Hi all,

My customised silent office install is working great, even to the point where the Username/Initials prompt doesn't appear for any user of the same PC so am almost happy.

The only issue I have is that whilst the Display level is set to none and Suppress modal is checked there is a brief moment at the beginning of the install where the preparing necessary files splash screen appears.

Is there a way to hide that too?

Thanks in advance.
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could you post the contents of the config.xml file that's being used with the installation?
Answered 08/25/2011 by: pjgeutjens
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Hi pjgeutjens, please see the following line, everything else in the xml file is remarked out.

<Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="yes" />
Answered 08/25/2011 by: hingethunder
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hmm, there goes my initial thought as to the cause out of the window :)

So I assume you

1) made an MSP using the Config Wizard, indicating the install should be silent inthere
2) changed the lines in the config.xml as indicated in your post
3) used the correct commandline to launch the installer i.e setup.exe /adminfile "<path to>ADMIN.MSP" /config "<path to>\config.xml"

If you did all that, I'm afraid I can't tell you what's missing... hopefully someone else can.

PJ
Answered 08/25/2011 by: pjgeutjens
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Yes to all the above PJ. Thanks.
Answered 08/25/2011 by: hingethunder
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You should find all you need at http://blog.stealthpuppy.com/deployment/customising-office-2010-before-deployment/
Answered 08/25/2011 by: AngelD
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I had the same issue. It was resolved for me by specifying the config.xml explicitly on the command rather than searching for it in the default location line e.g.

Setup.exe /config "{install source}\ProPlus.WW\config.xml" /adminfile "{install source}\MyOCTFile.MSP"
Answered 09/02/2011 by: nortonl
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Thanks guys, it turns out as you have all rightly said - specifying both the XML and MSP files in the install command line completely hides the interface.
If either one of these are not present in the command line - artifacts of the installer can appear - no matter how briefly they pop up it is very annoying so am happy you have pointed me in the right direction.
Answered 09/06/2011 by: hingethunder
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