Hi, I am working on a installation package for Office 2007 Enterprise Edition. I have included in my .msp file under the Add installations and run programs the following command:

[post install] "\\servername\ins_point\Office_2007\Add-In\SaveAsPDF.exe" /quiet

However, this does not seem to install the add-in as I had hoped. I configured the config.xml to not restart by changing the Setting ID to the following:

<Setting Id="Setup_Reboot" Value="Never" />

However, it still reboots after its done. I don't see anything obvious in the logs, but I'm not sure that I'm looking in teh right place. If anyone has any idea how to get this add-in installed with the initial install of Office 2007, I'd greatly appreciate it! Let me know if you need any other info.

Thanks!
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Welcome to the world of Office 2007, where a lot of the stuff SIMPLY DOESN'T WORK the way they say in the documentation.

If you get an answer, let us know. I have multiple posts on the same issue in the microsoft office 2007 community Bulletin Boards. From time to time an actual Microsoft employee will answer questions or attempt to. One Microsoft Employee attempted to answer by telling what the microsoft documetation says. When I told her that this was how I set it up but it still did not run the post-install program I never heard back. You may have better luck.
Answered 12/13/2007 by: aogilmor
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Make sure the config.xml you want to use is in the same directory as setup.exe... or that you specify the path using (i think it's called) ConfigFile= as a parameter when you launch the executable.

if the config.xml is in the same directory you do not need to specify it's location.

As far as the post install calls... there is no wait for completion in the installer...
I found it easier to script the entire office2k7 install and make my own calls to the addon's i wanted delivered with the package.
Answered 12/13/2007 by: gmorgan618
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aogilmor just curious, What were you having problems with?
Answered 12/13/2007 by: gmorgan618
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I was trying to get rid of the Prompt for "XMLLite" which installs the first time you start visio 2007, by running it as a post-install job.
Never worked; never got an answer from msft as to why. And just to make sure I didn't fat finger the command line, I copied it to a standalone directory and ran it at the command prompt and it ran just fine.

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Answered 12/13/2007 by: aogilmor
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Welcome to the world of Office 2007, where a lot of the stuff SIMPLY DOESN'T WORK the way they say in the documentation.When I was at a client who wasn't getting a response from MS, the MD was persauded to send them a letter with copies of emails, incident numbers, shoe sizes, etc. but in a HUGE font size.
I mean, HUGE.
It meant that the "envelope" was sized accordingly, too. We got a response within 2 days. YMMV.

Happy days...
Answered 12/14/2007 by: VBScab
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I just put the SaveAsPDF file in the updates folder. In the Office Customization Tool under Additional Content - Add files - I added the location of the SaveAsPDFandXPS.exe file and when running my install it installs near the end of the installation.
Answered 06/06/2008 by: barbe
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SaveAsPDFandXPS.exe is an MSI, which may or may not help.
I use a wrapper to install office so it gets executed that way.
Answered 06/08/2008 by: reds4eva
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