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When you perform a workstation installation of Microsoft Office 7.0, you may receive the following error message:
Setup was not completed successfully
This problem may occur when all of the following conditions are true:
To work around this problem, delete the reference to the RegistrationEngine custom action in the Setup.stf file on the server.
WARNING: This modification may not be supported by Microsoft. Microsoft support professionals will support some modifications to a BACKUP copy of the Setup.stf file. Note also that while support professionals may help customers modify specific lines of an STF, we will not rewrite the entire file to achieve a desired configuration. As a general rule, support is limited to options that can typically be changed by a user during a standard installation of the application.
To modify the Setup.stf file, use the following steps:
Because you disable the custom action that registers Microsoft Excel file types in the previous steps, you must manually register each Microsoft Excel file type.
NOTE: To modify the Setup.stf file, you must have the correct permissions on the server. Please contact your network administrator before you try to modify any Setup file on the server.
The Network Installation Wizard 1.1 has an option under Office Options to "Modify setup for LanServer compatibilty" that may also resolve this problem. For more information about obtaining the Network Installation Wizard, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/232967/EN-US/ )OFF: How to Obtain the Network Installation Wizard
NOTE: You cannot import the Excel7.reg file to register the Microsoft Excel file types because the file requires a custom action to work.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.
For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/178330/EN-US/ )How to install Access 97 wizards locally [Standalone network setup]
Article ID: 146198 - Last Review: September 30, 2013 - Revision: 3.1