for when you are creating the MSP for Excel 2007 is the uninstallation of previous versions of Office. If you create the MSP from your Office admin point, the default will be for your installation to remove all previous versions of Office (not just Excel) on the target machine. This may not be what you want to happen :-)

So when creating the MSP using setup.exe /admin, make sure you explicitly mark only those older products you actually want to be removed during your Excel 2007 installation.

Regards,

Spartacus

Thanks for the reminder, spartacus.
Answered 08/12/2008 by: TXTechie
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If I use setup.exe /adminfile <path to msp file>, what about the other things in the "Updates" folder that I would like to have applied/installed after the Excel 2007 install - such as SP1 and the Save as PDF/XPS Document add-in?

Will I have to specify them in the command-line too, or is there some way that I can have them automatically get applied (without having to copy them to another folder)?

Thanks,

TX Techie
Answered 08/13/2008 by: TXTechie
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Will I have to specify them in the command-line too


No. if the Sp1 MSP's are in the updates folder, SP1 will get applied.


The PDF/XPS Document add-in is an MSI, so can be installed seperately.
Answered 08/13/2008 by: reds4eva
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