Changing the installation state of a program after it is
installed on a user's computer has been improved with the release of the Custom
Maintenance Wizard (CMW). By using the Custom Maintenance Wizard and the Office
Profile Wizard in Microsoft Office, you can change a configuration without
having to uninstall and reinstall the program.
After you deploy a
customized installation of an Office program, you may need to update
installation options for programs and features, registry settings, files, and
user settings. This need usually arises when you do one or more of the
- Stage a deployment of Office.
- Make changes to the structure of your organization when
people move from one group to another.
- Fine-tune the installation.
- Correct a mistake made during the initial deployment.
Create a Custom Maintenance Wizard file
The Custom Maintenance Wizard helps you to make changes to the
deployed installation state of programs and features for an Office
installation. For example, if you installed most of Office XP Professional with
FrontPage, you can use the Custom Maintenance Wizard to change the installation
state of Microsoft Outlook 2002 from Not Available
to Run from My Computer
To create a Custom Maintenance Wizard file:
- Start the Custom Maintenance Wizard.
- On the Open the MSI File page, type the path to the MSI file that was used to install
- If you are running the wizard for the first time, click
Do not open an existing Custom Maintenance Wizard file on the Open the Custom Maintenance Wizard File page. Alternately, you can use an existing Custom Maintenance
Wizard file. Click Open an existing Custom Maintenance Wizard
file, and then type the path to the Custom Maintenance Wizard file
that you want to use. Note that the Office XP version of the Custom Maintenance
Wizard can use only Custom Maintenance Wizard files that are created by the
Office XP version of the Custom Maintenance Wizard.
- On the Select the Custom Maintenance Wizard File to
Save page, type the path to the Custom Maintenance Wizard file where
you want to save your new settings. If you are using an existing Custom
Maintenance Wizard file, this file appears as the default.
- On the Set Feature Installation States page, select new installation options for the features that you
want to change.
Features are displayed in the same hierarchical tree that is
used in the Custom Installation Wizard. Note that there are a few minor
differences that you should know about. For assistance with this page of the
Custom Maintenance Wizard, click Help
Custom Maintenance Wizard download information and documentation
To obtain more information or to download the Custom
Maintenance Wizard for your version of Office, visit the following Microsoft
The original version of the Custom Maintenance Wizard, developed
for Office 2000, was developed and released after the release of the Office
2000 Resource Kit. Therefore, it is not documented within the Resource Kit
documentation. See the following Microsoft Web sites for more information and
to download the Custom Maintenace Wizard for Office 2000.
Article ID: 308263 - Last Review: December 4, 2007 - Revision: 8.3
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