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.

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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.

Answered 07/27/2005 by: greenmagnet
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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.
Answered 07/27/2005 by: msvkumar
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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.
Answered 07/29/2005 by: slocko
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Thanks for the reply.

My mail ID is msvklumar@yahoo.com. I'm waiting for your reply. Thanks in advance.
Answered 07/30/2005 by: msvkumar
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hey, could you send me the document also. My email is
Thanks in advance
Answered 07/30/2005 by: rgarcia
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Sorry for typing mistake of mail id,

My mail id is msvkumar@yahoo.com

Please forward again.

Answered 08/01/2005 by: msvkumar
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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:


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Answered 08/01/2005 by: craig16229
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Try this link :

Cheers ,
Answered 08/02/2005 by: viv_bhatt1
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