I can stop it from installing with OCT, but can i remove it completely from my installer? I've tried editing all the XML files, and deleting the groove files from the .cabs. Is there anyway to do this?
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Is there anyway to do this?Probably from the room with the nice padded walls and the man outside in a white coat, carrying a syringe. To be blunt, if you mess with Office (deleting files from the CABs?!? Jeez...) you deserve everything you get.
Answered 02/13/2009 by: VBScab
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ORIGINAL: VBScab

Is there anyway to do this?Probably from the room with the nice padded walls and the man outside in a white coat, carrying a syringe. To be blunt, if you mess with Office (deleting files from the CABs?!? Jeez...) you deserve everything you get.


Your opinion is not what I was looking for. But hey, thanks for replying.
Answered 02/13/2009 by: hngovr1
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Why are you trying to do this? What's the underlying problem? Perhaps we can suggest something that gets you to your desired destination without modifying the setup files.

You will certainly be going down a dark road if you do that.
Answered 02/13/2009 by: turbokitty
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I am simply trying to remove groove and other things from my installer to reduce size. My .msp is set up to not install what I wont use, but I'd like to remove what I think is unessecery from my installer package all together.
Answered 02/13/2009 by: hngovr1
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I suppose if you reverse engineered the installer and determined that only Groove files were in a particular CAB, you could remove that CAB (I wouldn't suggest editing a CAB). But you'd have to be extremely careful.

Unless your back is really against the wall, I'd abandon this approach. The risk is probably not worth the reward.
Answered 02/13/2009 by: turbokitty
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Thank you turbokitty, for an honest response instead of some snarky comment. I'll keep trying.
Answered 02/13/2009 by: hngovr1
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Someone else asked a similar question on these forums recently about removing parts of office that are not required, basically to reduce the size of the source. I havent tried it, but if Grove is not part of your install, then deleting the source folders/files shouldn’t have any detrimental effect. A bit of trial and error would prove that, ie. delete the folders and run your install.
The downside of course is as soon as you remove stuff, then your users are bound by the laws of murphy to request it later on :/
Answered 02/15/2009 by: reds4eva
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The downside of course is as soon as you remove stuff, then your users are bound by the laws of murphy to request it later on :/Dean, you, me and the OP know that that NEVER happens.
Answered 02/16/2009 by: VBScab
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