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Office XP Advanced Installation
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In here, we'll show you how you can slipstream Service Pack 2 and the Post-SP2 updates to Office XP, then show you how to customize your Office XP installation. If you already have a slipstreamed up-to-date Office XP CD you may want to skip to Section 3. Please note that you can only do a slipstream if you have PRO.msi or PROPLUS.msi, you cannot slipstream if your Office XP disc contains PRORET.msi.

» Section 1 - The Administrative Installation Point

First, we need to create an Administrative Installation Point so we can be able to slipstream the Service Pack and Updates into Office XP.

Insert your Office XP CD, and run the following command from the Run box which can be accessed from the Start Menu (Change the CD-ROM drive letter to your Office XP CD if it differs from E:\):

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This starts Office XP Setup, where you can define an Administrative Installation Point for your Office XP files.

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From here, you can fill in the Organization Name and your Product Key (this is also the last time you will ever need to insert your Office XP Product key!).

Set the Install Location to: C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\install\Applications\OfficeXP\
(Create the folders beforehand if you haven't done so already)

After clicking on Next, accept the EULA and then the installation will start. Since we executed Setup with the /a parameter its only copying files to the Install Location you specified to create an Administrative Installation Point, not installing Office to the system.

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Once finished, click OK as shown above. Your Office XP files should all be in the folder specified during setup:

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» Section 2 - The Slipstreaming Process

We now need to download Office XP Service Pack 2 Administrative (which already contains Service Pack 1). And not forgetting the 6 post-SP2 updates that were available at the time of writing, the list is shown in full:

Office XP SP2 Administrative

Word 2002 Administrative Update (Q824934)
Excel 2002 Administrative Update (Q329750)
Outlook 2002 Administrative Update (Q812262)
Office XP Security Patch (Q822036)
Office XP WordPerfect 5.x Converter Security Patch (Q824938)
Access 2002 Snapshot Viewer Security Patch (Q826293)

As the above listing may be out of date, you may want to check this page for any updates. The best way to get an up-to-date listing of patches is to install Office XP with SP2, then go to Office Update and take note of all the Knowledge Base Article numbers. Look them up and make sure that you download "Administrative" Updates, not "Client".

Create a folder in the root of the C:\ drive and name it "OXPupdates". Place all the downloaded files into the folder you created:

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If you've got WinRAR installed, you can easily extract each file you downloaded. If not, run the following commands to extract them in Command Prompt:

oxpsp2a.exe /Q /C /T:C:\OXPupdates
officexp-kb824934-fullfile-enu.exe /Q /C /T:C:\OXPupdates
exc1003a.exe /Q /C /T:C:\OXPupdates
Olk1006a.exe /Q /C /T:C:\OXPupdates
OfficeXP-KB822036-FullFile-ENU.exe /Q /C /T:C:\OXPupdates
officexp-kb824938-fullfile-enu.exe /Q /C /T:C:\OXPupdates 
officexp-kb826293-fullfile-enu.exe /Q /C /T:C:\OXPupdates 

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Or, you can download the Extract_Updates.cmd batch which will perform all the extraction commands automatically for you. Place this file in the same folder where the updates reside in. If there is a newer update available that's not shown in the download list above, you made need to edit the batch file to add the new update and the switches.

Once that's done, you should have about 8 files extracted. You can delete your downloaded files, or move them to another location for backup purposes. Here's how it should look:

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You are now ready to slipstream the updates! If you want, you can use the Office XP Slipstreamer which we've made so you don't have to type out all the necessary commands to slipstream each file. Please note the following - This batch file assumes you have the Office XP setup files situated at C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\install\Applications\OfficeXP\ and the extracted updates at C:\OXPupdates\

If they differ, please do not use the Office XP Slipstreamer (Or, if you want, you can correct the directory paths in the batch file using Notepad).

Download: Office XP Slipstreamer

All you have to do is execute the batch file from wherever you like and leave it to do the rest!

For those who wish to manually slipstream the updates, below are the following commands you should run from Command Prompt, in this order only:

msiexec /p C:\OXPupdates\MAINSP2ff.msp /a C:\XPCD\$\$1\install\Applications\OfficeXP\proplus.msi SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE /qb

msiexec /p C:\OXPupdates\Owc10SP2ff.msp /a C:\XPCD\$\$1\install\Applications\OfficeXP\OWC10.MSI SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE /qb

msiexec /p C:\OXPupdates\WINWORDff.msp /a C:\XPCD\$\$1\install\Applications\OfficeXP\proplus.msi SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE /qb

msiexec /p C:\OXPupdates\EXCELff.msp /a C:\XPCD\$\$1\install\Applications\OfficeXP\proplus.msi SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE /qb

msiexec /p C:\OXPupdates\OUTLOOKff.msp /a C:\XPCD\$\$1\install\Applications\OfficeXP\proplus.msi SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE /qb

msiexec /p C:\OXPupdates\VBE6ff.msp /a C:\XPCD\$\$1\install\Applications\OfficeXP\proplus.msi SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE /qb

msiexec /p C:\OXPupdates\MSCONVff.msp /a C:\XPCD\$\$1\install\Applications\OfficeXP\proplus.msi SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE /qb

msiexec /p C:\OXPupdates\SNAPVIEWff.msp /a C:\XPCD\$\$1\install\Applications\OfficeXP\proplus.msi SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE /qb

After that's all done, you have a fully up-to-date Office XP distribution. At this stage you can choose to burn the contents of C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\install\Applications\OfficeXP to a CD-R and keep it away for storage if you need it in future.

You will also be able to slipstream another Post-SP2 update if one becomes available using the instructions we've showed you in this guide without making another Administrative Installation Point because it only needs to be done once.

» Section 3 - The Custom Installation Wizard

Note: If you were brought here from the link at the top of the page, please copy the contents of your Office XP disc to: C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\install\Applications\OfficeXP\ now. (make sure you enable showing of Hidden files and folders via Folder Options so the CAB files are copied as well)

Download: Office XP Resource Kit Tools

Execute orktools.exe to install the Office XP Resource Kit Tools. Go to Start > Programs > Microsoft Office Tools > Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit Tools and select Custom Installation Wizard.

You'll be presented with the first screen of 22 to go through. It won't take as long as you think, because most of these options can be skipped:

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In step 2, choose the MSI file in your OfficeXP folder. That would be PROPLUS.msi for OfficeXP Professional with Frontpage (and PRO.msi without Frontpage)

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Step 3: Create a new MST file

Step 4: Name it Unattended.MST in C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\install\Applications\OfficeXP\

Step 5: Leave Alone, unless you want to specify a different destination directory to install Office XP into.

Step 6: If you are running a clean installation (which this Unattended Windows XP CD Guide aims at) then choose Default Setup Behavior. Otherwise choose the previous versions of Office Applications you want removed on the destination PC.

In Step 7 you can choose the features and components you want to install. All of them are at default settings so change them to what you want and don't want:

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Once you've finished here, carry on to the next step.

Step 8: Leave Alone

Step 9: Similar to Group Policy, you can set the preferences of your Office Applications from here.

Steps 10, 11: Leave Alone

In Step 12 you can customize the shortcuts that will be installed to the Start Menu:

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Steps 13-15: Leave Alone

Steps 16-20: You can choose to customize your Outlook profile in these steps.

Step 21: Leave Alone

Step 22: Click on Finish

At the end, you are shown your command line to run:

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This command will perform a silent installation of Office XP using the Unattended.MST file you created in the Custom Installation Wizard to set your customized options. But we don't want to use the exact command shown above as this wouldn't exist when installing from a CD, so change:

TRANSFORMS=C:\XPCD\$\$1\install\Applications\OfficeXP\Unattended.MST /qb-


TRANSFORMS=Unattended.MST /qb- 

» Section 4 - The Office XP Batch Command

As you read at the end of Section 3, we needed to change the path in the TRANSFORM syntax in order for it to function. Below are the full batch commands you can use, so add these lines to your batch file:

ECHO Installing Office XP Professional with Frontpage
ECHO Please wait...
start /wait %systemdrive%\install\Applications\OfficeXP\setup.exe TRANSFORMS=Unattended.MST /qb-

That's it!
Last updated 2005-12-24 20:07:06 by Unknown
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