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CelticWhisper

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  1. Urrrgg, not looking forward to that if it's more of the same for Office.
  2. I'm trying to get our corporate Office 2010 installer fully patched via dropping .MSP files in the \Updates folder and am running into a peculiar problem - updates seem to conflict with each other and undo one another's application. For example, if I drop SP2's extracted .MSP files in the \Updates folder and install Office, I can then run Windows Update and get a list of patches for Office 2010 that doesn't include SP2. Great, makes sense, I pre-installed it via the Updates folder. However, when I drop the MSP files from another patch into the folder, even if I rename them so as not to over
  3. I'm sorry to resurrect such an old thread, I know it's terrible form, but I'm fighting with this very issue now. I've tried running setup.exe /a (as well as /A, with the uppercase a) and I get a "Preparing to install Office 2000" window, which stays up for a few minutes and then closes with a "Setup completed successfully" window. I can see no evidence of it creating another directory on the HDD to serve as an administrative install point and I am never prompted for any options. I did try running the Custom Install Wizard once before and there's an MST file in the directory. Do I need to del
  4. This is essentially a follow-up to my "Dot Net Demystified" thread. I'm trying to get WMP11 and the WindowsXP-WindowsMedia-KBabc123 updates integrated into my install source. I found Boooggy's WMP11 slipstreamer and it seems to work well. My question is this: If I integrate WMP11 with this tool, as future updates are released can I just run them with the /integrate switch pointed to C:\XPCD or do I always have to use the WMP11 slipstreamer for all WMP11 updates?
  5. Will check those out as soon as this test install is done. Thank you so much for this.
  6. I've been doing unattended-install work for a few years now, focusing mostly on automation and driver integration, but I've hit the point where I think I've got that stuff down to a science. The .NET framework, though, vexes me more and more with each passing install. I've searched for information on this forum and elsewhere about automating the install of .NET framework components and while I know the information is available, it's not terribly approachable. A lot of the discussions are at a very low level, involving people who've had sleeves rolled up and hands dirty for a long time and ar
  7. Allen2 - I figured as much regarding the intent of GPOs but GPO (or maybe just PO? LocalPO?) settings do make a difference on what will and won't happen even on a standalone PC. Locking out control panel pages, mandating proxy settings, freezing wallpaper, etc. are all quick examples. I am looking at implementing a domain but for the time being I still use gpedit on individual systems to force certain configurations. -X- - Thanks for the clarification. I'll definitely give Regshot a try and see what happens. Regarding the gpedit dialog boxes, do you know whether subsequent changes made vi
  8. Anyone here have experience installing, and automating the install of, the Progression ERP client for Exact Software's Macola ERP system? It's a staple of my generic PC setup procedure and I'd love to be able to include it in my InitialSetup.bat script, but try as I might I've only found that setup.exe /s makes any difference at all, and at that it only seems to sit there and do nothing for a few seconds. Any Macola gurus able to advise?
  9. Hi all, long time no post. I'm getting back into the unattended-setup game lately and I had a couple quick questions about configuring GPOs automatically. First, as I'm unaware of any GPO/MMC scripting tools, I'm going to go out on a limb and assume the only way to configure these is by directly editing the registry entries to which they correspond. If anyone knows of a way to automate GPO settings, do tell as I'd love to have the resource available to me. Now, assuming I go and configure GPOs by registry edit, the question I have is as to whether those changes will be reflected in gpedit.msc
  10. I'm wondering if a program exists that can monitor the size of files to which it's pointed and then generate alerts once they hit a specified threshold. I'm thinking PST files specifically, but a general-purpose utility would be fine as well. Alternatively, are there any server-side apps that would do something like this and then auto-Email sysadmins when a file grows too large? Thanks for any help you can provide.
  11. I'm having some difficulty forcing a spreadsheet to cooperate with how one of our users needs it to print. There's an extraneous column containing pricing info for a retailer she doesn't work with and she wants to exclude it from the print, scaling the remaining portion of the document up to fill the space left by the final column's removal. However, when I set a print area that excludes this unnecessary rightmost column, the remainder of the spreadsheet is not scaled up (using "Fit To" 1 wide, 5 tall). Instead, there's white space on the right side of the page that's exactly as wide as the
  12. Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone here can point me to any language-translation tools, either Microsot-developed or third-party, for Office (Word) 2000. I'd prefer FOSS or at least free-as-in-beerware, but commercial solutions are okay as a last resort. I know later versions of office have the functionality built in, but 2000, alas, does not. Even if the software you point me to is a separate program and not a plugin, I think that'd be fine. The user really just needs some kind of text language translation for dealing with international orders. Thanks very much, everybody.
  13. If you want quality I'd use FLAC, APE, or SHN for lossless encoding without patent encumberments. If you want quality without filesizes requiring an 18-wheeler to tote around, try Vorbis. Not that widely supported, but you can always use something like RockBox on a portable device. Plus, most portables aren't listened to in optimal environments anyway.
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