Hello and I will thank any and all who who reply inadvance. I read some of the posts and I have to tell you I am feeling very stupid.

I have greated a mst files for Ms Office and I have installed via GPO. I have a few questions

If I have an msi package such as acrobat, how do I create a an mst file?

Do I need additional software or will msiexec will work? Can I use the mst transform wizard that is for office for other software vendors?

I have read many posts and feel lost. I tried downloading WinInstallLE, but that seemed like it takes a snapshot of a PC and repackages it to an MSI... so I always come back to the mst file so it will deploy silently/

I read that an msi has transform files in. How do I extract and customize that file. I am lost and looking for a simple place to start

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there are a couple of tools you should try to get your hands on.

install tailor from Wise used to be a free download. Perhaps you can find an old copy from someone.

Orca can also do this as a freeware tool however it is considerably more complex and not advised as you seem to be relatively new to this field.

ORK cannot be used for other vendors its designed solely for the use of a specific version of office.

Acrobat can be done with the Tuner provided by Adobe on their website. Many other vendors also do similar and provide a tool.
Answered 10/14/2007 by: jmcfadyen
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Yes the 'Tuner' Adobe provides is brilliant, use that.
Answered 10/17/2007 by: Coriolus
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Yes the 'Tuner' Adobe provides is brilliant, use that.Mmmm...and their installer activity is SO well documented, too...[shakes head]
Answered 10/17/2007 by: VBScab
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I would like to apologize for my rudeness. I had a really crazy week. Thank you all for your comments.

Answered 10/21/2007 by: alussier
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