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hi

i have made my office 2007 enterprise, a switchless silent installer, but i dont know how to make it an addon for my xp dvd. all i know is that i need to create an ini file in notepad, and a svcpack folder to put the installer in. but how do i make it an addon for my xp dvd.

What code do i write in the ini file?

PLEASE help

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nlaom is perfect for making your entries.ini files... BTW this is so easy to do manually (especially if you have it already switchless) just download another swithcless installer and edit the executable and other info in the entries.ini

Here is a template:

[general]
builddate=2007/xx/xx
description=
language=English
title=
version=
website=

[EditFile]
I386\SVCPACK.INF,SetupHotfixesToRun,AddProgram

[AddProgram]
Program.exe /Switch;<-Leave blank if already made swithcless

TIP: Very important that every of your addons entreis_*.ini file has a unique name or they will be overwritten example:

Entires_Program1.ini

Entires_Program2.ini

etc

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thats what am talking about. yes, its switchless and thats the exact code template i have made, only problem is how do i get the information about (General):

[general]

builddate=

description=

language=English

title=

version=

website=

are there any programs to get this info, so i can put it in my template. thats were am stuck rest is fine

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Make it up...

This is not crucial to the integration, its only used by nLite and the integrator to show the name and stuff. You can leave it blank if you want.

You can put anything you want, any name, date, version & website (or you can leave it blank)

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yes i tested it, and it works, but one error everytime, during xp installation, when it comes to "registering" it runs my silent installer, and after few seconds it say " setup error, configure component in control panel"

No worries as long as you can help me to get my office2007 addon to run at first boot, sori i mean "runone ex" or maybe "GUIRunOnce". if i can get it to run there, then it should be fine. please help me with this one

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I use WPI for my runonce programs, its very easy to use.

Just download the $OEM$ and WPI folders and put them in with you XP CD files

Add your Installers to the Install folder

Configure WPI

You can even choose a alternate path to a secong HDD on your PC to save space on your DVD

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thats more like it more easier less confusing.

one last thing how can i get wpi to start automatically and begin installation automatically without me (user) clicking the begin installation button?

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All you have to do is add the oem folder to the root of your disk (The one you dl from the main site or from the release post or even here - www.wpiw.net/downloads/$oem$.rar.

The go into options and set the timer to what ever you want 0 means the interface will flash and start the installation right away and 60 mean the installation will start in a minute.

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Can yopu give a link for making office 2007 silent or switchless? I havent checked msfn.org yet, though.

Please share the switch required to make office 07 switchless. I have been looking through the MS website for information on this. I have found ways to insert the serial, as well as to configure all of the options for install/exclusion, but I haven't gotten so far as to figure out how to make it a silent install.

Office 2007 has been in my sights as the finishing touch on my best xp compilations, but I haven't gotten around to trying to get it in one of them yet as there seem to be so little information on the silent install process.

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OK Here goes:

#1 Make sure you have 07 enterprise office!

#2 Run it with the following switch = setup.exe /admin

#3 Follow all of the instructions paying alot of attention to the "Licensing and User interface" section enter the serial and select Display level = none

#4 save the resulting file as "Your-Name-here.msp" and add that file to the office 07 folder. Don't use spaces in the file name!

#5 Then add this line to the cammandline1 in WPI "%wpipath%\Office07\setup.exe" /adminfile Your-Name-here.msp

Thats all there is 5 easy steps!!!!

Adding the hotfixes and updates:

#1 Download them all (Der)

#2 Goto Start --> Run and enter "temp"

#3 Leaving your temp folder open run each fix\update one at a time and COPY the .msp file(s) that appear in your temp folder to the "Updates" folder in your Office07 dir

That will autorun the updates during installation!

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OK Here goes:

#1 Make sure you have 07 enterprise office!

#2 Run it with the following switch = setup.exe /admin

#3 Follow all of the instructions paying alot of attention to the "Licensing and User interface" section enter the serial and select Display level = none

#4 save the resulting file as "Your-Name-here.msp" and add that file to the office 07 folder. Don't use spaces in the file name!

#5 Then add this line to the cammandline1 in WPI "%wpipath%\Office07\setup.exe" /adminfile Your-Name-here.msp

Thats all there is 5 easy steps!!!!

Adding the hotfixes and updates:

#1 Download them all (Der)

#2 Goto Start --> Run and enter "temp"

#3 Leaving your temp folder open run each fix\update one at a time and COPY the .msp file(s) that appear in your temp folder to the "Updates" folder in your Office07 dir

That will autorun the updates during installation!

Thanks Kel!, you make it so easy to understand. I have Office 2007 Pro Plus Edition. Will this process work for me as well, or it this an Enterprise Ed. Only setup? :welcome:

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"Pro Plus Edition" I do believe this is one of the versions it will work with, Hey just give it a try :P You'll know in like 2 minutes if it will work or not.

Ok so I have the .MSP file creation capability with 07ProPlus, but I cant get it to install using the WPI6. This is my first try at the WPI, and the method to use it to add office07 sounds very straightforward.

Perhaps I have overlooked something but, where do I put the extracted office 07 files, xp/wpi/install/office07 ?

Also, do I simply drop the .MSP file into the folder office07, which is the folder with all of the files I extracted from my office07 cd image, or is there a more specific location for them?

I am supposed to add the office 07 files to my xp files in a already extracted form i.e. not an .iso?

In any case, would I just be able to add the files to my xp install files, or do I need to add them via the "add files to the active directory" at the iso creation stage of nlite?

What does Rick mean by "add you Installers"?

Sorry for so many questions at once. Thanks for all of your help. :welcome:

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Config file entry should look like this:

prog[pn]=['Office 2007 Enterprise'];
uid[pn]=['OFFICE2007PROFESSIONAL'];
dflt[pn]=['no'];
cat[pn]=['Microsoft Office'];
forc[pn]=['no'];
configs[pn]=['default'];
cmd1[pn]=['%wpipath%\\Office07\\setup.exe /adminfile office.msp'];
pn++;

(Yes you can open config.js with a standard app like Notepad...)

Folder and file layout I use =

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Config file entry should look like this:

prog[pn]=['Office 2007 Enterprise'];
uid[pn]=['OFFICE2007PROFESSIONAL'];
dflt[pn]=['no'];
cat[pn]=['Microsoft Office'];
forc[pn]=['no'];
configs[pn]=['default'];
cmd1[pn]=['%wpipath%\\Office07\\setup.exe /adminfile office.msp'];
pn++;

(Yes you can open config.js with a standard app like Notepad...)

Folder and file layout I use =

I used your config. but I edited the name to fit my office version. I seemed to have gotten further than I have so far, as windows is acknowleging the presence of the WPI. Here is a picture of the error message I got just after 1st logon. Also, this was tested on VMware 6 not a real machine.

wpiscreenak7.png

:welcome:

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Hi, This post is very informative, however I would like some specific information. If someone can help me then please send me a private message. Best Regards,

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