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Packaging Access 2003 separately from the rest of Office 2003

Hi everyone. I'm fairly new to the whole packaging scene and just need some help with packaging Office 2003. I'm using the ORK and I've created my initial Office package and marked Microsoft Office Access, Publisher and InfoPath as Not Available, Hidden, Locked. I then created a new MST to push out just Microsoft Access based on the Office MST that I just created. I changed Microsoft Access from Not Available, Hidden, Locked to Run all from My Computer. I now have 2 MSTs: one for office and one for MSAccess. If I install my Office package first and then push out the Access package, the shortcut for Access doesn't show up (but the office ones do). But if I install Access first (its icon shows), but the Office icons don't. How do I get the Access icon to show after i've already installed Office? Thanks for your help!

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Posted by: Inabus 13 years ago
Second Degree Green Belt
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If I remember correctly I used the 2003 Office Resource Kit and simply selected Access 2003, not anything else. I do believe you need to ensure that common stuff is available, so I would select everything then just deselect Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher, for example. This will leave you with all the common stuff you need and give you just a transform for Access. You can repeat the same step for the other applications to create individual MST's for each application.

Paul
Posted by: schieb 13 years ago
Purple Belt
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I think if you do it that way you have to use office suite licensing vs stand-alone purchase licensing. I just opened ACC11.MSI with the ORK to make ours.
Posted by: MarlboroMan 13 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
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Yes, I used the Office 2K3 Resource Kit to modify it. In addition, you can customize the INI files to add the specific settings you want and then install it by using the setup specific to Access that is included.
Posted by: Inabus 13 years ago
Second Degree Green Belt
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Good point Schieb, that is how I did it, sorry, was about a year ago when I used the toolkit to create the 5 MST's :)

Paul
Posted by: jmcfadyen 13 years ago
5th Degree Black Belt
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just run this on machines that require access.

set objInstaller = CreateObject("windowsInstaller.Installer")
objInstaller.SetFeatureState("{ProductCodeGoesHere", "FeatureNameGoesHere", installstategoeshere)

this will update an install which has no access etc.

more detail can be found on google (may need to check the method name just wrote this from memory)
Posted by: KPrinz 13 years ago
Fourth Degree Green Belt
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ORIGINAL: jsun

the shortcut for Access doesn't show up (but the office ones do). But if I install Access first (its icon shows), but the Office icons don't. How do I get the Access icon to show after i've already installed Office? Thanks for your help!


In all the msts you have to specify (using the ork wizard) to NOT remove the other office stuff. The default action will do so...
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