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    Office 2003 SP3 question

    I want to install just SP3 onto all my workstations by using a msi deployment through GP.

    I have just extracted the files from the EXE to find that it has 3 .msp, 1 .exe and a .dll.

    Does anyone know how to do it.

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    Create a startup script:

    Script Name: msiexec
    Parameters: /p \\servername\pathtoffice2003sp3files\MAINSP3.msp /np /norestart

    Repeat for the other msps (web components IIRC) and test!

    Hth,


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    thanks for the quick reply, i have created a .bat with exactly what you wrote in it but with the path inserted.

    it doesn't seem to work, i will paste what i have written below, could you see if it seems right to you

    /p \\pc09506\sp3\MAINSP3.msp /np /norestart

    saved as msiexec.bat

    ?

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    Sorry, if you're doing it with a .bat you'll need to prefix that with msiexec

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    now it just brings up a command prompt as keeps printing the line of text in contained in the .bat. i have now set it out like below.

    msiexec /p \\pc09506\sp3\MAINSP3.msp /np /norestart

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    sorry to be a pain rob, you are being really helpful cheers

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    Not a problem, i'm not testing these locally so just bouncing my memory off you!

    try: msiexec /update \\pc09506\sp3\MAINSP3.msp /quiet /norestart /passive

    If that doesn't work, lose the /passive.

    If you're still having problems, check the syntax with msiexec /? from start -> run.


    Rob.

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    Alternatively, use wsus!


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    I've created a guide on my website which you can view here.

    By creating and updating an admin installation of Office 2003 SP3 + hotfixes (optional), you can then deploy Office to the network this way.



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