I am new to MSI packaging and I have a situation where we need to deploy MS Office XP without Access - we have a situation where some users will require MS Access XP installed separateley. (this is due to licensing restrictions)
Currently I have created 2 MST's (with orktools) They both install ok separately, however if I install Office without Access first, then try to run the MST for installing Access only afterwards it only self heals and doesnt install Access.

What needs to be changed within the MST or MSI that will enable me to run a second install with this MST to just install Accces ??

Thanks in advance.
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you better use the maintwiz utility. This little application comes with the ms office resource kit. With this tool you can change the installation (via a wizard) in the same way as you would change your installation via add/remove programs.
You can select additional features to install etc. The maintwiz.exe creates a .cmw file witch you can distribute in the following way:
instead of msiexec run the following commandline:

maintwiz.exe /c {.cmw file} /qb-

In this way your office installation will be changed according to the changes in your .cmw file.

Hope this will help.
Answered 06/23/2004 by: jgeluk
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ahertsch,

Do the people who need Access also need Office?

If so, it seems to me the way to go about this that involves the fewest steps is to create one tranforms that installs Office with Access, and one that installs Office w/o Access (rather than having a separate .mst just for deploying Access).

Craig --<>.
Answered 06/23/2004 by: craig16229
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