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Old December 4th, 2008, 03:55 PM posted to microsoft.public.office.setup
Daniel Hofer
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Hello

I'm testing with config.xml for my Office 2007 installation for some days.
Everything works fine, and I'm a big fan of config.xml (instead of the OCT
which I don't like...)

Now, one small problem or question:
is there a chance to implement office security changes (macros) and
document pathes (i.e. for normal.dotm) directly in config.xml?

The reason for this:
MSP-files can only be used for the first installation. config.xml can always
be used.

Does anybody have an idea?

Thanks a lot!

Daniel


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Old December 10th, 2008, 03:33 AM posted to microsoft.public.office.setup
Bob Buckland ?:-\)
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Hi Daniel,

Unlike the .MST (Transforms) from prior Office versions .MSP (Patch) files can be used at other times by script, command line, batch
etc. They're MS Installer (MSI) based. Dropping MSPs in the Office 2007 'updates' folder after install doesn't automatically get
looked at again.

The Config.XML is more limited in scope than the Office Customization Tool (OCT) that is built into setup.exe, and while Config.XML
doesn't address some of the areas you mentioned, (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc179195.aspx )
you may want to also look into the Office 2007 Resource Kit (http://microsoft.com/office/ork) section on Office Group Policy
templates for other 'settings' you can apply, and some settings are registry based so you could also consider applying registry
edits (if you're experienced in that area) via scripting.

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"Daniel Hofer" wrote in message ...
Hello

I'm testing with config.xml for my Office 2007 installation for some days.
Everything works fine, and I'm a big fan of config.xml (instead of the OCT
which I don't like...)

Now, one small problem or question:
is there a chance to implement office security changes (macros) and
document pathes (i.e. for normal.dotm) directly in config.xml?

The reason for this:
MSP-files can only be used for the first installation. config.xml can always
be used.

Does anybody have an idea?

Thanks a lot!

Daniel
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Bob Buckland ?:-)
MS Office System Products MVP

*Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*


 




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