And frustrated. I used this tool to make some MSI's a few years ago and it was very easy.

My current problem is trying to get an installation of MS Office 2003. The Office shortcuts do not work when the package is installed after creating it. The properties of the shortcut shows an ID number, and they seem to be looking the the Windows\Installer folder.

I can navigate to the MS Office folder and execute the programs. I am not doing anything special, just the before, install, and after to create the package.
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Use the original (vendor) MSI, do not repackage this.
Answered 11/16/2009 by: AngelD
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And frustrated.  I used this tool to make some MSI's a few years ago and it was very easy.

Even a few years ago Wininstall LE was nothing but a simple software that gave the illusion that msi-packaging is easy. Forget Wininstall LE and other click-and-finish -products. Msi (re)packaging is not easy. You really have to know what you are doing and validate, inspect, test and whatever your msi-packages.

My current problem is trying to get an installation of MS Office 2003.
I am not doing anything special, just the before, install, and after to create the package.

Your current problem is that you are trying to do something extremely special that is not going to succeed (re-package MS Office) and you are using completely wrong tools. [;)] Office 2003 is already an msi and there are tons of instructions how to deploy it. Re-packaging is not part of them.

Start from here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/default.aspx

First read the Deployment-chapter. After that prepare, customize and finally deploy Office 2003. Good luck.

Mikko Järvinen
Answered 11/16/2009 by: mikkojarvinen
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Thank you for setting me straight. I was really on the wrong track there.
Answered 11/16/2009 by: ndp183
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