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Installing Office from WPI

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Hi there, I am very new to WPI . Basicaly i want to have a disc with the options of installing microsoft office, this will be 5 entries office,frontpage,visio,project and onenote. The problem i have is that i want to tell the application not to reboot after each install of the varios parts of office.

the code i am using is

%cdrom%\office2003\office\setup.exe TRANSFORMS=Unattended.MST /qn-

%cdrom%\office2003\frontpage\setup.exe TRANSFORMS=Unattended.MST /qn-

%cdrom%\office2003\visio\setup.exe TRANSFORMS=Unattended.MST /qn-

%cdrom%\office2003\project\setup.exe TRANSFORMS=Unattended.MST /qn-

%cdrom%\office2003\onenote\setup.exe TRANSFORMS=Unattended.MST /qn-

what piece of code is required to stop the reboot

thanks in advance

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:huh: It shouldn't be rebooting between there at all, unless you have placed reboot commands in there...

its not rebooting, i am getting some sort of error msg saying it cant reboot, so i was thinking if i told it not to reboot then i would not get the error msg, just my weird thinking on the problem ive got.

ive now found on anther site the code is /noreboot

so i will add this to my code and find out if my error msg goes away

it could also b e a problem with vm where

if i still get the problem i will post pictures and more info.

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OH aha you've run into the reboot.js error...

We are trying our best to get rid of it....

There are a couple workarounds that have worked for some (Look in the sticky section).

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OH aha you've run into the reboot.js error...

We are trying our best to get rid of it....

There are a couple workarounds that have worked for some (Look in the sticky section).

thanks i will have a look now, if i dont fall asleap 3 am here in scotland lol

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What version of office are you trying to use? If its 2003 Pro then look here;

http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/50/

This is what I used to make mine and it works like a charm! as for Frontpage and the others im not to sure at the mo :(

Stoner81

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I found some "bugs" in the installer that cleared up some of the error messages. Still not 100% but have some people testing it.

It seems that WPI is getting "tricked" into believing a reboot happened and get started over internally. Totally got me confused. The current error message is only possible after a reboot. No one is doing a reboot.

Stay tuned.............

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I found some "bugs" in the installer that cleared up some of the error messages. Still not 100% but have some people testing it.

It seems that WPI is getting "tricked" into believing a reboot happened and get started over internally. Totally got me confused. The current error message is only possible after a reboot. No one is doing a reboot.

Stay tuned.............

mritter pm sent

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What version of office are you trying to use? If its 2003 Pro then look here;

http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/50/

This is what I used to make mine and it works like a charm! as for Frontpage and the others im not to sure at the mo :(

Stoner81

I have used that guide to form my MST files for unatended instalation in WPI, I am now testing for mritter to try and find and iron out a few problems.

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prior to running your install of WPI i tested 5 individual installs of office, project, visio, onenote and frontpage.

all were successful. All of my codes end with /noreboot so this should set the installer not to reboot but it does

on the second instance of an office instalation or something tricks WPI into thinking it should reboot. I dont know

coding but i do know logic. I only use one line of code per instalation, as shown below.

%cdrom%\office2003\office\setup.exe TRANSFORMS=Unattended.MST /qb- /noreboot

%cdrom%\office2003\frontpage\setunext instalation p.exe TRANSFORMS=Unattended.MST /qb- /noreboot

%cdrom%\office2003\visio\setup.exe TRANSFORMS=Unattended.MST /qb- /noreboot

%cdrom%\office2003\project\setup.exe TRANSFORMS=Unattended.MST /qb- /noreboot

%cdrom%\office2003\onenote\setup.exe TRANSFORMS=Unattended.MST /qb- /noreboot

none of that should be new to you of course but if i were to add a second comand line per install which was noreboot would WPI

look at that and not reboot?

How could i code that into the second command line or is it a non starter.

another option would be to try and delay the start of the ofending instalation by some sort of time loop

How could i code that into the second command line or is it a non starter as well.

I am just thinking out loud it might help or on the other hand i might be talking drivel.

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For a delay, put a PAUSE 10 in command 2.

Like I said in my email: it's not WPI's fault. It is something with the installer code. I have another idea to try, but WPI may get "confused" in another way. I will test it out Wed and post a new beta that night.

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For a delay, put a PAUSE 10 in command 2.

Like I said in my email: it's not WPI's fault. It is something with the installer code. I have another idea to try, but WPI may get "confused" in another way. I will test it out Wed and post a new beta that night.

tried those now and still no luck... ah well we live and try again.... let me know when there is more beta testing to do

Rob

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What version of Office?

2003

Read and follow this

http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/50/

Then in WPI for the application assuming you have it in WPI\Install folder you will need the following in the config of WPI

"%wpipath%\Install\xxxxx\PRO11.MSI" TRANSFORMS=Unattended.MST /qb-

where xxxxx is the name of the folder containing all your files.

Hope this helps

Stoner81

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