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Office Shrinker [reduce source of o2k3/xp/2k]


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hello everyone... i know it has been a while...

Im cooking up something new, a bigger and better office shrink:

  • Ability to create an Administrative Installation Point
  •   Slipstream service packs and other updates
  • Obviously the ability to shrink office
  • Hopefully ability to 7zip baised on Astalavista's guide

I just started working on this, it is about 25% done. 

No promises yet but i want to try and eliminate the need to run shrink on a clean system (i.e.: virtual machine) and hopefully eliminate language problems.  :unsure: 

ill keep everybody posted with my progress... :yes:

Hello buckeyeXP, i know it`s been a long time but, are you still cooking or has this project gone rotten? :}

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hi all,

Anyone can post the "Set Features" screenshots (in ORK) with differents components selected ? In fact, I have all disabled, and I have selected Full Word and certain commun components, but the setup won't finish the install ...

EDIT: Finally, I re-check my mst and all works great ...

PS: I have create a full updated source of my office 2003 :thumbup , I'm happy ! :P

EDIT: Good job for this great AutoIt script !

Edited by sonic
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Hi,

I just finished my shrinking and all went well at the first time :D .

My only question is this:

Office Shrinker gave it's final info: New size on disk: 128 MB.

But if I see the properties of c:\Office, the indicated size on disk is 173 MB (I choose Word, Excel and Power Point).

It also tells it copied 1043 files, but the directory has 1053 files.

Is this a problem?

Edited by JohnS
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hey everyone,

i'm trying to follow the pdf directions...

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?act=At...pe=post&id=4874

i'm totally clueless at the last section "Tools that you will need:".

I'm stuck at part 2.

2. Installer.exe = Silent batch of "setup.exe TRANSFORMS=Unattended.MST /qb"

what do I do now??? where do I get installer.exe?

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks! :D

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1)

download and install 7-zip

2)

put the

startX.exe in the folder c:\officeshrinker

3)

create a setup.cmd file

setup.cmd is that:

@echo off
setup.exe transforms=yoyo.mst /qb-

yoyo.mst is the name of your mst file

and put your setup.cmd in the folder c:\officeshrinker

4)

select all files and directories of the folder c:\officeshrinker (setup.cmd,startx.exe+all other files and directories ) right click "add to archive"

in the option window,choose "ultra" compression

after a few minutes,you get your officeshrinker.7z

5)

put in another directory

=>officeshrinker.7z

+

=>7zS.sfx (found in c:\program files\7zip if you can't find this file,then try to install the 3.13 version of 7zip)

+

=>a config.txt with that in this config.txt:

;!@Install@!UTF-8!
RunProgram="startx /wait setup.cmd"
;!@InstallEnd@!

+

=>a finalization file (finalization.cmd) with that in :

copy /b 7zS.sfx + config.txt + officeshrinker.7z officeshrinker.exe

6)

double click on the finalization.cmd and then you get the officeshrinker.exe witch is THE file !!!

7)

if you want to test,just execute (double click) on this officeshrinker.exe,everything should be :thumbup

(if my english is hard to understand,refere to Keytotime tutorial )

i hope i have helped you

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I still have the same problem!

see my original post on page 42 for the logfiles.

where is the author of the script?

***PLEAAASE FIX IT***

I'm having trouble with OfficeShrink... I did everything according to the guide, unattended install works perfectly... but when I start the shrink tool it goes wrong

as soon as the installation begins, I get this error (its from the AutoIt script I am sure, because when I click OK, the icon of OfficeShrink in the rightcorner disappears!)

Using VirtualPC, Office 2003 Dutch with SP1 and 2 more updates.

Did a CLEAN WinXPsp2+ryanvm (dutch) updatepack on virtualPC.

officeshrinkerror1jl.jpg

Please help!

Edited by ZileXa
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I still have the same problem!

see my original post on page 42 for the logfiles.

where is the author of the script?

***PLEAAASE FIX IT***

I'm having trouble with OfficeShrink... I did everything according to the guide, unattended install works perfectly... but when I start the shrink tool it goes wrong

as soon as the installation begins, I get this error (its from the AutoIt script I am sure, because when I click OK, the icon of OfficeShrink in the rightcorner disappears!)

Using VirtualPC, Office 2003 Dutch with SP1 and 2 more updates.

Did a CLEAN WinXPsp2+ryanvm (dutch) updatepack on virtualPC.

officeshrinkerror1jl.jpg

Please help!

use microsoft office 2003 withuot sp1

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hmmm, yu didn't understanded my, i want those cab files to became smaller(the shrinker don't tuch theme on the srinking process)

Edited by maniaq
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i don't think it's possible to "remove" sp1 from the directories,because some files are updated,and some are added.

the solution is probably to use an old office version

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