OFF97: Setup Performs Typical Installation by Default

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SYMPTOMS
When you install Microsoft Office 97 from an administrative installation("setup /a") stored on a network server, some of the components includedwith Microsoft Office 97 may not be copied to your computer's hard disk.

For example, the following components may not be installed:
Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar
Equation Editor
Microsoft Photo Editor
CAUSE
This problem will occur if you used the /q (quiet mode) switch in thecommand line when you ran Microsoft Office 97 Setup, but you did not useany of the /b switches (/b1, /b2, /b3).
RESOLUTION
To prevent this problem from occurring, include the appropriate /b switchin the command line that you use to run Microsoft Office 97 Setup:
   Switch   Type of Installation   -----------------------------   /b1      Typical   /b2      Custom   /b3      Run from CD/Server				

For example, to perform a Custom installation of Microsoft Excel 97 fromdrive X, using the custom settings stored in Custom.lst and Custom.stf,you would use the following command line:
x:\setup.exe /l custom.lst /q /b2
STATUS
This behavior is by design of the Microsoft Office 97 Setup program.
MORE INFORMATION
When you run the Microsoft Office 97 Setup program, the Setup programalways performs a Typical installation unless you specifically instruct itto do otherwise. To perform another type of installation, click a button inthe appropriate dialog box or add a switch to the command line that you useto run Setup.

There are three types of installation you can perform:
   Type of Installation   What is Installed?   --------------------------------------------------------------------   Typical                The most commonly-used components are                          installed. However, some components are not                          installed. This is the default type of                          installation.   Custom                 A dialog box appears and allows you to select                          specific components to install. Use Custom if                          you want to install all available components.   Run from CD/Server     Only files that are required to be on your                          computer's hard disk are copied. All other                          files are stored on the CD-ROM or server.				

There are two ways to control what type of installation the Setup programwill perform:
  • In the Microsoft Office Setup dialog box, click Typical, Custom, or "Run from CD/Run from Network Server".

    NOTE: This option is not available if the command line that you use to run Microsoft Office 97 Setup includes the /q (quiet mode) switch, any of the /b switches, or a combination of both. If you use any of these switches, the dialog box that contains the three buttons does not appear.
  • Include the appropriate /b switch in the command line that you use to run Microsoft Office 97 Setup.
When you use the /b, /q, and /l switches together in the command line thatyou use to run Microsoft Office 97 Setup, the /l switch must be first. Forexample:
   Command Line                        Type of Installation Performed   ------------------------------------------------------------------------   x:\setup.exe /q                     Setup is run in quiet mode. Because                                       no installation type is specified,                                       a Typical installation is performed.   x:\setup.exe /l custom.lst          Setup is run and uses the custom                                       settings in the Custom.lst and                                       Custom.stf files. To choose                                       what type of installation to                                       perform, click the appropriate                                       button in the Microsoft Office                                       Setup dialog box.   x:\setup.exe /l custom.lst /q       Setup is run in quiet mode. Although                                       the settings in Custom.lst and                                       Custom.stf will be loaded, a                                       Typical installation is performed                                       because no type was specified.   x:\setup.exe /q /b2                 Setup runs in quiet mode and                                       performs a Custom installation                                       using the default custom settings.   x:\setup.exe /l custom.lst /q /b2   Setup runs in quiet mode and                                       performs a Custom installation                                       using the settings stored in the                                       Custom.lst and Custom.stf files.				

For more information about using the /l switch, see the following articlein the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
158281 OFF97 Err Msg: "Setup Error 544"
8.00 97 OFF97 niw network installation wizard
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Article ID: 162380 - Last Review: 01/09/2015 06:15:51 - Revision: 2.0

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