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When you run the Microsoft Office 97 Setup program, you may receive the following error messages:
Setup Error 544
Setup is unable to open the data file
Setup again from where you originally ran it.
When you click OK for the second error message, you exit the Setup program.
Setup Error 723
Setup was unable to read configuration information
from the first section of the setup file:
This problem will occur if the following conditions are true:
To prevent this problem from occurring, you must make a copy of your Setup.lst file, and rename it so that it matches your custom setup table file. Then, modify it so that all references to "Off97pro.stf" within the renamed .lst file are replaced with references to your custom setup table file.
NOTE: If you use version 2.1 of the Network Installation Wizard (NIW 2.1) to customize your setup table file, it is not necessary to create a custom .lst file; NIW 2.1 does this automatically. Proceed to the step after step 14 to use the customized .lst and .stf files.
For example, if you created a Custom.stf file, you need to create a Custom.lst file and then modify it. To do this:
<path>\setup /l custom.lstwhere <path> is the path to Setup.exe. Note that the name of the Custom.stf is NOT included in this command; the Custom.lst file knows what setup table file to use.
This behavior is by design of the Microsoft Office 97 Setup program.
The Microsoft Office 97 Network Installation Wizard (NIW) allows you to create custom setup solutions for Microsoft Office 97. To use the NIW, you must first perform an administrative installation ("setup /a") of Microsoft Office 97 on a network server. After this is done, you can run the NIW, choose various setup options, and create a customized setup table file.
In Microsoft Office for Windows 95 version 7.0, you instruct the Setup program to use a custom setup table file by adding the "/t" switch and the name of the setup table file to your command line. For example:
setup /t custom.stfMicrosoft Office 97 uses a slightly different method of loading files when you run the Setup program. Instead of using the "/t" switch, you now use the "/l" switch, followed by the name of a customized .lst file. This .lst file contains the name of the custom setup table file you want to use. For example, if your custom files are Custom.lst and Custom.stf, you would use the following command line:
setup /l custom.lstSince Custom.lst contains references to Custom.stf, Custom.stf is then automatically used by the Setup program.
NOTE: It is very important that the names of the .lst and the .stf file are the same. For example, if your .lst file is named Custom.lst, your .stf file should be named Custom.stf. If the file names do not match, you may receive the following error message:
Other switches, such as "/q", "/q0", "/q1", and "/qt", can still be used in the command line. Their functionality has not changed. To perform a quiet mode installation of Microsoft Office 97 using the custom setup table file and .lst file, use the following command:
Setup Error 530
This is an invalid command line option.
setup /l custom.lst /q1
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