How to create a Custom Maintenance Wizard file for updating installation options after you deploy a custom installation of Office

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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 following:
  • 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:
  1. Start the Custom Maintenance Wizard.
  2. On the Open the MSI File page, type the path to the MSI file that was used to install Office.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 Web sites.

Office 2003

Office XP

Office 2000

Note 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.

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Article ID: 308263 - Last Review: December 4, 2007 - Revision: 8.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office XP Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Developer Edition
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