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I'm developing a Package for Office 2007. I've made my Admin File but when I install it - I see the Splash Screen But I don't see anything install after that, nor is setup.exe running. Its like it has nothing to do.

My Install is the defaults for the most part with the exception of the user information.

Please advise.
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Also if it helps. When I do run setup.exe Ive noticed if I do the custom install the main apps are set for do not install (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access) Any way to ensure all these are checked?
Answered 06/14/2010 by: NVMY03ION
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Could you give us some more details. We can only make a guess with this information. Did you also modify the config or setup.xml for example. Have you checked the log file for any possible information on the cause of the error? (check the %temp% dir)

And besides the Package KB you might also find this an interesting source for you Office 2007 deployment: http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/office-2007-silent-installation-lessons-learned. It will give you a little more detailed insight in how installer/deployment actually works.
Answered 06/14/2010 by: Rheuvel
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Actually I think I just got it to work. Atleast all the components are there. Im still waiting for MSIExec to finish up in the process's but I can see all the individual components.

Office doesn't need a restart at the end does it? If so where is the option for it in the MSP file?
Answered 06/14/2010 by: NVMY03ION
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Office may need a restart, especially if you have any other applications that use mapi.dll. Best thing is to force a close of any application using mapi.dll (we ran into issues with people using office communicator).

Note that it takes a loooong time for this to run, especially if you are also uninstalling office 2003 in the process (which it defaults to doing).

The setup.exe launches over 20 separate .msi files. You will be installing more things long after you see the initial sucessful installation logs, particularly if you are including service packs in the full install (setup will run anything in the updates folder).
Answered 06/14/2010 by: FunWithApps
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