Help required in Repackaging Office 2003

Hi All,

I'm facing problem in repackaging Office 2003. Below is the brief description.

I have slip streamed Office 2003 with SP1 and trying to repackage with Wise package studio. I'm able to repackage sucessfully. The problem arises after installation, none of the shortcuts are working. It dont show Icons and up on executing it searches for .exe file. How can I address this problem for shortcuts. Please help me.

Many Thanks,

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Posted by: greenmagnet 15 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt

I hope you're not really repackaging Office 2003! You'd be best off using the Office Rescource Kit Custom Installation Wizard instead of WPS.

Try http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/assistance/HA011401701033.aspx for more info.

Posted by: msvkumar 15 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Thanks you all for replies.

I'm just wondering is Office not supposed to be packaged using snapshot method or installation monitoring? Please clarify.

Thanks in advance.
Posted by: slocko 15 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
PM me with your email address and I will send you a document I put together on Office 2003. I have step by step instructions and hyperlinks from where you can download the resource kit. I also detail how to setup the admin point and how to apply sp1 and all the other patches to the admin point.

Office 2003 is a very complex msi, but not complicated to configure once you know what you need to do.
Posted by: msvkumar 15 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Thanks for the reply.

My mail ID is msvklumar@yahoo.com. I'm waiting for your reply. Thanks in advance.
Posted by: rgarcia 15 years ago
Yellow Belt
hey, could you send me the document also. My email is
Thanks in advance
Posted by: msvkumar 15 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Sorry for typing mistake of mail id,

My mail id is msvkumar@yahoo.com

Please forward again.

Posted by: craig16229 15 years ago
Third Degree Brown Belt
This has been covered here at AppDeploy several times, but here are the basics again:

1. Insert your Office 2k3 CD. It must be an Enterprise / volume license edition. Others will not allow an admin install.

2. Open a command line, change directories to you CD drive, and enter "setup /a"

3. follow the prompts, during which you will be prompted for location and your 25 character key.

4. Download ORK 2003, install it, and run the Custom Installatio Wizard against the .msi in your administrative installation point.

Some info is here:


Craig --<>.
Posted by: viv_bhatt1 15 years ago
Senior Purple Belt
Try this link :

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