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HowTos ~ Silent Installer for Office 2007

Sometimes installation of normal software becomes curse when they are performed in large numbers. For example if you are working in an Organization like Office or School and you are assigned to install Office 2007 (or later version) in 100+ PCs. What will you think to accomplish this task???

Silent Installers are best answers in this criteria. Here I am displaying some steps to create a silent installer at your own end.

Steps:

  1. Open DOS Prompt (Command Prompt) in the Folder where Office Setup Files are placed and run setup.exe /admin command.
  2. A prompt will ask you about either to create a new file or open an existing file. In my case I am starting a new file from scratch.
  3. Provide information under Setup > Install location and Organization Name (Example is shown in screenshot)
  4. Provide Product Key, Accept License & set Display Level Settings as described here in this illustration
  5. If you want to Skip steps from now and onward, this is enough for making it Silent Installer. But now I shall describe the steps that would optimize the settings for Microsoft Office.
    • Move into Features > Modify user settings and then Double Click Save Excel file as from Microsoft Office Excel 2007 > Excel Options > Save

    • Enable this & Choose Excel 97-2003 Workbook (*.xls) and press OK Button
    • Now Double Click Default Sheets from Microsoft Office Excel 2007 > Excel Options > Popular

    • Enable this & type the desired No. of Worksheets in New Excel File by default, and press OK Button
    • Repeat the same process for Microsoft PowerPoint as illustrated in given screenshot
    • Enable this & Choose desired file extension and press OK Button
    • Same is the case for Microsoft Word … As Illustrated
    • Enable this & Choose desired file extension and press OK Button
    • Now Enable & Disable Applications that you want make available in Silent Installer. If you will skip this, default packages will be installed
    • Once your settings are finalized, you need to save file Custom.msp in Updates folder in Installation Folder
    • And That’s It … Now you can Run Setup and Enjoy It 🙂
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