Custom Maintenance Wizard

The updated Custom Maintenance Wizard enables you to make changes to a Microsoft® Office 2003 installation after the initial deployment. Using the Custom Maintenance Wizard, you can modify almost every feature that you can set in the Custom Installation Wizard — including default user settings, security levels, Microsoft Outlook® settings, and registry keys.

The Custom Maintenance Wizard works by creating a configuration maintenance file (CMW file) based on the Windows Installer package (MSI file) used in the Office 2003 installation. To apply the changes to a client computer, you run the Custom Maintenance Wizard from a command line on the client computer, specifying the CMW file that contains the changes you want to apply.

You must use the new version of the Custom Maintenance Wizard to modify Office 2003 installations — previous versions of this tool cannot modify Office 2003. The Office Resource Kit installs the Custom Maintenance Wizard and its shortcuts to a version-specific location on your computer.

Download and install the Custom Maintenance Wizard

The Custom Maintenance 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 after installation, 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 Maintenance Wizard.

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For more information about using the Custom Maintenance Wizard, see Updating Feature Installation States and Application Settings.

Applies to:
Deployment Center 2003