How to edit an MSI package

Posted on 2009-02-16
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
I would like to learn how to edit Microsoft MSI packages.  For example, I want to load Office XP - only the photo editor; I want to load Office 2003 with certain programs, and not others.  Can anyone recommend some good articles/podcasts/youtube videos, etc on how to learn this.  

Question by:mrsjock
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    Not sure that you need MSI editor as you described...
    But... free MSI Editor (my favorite) -

    And, If you need customize Microsoft Office instalation (your example) you should try this:
    Creating an Administrative Installation Point for Office 2003
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    by:Rory de Leur
    Starting points:
    - Wikipedia:
    - MSDN:

    Get your self a book, for titels look here:

    Help on packinging specific software titels:
    - Appdeploy:

    Help On deploy Office XP:
    - Appdeploy:
    - MS Support:

    Note: Everything you learn how to edit msi's the right way, doesn't work on msi's created by Microsoft.
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    by:Rory de Leur
    Missed one, Office 2003 Guides:
    - MS Office:

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