Hi there,

Just a few questions.

I've copied the office 2003 installation onto my network and created a MST to add customisations to the installation. This works fine and i can get it to install using the group policy.

The package is setup as published and when the user click on the application icons (word, excel etc). The installer box loads up as expected. I need this to be a silent install and not require any interaction from the user.

The user is presented with a couple of dialog boxes. These are

Name: asks for the name of the user. It applies the organisation name and product key from the MST
Installation option: It asks the user do they want to upgrade, remove or carry out a custom install. How can i get it to do a upgrade automatically? When i click upgrade the custom config is in there.

Any tips on how i can solve the above problems?

Much appreciated

John
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Did you use the Office Customization Wizard from the MS Website? It's been a while since I packaged Office, but if IIRC you can put all that into the custom mst. and specify all the upgrade/replace options inside the wiz...

This document should help: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA011401941033.aspx
Answered 10/05/2006 by: KPrinz
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Yeah i used that tool to make the mst file. I've run the wizard again after initially setting it up and i can't see anything relating to the points in my first post.

The only page that seems to be relevant is the modify setup properties page but im not sure what to put in.

Thanks
Answered 10/05/2006 by: fox1977
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For those tasks that you might need to use Custom Maintenance Wizard in ORK. It works perfectly for me.
Answered 10/05/2006 by: NACM
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When i run the custom maintenance wizard it gives me the same installation options as the Office Customisation Wizard and cant see anything relevant in there.

Thanks

John
Answered 10/05/2006 by: fox1977
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Did you add the LIMITUI = 1 property?
This removes any user interface and installs the package as defined by you in the MST.
Answered 10/11/2006 by: shogun_ro
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Sorry to be a bit stupid but on what screen in the MST wizard do i put the 'LIMITUI = 1'

thanks for the help
Answered 10/12/2006 by: fox1977
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Hi There,

In MST wizard u will have a screen called Modify Setup Properties (10th screen if i am not wrong) in that add LIMITUI=1 .

Cheers ,
Answered 10/12/2006 by: viswakar
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I don't know the number but it is one of the last windows. You have a list of properties and you can add how many properties you want.
Answered 10/13/2006 by: shogun_ro
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I'm in similar situation.

I have admin install on network for Office 2003. I created MST file for customizations.

If I assign software to computer in OU without MST file Office installs fine.

When I assign with MST file Office won't install and I get errors.

I tried the LIMITUI=1 without any change in results. I just can't get MST file to apply.
Answered 10/15/2006 by: cushride
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When I let go of the Exchange server settings in MST the install completed fine with the MST file. ??? My main reason for the MST is the benefit of "auto email configuration". At least I'm on to something else now.
Answered 10/15/2006 by: cushride
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Thanks for the help. The limit UI setting done the trick.

Now i just need to work out how to go about applying Office SP2 and the junk mail filter silently.

Anyone any tips

Much appreciated.

john
Answered 11/01/2006 by: fox1977
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ORIGINAL: fox1977

Thanks for the help. The limit UI setting done the trick.

Now i just need to work out how to go about applying Office SP2 and the junk mail filter silently.

Anyone any tips

Much appreciated.

john


I think the best option is to slipstream SP2 into your Administrative Office 2003 installation. So you don't have to deploy SP2 seperate.

Information can be found on the Microsoft website or at this [url=http://www.petri.co.il/office_system_2003_sp_slipstreaming.htm]page[/url].
Answered 11/02/2006 by: k.vdschaaf
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