Would anyone be able to assist me with creating an .mst file to use to add the Outlook 2003 icon to the desktop? The problem is that users aren't used to not seeing the icon so they're flooding the helpdesk with inquiries. I have an SMS package already created using "msiexec /I STD11.MSI /qn" and I've successfully deployed the package to a few departments. I also created another package using "SETUP.EXE TRANSFORMS=\\myserver\folder\subfolder\folder\folder\Stndrd\O2K3outlook.MST /qn" and it doesn't seem to work. The package arrives at the client but it doesn't install. I'm not concerned with a particular method I simply need to get the icon created so any responses or direction is greatly appreciated.
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If you created the transform through anything other than the Office Resource Kit's Custom Installation Wizard, it won't work. The Office 2003 MSI is chock full of custom actions and it seems that even the most benign transform will cause the EULA portion to break, which tells me that it's intentional. The resource kit is downloadable from Microsoft's site.
Answered 07/06/2005 by: VikingLoki
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yeah you will need to download the office resource kit as vikingloki said
its very easy to use, it just asks you for the original msi file and steps you through the different changes available such as eula acceptance and creating and removing shortcuts
Answered 07/06/2005 by: ictu packager
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Hej Marvin,

If you have a Wise or other package software, you can manually create the Outlook 2003 Shortcut(Icon) on the users desktop.

Normally if everyone should access the Outlook on the same pc , if it is multi user pc, you can copy the shortcut under %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop which is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop.

This could be a simple batch file.

I suppose you already have shortcut under c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office

This is easiest way to copy Outlook 2003 icon to the users desktop.

Otherwise, you can edit the .mst file and add this shortcut in the .mst file

I recommend that you always should use ORCA Tools for MS Office Products
Answered 07/07/2005 by: Priapus
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