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I've used the Custom Installation Wizard for office 2003. Built up an custom .mst file but when i go to run the command ( setup.exe TRANSFORMS="C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\office11.MST" /qb- ) i get a XP Setup command saying " Please go to the control panel to install and configure system components"

can anyone run me through the processes of deploying this properly as I've run out of ideas.

Cheers,
Jon
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by:jessnjeff
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WHat do you mean about XP Setup?  Also, what are your results when you remove the /qb switch from your command line?
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by:jonbillingsley
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Well i'm not sure how i'm meant to be running this command so i put it into the "run" box ? i get the same error without the /qb switch.

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by:jonbillingsley
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it's an XP Dialouge box with that content.
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by:jessnjeff
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Lets start with the basics.  There do not seem to be any funky component requirements for 2003, but can you install straight from the cd?  If you can, we probably need to look at your settings in the mst file.

Go to your log files (usually in the temp directory and look at the last lines in the log file that does not have 'Task' in it.  THe one with the highest number is usually the last one to run.  Go to the bottom and see if you can see any errors and let me know.  You can post that one here, but the one with the word Task in the filename is usually to big.
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by:jonbillingsley
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i think we might be getting wires crossed here.

I'm not sure on the whole process on how to invoke this .mst file into an office 2003 install. for example if you type setup.exe in any XP run box the dialouge box will come up so i'm assuming that thats the wrong command or the place i'm trying to run it from.
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Duh! on me!  The syntax for the command line is:  <PATH>\SETUPPRO.EXE TRANSFORMS="\\lasms01\packages\dev\office2k3\OK2K3-Cache.MST" /qb-

you need to specify the path to the setup.exe.  Note that to install Office 2003 Pro, the setup.exe is called SETUPPRO.EXE not setup.exe
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by:jonbillingsley
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thanks alot jessnjeff ;)
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by:btkrausen
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after going through the same steps and answers, i am still getting the same error. this is the command i'm running:

setup.exe TRANSFORMS="H:\Public\Programs\Microsoft Office 2003\Office03.MST" /qb-

I have tried to change the mapped drive to the network share name, which is \\bgfs01\data\public\.... still get the same message. HELP
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by:jessnjeff
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please use SETUPPRO.EXE, not setup.  If you look in H:\Public\Programs\Microsoft Office 2003, you will see a lot of setup exe files, and you have to pick the appropriate one, for Office Professional it is SETUPPRO.EXE, for Word it is something like setupwrd.exe, etc.
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by:btkrausen
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Acutally, I figured it out. I guess I didn't read the comment above mine good enough. I wasn't putting in the path for the setup.exe. Thanks.
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by:rotie12
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Hi Jon

can you drop me a line as I am experiencing the problem as you, can you provide step by step deatails that i can use to have a successfull outcome.

thanks

Rotie12
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by:celstartech
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FYI I had this issue too and this question helped me out.

I found you need fully qualified paths for both the setup.exe and the transform.  Referencing setup.exe is not enough.  Kthxbye.
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