Hello everyone,

After finally getting the Office 2007 installation working, my manager now asks me to integrate Visio 2007. So far it seems pretty straight forward.... Copy the Visio 2007 folders to the Office 2007 sharepoint. When I run the Office Customization tool, it asks if I want to create a .msp for the Visio installation. Sweet! I said to myself. I input all of the information just like the Office 2007 msp....

Now here's the problem. Now when I run the Office 2007 installation, it now prompts me what to install, Office 2007 or Visio 2007. Before it would just do a silent install without any prompts. I have to .msp files... One for the Office 2007 install and the other for the Visio 2007 (plus I also specify which .msp in the script).

Has anyone encountered this before? Is there a tweak in both of the .msp's that I forgot to adjust? Once I removed the Visio files, the Office 2007 installation didn't prompt me anymore...

Any suggestions welcomed,

Al
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You mentioned integration, meaning you want one install for Office that includes Visio ?
If so, you only need one msp, that includes Office and Visio.

Otherwise you need a separate msp for Visio, and specify the msp and the config.xml on the command line.
Answered 03/16/2008 by: reds4eva
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Thanks for your reply... Perhaps I should clarify...

* I would like to combine all installation files for Office 2007 and Visio 2007 into one network share. This I've already done

* I would then like to have one .msp for office installation (Word, PowerPoint, etc...) I've done this. It's a silent install that doesn't prompt for anything, no user intervention, and once installation is complete it brings of a screen showing that it is done...

* Where I'm now stuck is that I want to have a Visio 2007 installation SEPARATE from Office 2007. I created a .msp for this as well.... and instructed it to behave the same way as the Office2007.msp in terms of installation behavior.. silent install, supress etc..

My original thought that I just tell my script to point to the visio2007.msp just to install Visio but what happens is I get prompted at the "Choose A Microsoft Office Product" screen which asks me to install Office 2007 or Visio. I thought the .msp for Visio would solve this and automatically choose this since I suppressed everything. No luck.. I have Visio Pro 2007...

You mentioned a config.xml... Do I have to use a visio.msp and config.xml in together? If so, why wouldn't this be the case for Office 2007? I thought either creating a .msp or .xml (not together) would handle everything...

If need both .msp and config.xml together for Visio 2007, what should I additionally specify in the config.xml?

Many hanks for your help...

Al
Answered 03/17/2008 by: aquarta
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You should be able to prevent the prompt for which Office Product you wish to install by setting the Display Level to "Basic" when creating the MSP for Visio. You can modify this setting by re-running the OCT and open your existing MSP for Visio.

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Spartacus
Answered 03/17/2008 by: spartacus
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Thanks for your reply Spartacus. Yes, I've tried this in the OCT tool. It worked fine for when I created the Office 2007 .msp however, it doesn't work for Visio 2007....

All of my .msp files are in the Updates folder. I thought the installation might be ignoring it.

I have a .msp file name visio.msp... that contains the volume license key, shortcuts, display levels, etc...

Still when I launch the visio setup.exe with the /adminfile \\office2007\\updates\visio.msp switch, it still prompts me which product to install... Microsoft Office 2007 or Visio 2007... Unfortunately visio.msp is not taking care of this for me.
Answered 03/17/2008 by: aquarta
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Move the visio.msp to another folder.
I have setup Office the same way, and have seperate installs for Publisher, Visio etc, the differene is that the msp's are in different folders, not the updates folder. My understanding of the Updates folder is that setup applies "all" msp's (alphabetically) in that folder.


\\path to media\setup.exe /adminfile \\path to media\clientname\MSPublisher07.MSP /config \\path to media\Publisher.WW\config.xml

I found I had to specify the config file, although there is almost nothing in it. (below)

<Configuration Product="Publisher">
<USERNAME Value="clientname" />

</Configuration>
Answered 03/18/2008 by: reds4eva
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Thanks for the tip. What you said is very valuable and it is not specified anywhere through my review of the Microsoft Documentation... and that is where to put the .msps for the customizing and isolating different Microsoft Products.

Yes, I've been putting all of my .msp(s) (including the setup and updates) all in the "Updates" folder. I think things are getting confused.

Yes, I also found that I had to specify the config.xml for Visio 2007 file as well. I uncommented one of the lines and it looks like this:

<Display Level="basic" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="no" NoCancel="yes" AcceptEula="yes" />

Once I specify the .xml file rather than the .msp, Office 2007 no longer prompts me to choose which product I want to install. It just knows once you specify the .xml file.

I think I got everything to work for the moment. One thing now that isn't working anymore is "suppressing" the Privacy Options Screen. I took care of this previously but now it appears to be showing up again... Aaacck....
Answered 03/27/2008 by: aquarta
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I got it installed. Now I need an uninstall. I am using Altiris Deployment Console. Any help I can get would be great. Tried some things and it did not work.
Answered 07/08/2008 by: tmsmith2
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I still have to grapple with Office 2007 and its ilk, but I'll take a guess...

Won't the relevant ARP entry in the registry - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{The_relevant_Product)_code}- tell you what the uninstall command line is?
Answered 07/09/2008 by: VBScab
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to uninstall office we use c:\acp\setup.exe /uninstall proplus /config c:\acp\proplus.ww\config.xml

and the same for visio but /uninstall visstd /config c:\acp\visstd.ww\config.xml

if thats any good to call the command where ever the setup is?
Answered 10/22/2008 by: mdlister
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Perhaps a bit of a late answer, but I encountered a similar problem recently:

I was trying to install both the office 2007 suite and visio 2007 from the LIS I created. The setup could not handle it, even though the setup files and the msp file where in seperate dir's. I got it to work by specifying a different config.xml file for both installs. I did virtually nothing to the xml files, I just modified the top line: <Configuration Product="Standard"> for the suite and <Configuration Product="vispro"> for visio.

I hope this will help people, because I think it is not very clearly documented.
Answered 05/15/2009 by: Ilikebananas
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Make 1 AIP with everything in it, use transforms to only install the relevant components, i.e. word, excel, visio. Have the aip on a network drive available to everyone, voila.

P
Answered 05/15/2009 by: Inabus
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Hi Inabus,

An AIP on a network drive is not always the best option, sometimes you have to use a LIS.

Grtz

P.s. I think when you say transforms, you mean msp files?
Answered 05/15/2009 by: Ilikebananas
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hello all,
I'm new to this packaging field.....Plz help me out in Installing / Uninstalling Microsoft office visio standard 2007 SILENTLY.....kindly send me the cmd line as well.
Answered 03/20/2010 by: safwan
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Use the 'Package KB' and 'Search' facilities first. That's why they're there. If still have implementation problems after that, revert back to the forum.
Answered 03/20/2010 by: VBScab
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VBScab is right.. always try to search the forum first but I decided to be generous and link my post I did some time ago.

http://itninja.com/question/gnu,-freeware-and-shareware-programs-to-cloning9364&mpage=1&key=access쏏

This is an example for access but it's a no brainer to modify the .xml for Visio

Enjoy
Answered 03/20/2010 by: darkfang
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