The Custom Installation Wizard enables you to record changes to the master installation in a Windows Installer transform (MST file) without altering the original package (MSI file). Because the original package is never altered, you can create a different transform for every installation scenario you need. When you run Setup with both the package and the transform, Windows Installer applies the transform to the original package, and Setup uses your altered configuration to perform the installation.
By using the Custom Installation Wizard, you can also create a transform that runs additional Setup programs, such as the Office Profile Wizard, at the end of the Microsoft® Office 2003 installation.
For Office 2003, the Custom Installation Wizard has been updated to include new application information, such as additional settings for Microsoft Office Outlook® 2003 and security configurations. You must use the new version of the Custom Installation Wizard to modify Office 2003 installations — previous versions of this tool cannot modify Office 2003. The Office Resource Kit installs the Custom Installation Wizard and its shortcuts to a version-specific location on your computer.
Download and install the Custom Installation Wizard
The Custom Installation Wizard is automatically installed on your computer when you install the Office Resource Kit toolkit.
Toolbox The Office 2003 Editions Resource Kit toolset (ork.exe) is available as a download. You can find this downloadable file on the Office 2003 Resource Kit Downloads page.
To locate the tool, click the Start button, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Tools, point to Microsoft Office Resource Kit, and then click Custom Installation Wizard.
For more information about the Custom Installation Wizard, see Methods of Customizing Office.