How to customise MS Access 2010?

I have the copy of MS Access 2010 and need to customise it to suit my company environment. However, the downloaded copy is a .exe instead of .MSI. I have use the setup.exe/admin to customised it and when I save the file, it's automatically go to .msp. I'm unable to execute the .msp, understand it's only a patch. How could I repackage the full version of MS Access 2010 (setup.exe + .MSP) ? How can I convert it to .MSI?

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Place the patch in the 'Updates' folder. SETUP.EXE will pick up and apply any patches it finds in that folder.
Posted by: ckubaska 10 years ago
Fourth Degree Brown Belt

I'm doing a simular task. I used the setup.exe /admin to customize access and then zipped up all the content. Upload the zip file to the kbox and try this command. "setup.exe" /adminfile "nameofyourfile.msp".

  • More information here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179097(v=office.12).aspx - philologist 10 years ago
Posted by: saranyadurairasu 10 years ago
Orange Belt

extract the downloaded .exe file to get .msi file and if you want to customize the application ,use office custimazation tool

  • I tried this before but unable to extract the setup.exe to get the .msi file. I'm able to extract the .msi from the downloaded copy for ms Visio viewer 2010 but not ms access 2010. - Lyvince_Lee 10 years ago
  • run the setup.exe (but dont install the application )it create a msi file in the %temp% folder copy that to your desktop. after copying that cancel the installation - saranyadurairasu 10 years ago
Posted by: anonymous_9363 10 years ago
Red Belt

With the Office product, Microsoft changed the concept of Windows Installer patching. Quite what was wrong with MSI+MST I have no idea.

You need to place the patch in the 'Updates' folder.  SETUP.EXE will pick up and apply any patches it finds in that folder.

I suggest some reading on MSDN/Technet would do you a power of good.

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