This step-by-step article describes how to download and
install public updates to administrative installations of Microsoft Office XP.
For information about how to install public updates on client
computers, see the REFERENCES
section of this article.
Download the Public Administrative Update
To download a public update for an administrative installation of
Office XP, follow these steps:
- Point your Web browser to the appropriate Web address to
download the update.
For Microsoft Office XP Public Updates, visit
the following Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit Web site:
- Click the link to download the file that you
- Click Save this program to disk, and then
- Click Save.
- In Windows Explorer, double-click the file that you
downloaded. Click Yes when you are prompted to extract the contents of the update to a
- Type C:\adminUpdate in the
Please type the location where you want to place the extracted
files box, and then click OK. Click Yes when you are prompted to create the folder.
Install the Public Administrative Update
To install the administrative update, follow these steps.
You must run this command from a computer that already has the
Windows Installer installed.
- Click Start, and then click Run. Type the following command in the Open box, and then click OK
msiexec /a admin path\MSI File /p C:\adminUpdate\MSP File SHORTFILENAMES=1 where admin path is the path to your
administrative installation point for Office XP (for example, C:\OfficeXP), and
where MSI File is the MSI database package for the Office XP product (for
example, ProPlus.msi), and
where MSP File
is the name of the public administrative installation update.
Note If admin path or the path to the MSP
file contains a space character, the path must be surrounded by quotation marks
(for example, "C:\OfficeXP Admin").
Note You can add /qb+ to the preceding command
line to avoid receiving the Office XP Administrative Installation dialog box and the End User License Agreement dialog box.
- Click Next in the Microsoft Office XP Administrative
Installation dialog box.
Note Do not change your CD Key, installation location, or company name
in the Microsoft Office XP Administrative Installation dialog
- Click I accept the terms in the License
Agreement, and then click Install.
- If the update contains multiple MSP files, or if you want
to apply multiple updates to your network administrative installation, repeat
steps 1 through 3 for the remaining MSP files.
At this point, your administrative installation point is
updated. Next, you must update the workstations that were originally installed
from this administrative installation. To do this, see the
Update Your Workstations
later in this article. Any new installations that you run from this
administrative installation point will include the update.Warning
Any workstation that was originally installed from this
administrative installation before you installed the update cannot use this
administrative installation for actions like repairing Office or adding new
features until you complete the steps in the Update Your Workstations
section for this workstation.
Update Your Workstations
To update workstations, do one of the following:
- Run Setup.exe from the updated administrative installation
of Office to interactively update a workstation.
- Use the following method to update workstations on which
Office XP was already installed from your administrative installation point.
These steps must be performed for each workstation.
- Click Start, and then click Run. Type the following command in the Open box, and then click OK:
msiexec /i Admin Path\MSI File REINSTALL=Feature List REINSTALLMODE=vomus where Admin Path is the path to your
administrative installation point for Office XP (for example, C:\OfficeXP),
where MSI File is the MSI database
package for the Office XP product (for example, ProPlus.msi), and
where Feature List is the list of feature names
(case sensitive) that need to be reinstalled for the update.
Note For more information about feature names, see the
REFERENCES section later in this
To install all features, you can use REINSTALL=ALL.
- Click OK to the message that Setup completed successfully.
- Click Yes if you are prompted to restart the computer.
How to Apply Multiple Updates to Workstations
As stated earlier, you can apply multiple updates to the
administrative installation at one time and then update the workstations once
for all these updates. You can follow the same steps in the
Update Your Workstations
You can combine all the feature names for the REINSTALL
property, or just include all the features by using the following
msiexec /i Admin Path\MSI File REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=vomus
where Admin Path
path to your administrative installation point for Office XP (for example,
where MSI File
MSI database package for the Office XP product (for example, ProPlus.msi).
For additional information about how to download and install Office XP
updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
History of Office XP updates
For more information about how to deploy, upgrade, manage, and support Office XP, see the Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit. To do so, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 301348 - Last Review: September 28, 2012 - Revision: 3.0
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