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The successor of the famous Office Resource Kit Tools (ORK) to customize the Office installation is now called Office Customization Tool (OCT) and is included within the original setup so you don't need to download anything.
To start the Office Customization Tool (OCT) type setup.exe /admin.
At the end of the process, the OCT saves your choices in a MSP file, rather than the transform (MST) produced by the Custom Installation Wizard. Like a transform, the customization file results in uniform default configuration of the product for all users. Unlike a transform, however, which you had to specify explicitly on the command line or in the Setup.ini file, you can allow Setup to apply the customization file automatically by storing it in the Updates folder at the root of the network installation point.
During the installation, Setup finds and applies all the MSP files in the Updates folder - both customization files and Software Updates - that match that product. You can specify an alternate location for MSP files in Config.xml, or you can point to a particular customization file by using the /adminfile command-line option.
For detailed information about using the OCT, .
The registry entries work great to get rid of the Privacy Options when the application is first opened, but to get rid of the option to go to Office Updates at the end of the install, you must go into the msp file, go to the Modify Setup properties section, and add a property named HIDEUPDATEUI with the value set to True.
In addition to the MSDN distributing a retail copy (see above OCT error), Action Pack subscribers are also receiving a retail copy.
The OCT has the ability to save the default file type also which isn't mentioned anywhere here. It is kind of hard to find. But, if you look under Modify User Settings > Microsoft Word 2007 > Word Options > Save > Save files in this format you will see the setting for Word. You can find the others using this example. Enjoy!
Be sure you download the latest OTC
"setup.exe" /adminfile "Standard_Desktop.msp"
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