Adding features to Ms Office

Hi I am trying to add Publisher to existing office installations without removing the current features. I created a MSP using the OCT and removed all the features, leaving only Publish available. Well, of course, that installed well, but it removed the other features, lesson learned there, lol. I then made another MSP with all the features enabled to include Publisher which works fine providing office is not currently installed. If I try to using that MSP with command "msiexec.exe /p "Source\HPOfficeProPlus2010_x32.MSP" /qn against machines that have office currently installed, it fails. For new installations, I use <path to setup.exe> /adminfile <path to msp> which as mentioned before installs fine. I would like to be able to install /add Publisher to current installations without removing the other components, or without having to uninstall office, then re-installing it with Publisher included.
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You can try this switch ( I did a copy paste from Tech net):

/modify [ProductID]

Used with a modified Config.xml file to run Setup in maintenance mode and make changes to an existing Office installation. For example, you can use the /modify option to add or remove features. Look up the value of [ProductID] in the Setup.xml file for the product that you want to modify.
The Setup.xml file is located in the core product folder on the network installation point. In Setup.xml, [ProductID] is equal to the value of the Id attribute of the Setup element.

 For example:
<Setup Id="ProPlus" Type="Product" ProductCode="{20150000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}">


\\server\share\Office15\setup.exe /modify ProPlus /config \\server\share\Office15\AddOutlookConfig.xml
where Office15 is the root of the network installation point.

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xzay1967Author Commented:
Thanks, you pointed me in the right direction, and I was able to find some more info here
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