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When you install Microsoft Office 2003 Professional on a computer that is running an earlier version of Microsoft Office with FrontPage already installed, the Office 2003 Setup program does not remove the earlier version of Microsoft Office FrontPage.
This article describes how to work around this behavior by using the Custom Installation Wizard to modify the Microsoft Transform (MST) file. The MST file is used by the Office 2003 Setup program. The Custom Installation Wizard is one of the tools that is available in the Office 2003 Editions Resource Kit Toolkit.
When you install Microsoft Office 2003 Professional on a computer that is running an earlier version of Microsoft Office with FrontPage, FrontPage is not removed when the installation is finished.
This behavior occurs because the Microsoft Office System does not include FrontPage 2003 as one of the programs to be installed.
To work around this behavior, you must use the Custom Installation Wizard (CIW) in the Microsoft Office 2003 Editions Resource Kit to modify the Office 2003 setup process. If you do not have the Office 2003 Editions Resource Kit (Ork.exe), download the resource kit from the Microsoft Download Center. The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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To modify the Microsoft Transform (MST) file that is provided with the Office 2003 installation files to introduce parameters that remove FrontPage from your computer, use the CIW.
Note The Microsoft Office 2003 Editions Resource Kit tools have been primarily designed to serve the deployment scenarios that are found in organizations that use volume licensing programs. Therefore, you cannot use Microsoft Office 2003 Editions Resource Kit tools, such as the Custom Installation Wizard, with a retail edition of Microsoft Office 2003. Additionally, you cannot run the Setup program in administrative mode to create an administrative installation point with retail packaged products. All retail editions require product activation and do not include the bypass capability that is supported by licensed editions.
For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011403011033.aspxTo modify the MST file, follow these steps:
For more information about why previous versions of Office applications may not be removed when you upgrade to Office 2003, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
827471For more information about the Microsoft Office 2003 Editions Resource Kit, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827471/ )Previous Office programs and tools are still installed after you install Office 2003
Article ID: 891154 - Last Review: December 15, 2006 - Revision: 7.5