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How to edit an MSI package

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Hello
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.  

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Not sure that you need MSI editor as you described...
But... free MSI Editor (my favorite) - http://www.pantaray.com/msi_super_orca.html

And, If you need customize Microsoft Office instalation (your example) you should try this:
Creating an Administrative Installation Point for Office 2003
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011401931033.aspx

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Rory de LeurConsultant End-User Computing

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Starting points:
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Installer
- MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa372866.aspx

Get your self a book, for titels look here: http://desktopengineer.com/windowsinstallerbooks

Help on packinging specific software titels:
- Appdeploy: http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/

Help On deploy Office XP:
- Appdeploy: http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=54
- MS Support: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304953

Note: Everything you learn how to edit msi's the right way, doesn't work on msi's created by Microsoft.
Rory de LeurConsultant End-User Computing
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Missed one, Office 2003 Guides:
- MS Office: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/CH011466251033.aspx
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