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Custom Installation Wizard
Custom Maintenance Wizard
Microsoft Project Enterprise Implementation Framework Files
OPS File Viewer
Package Definition Files
Profile Wizard
Save My Settings Wizard
Setup INI Customization Wizard
System Policy Editor and Templates

Custom Installation Wizard

Download the Custom Installation Wizard from the Office XP Resource Kit Tools (orktools.exe).

The Custom Installation Wizard (CUSTWIZ.EXE) 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.

Using the Custom Installation Wizard, you can also create a transform that runs additional Setup programs (such as the Profile Wizard) at the end of the Microsoft Project 2002 installation. If you run the Microsoft Internet Explorer Administration Kit from within the Custom Installation Wizard, you can customize the way Microsoft Project Setup installs Internet Explorer 5.01.

For Microsoft Project, the Custom Installation Wizard has been updated to include the following features:

  • An improved user interface and enhancements to the Help system

  • New installation states (Not Available, Hidden, Locked)

  • The ability to add and remove files with a transform

  • Enhanced security customization, including the ability to choose whether or not to install Microsoft Visual Basic® for Applications

Installing the Custom Installation Wizard

The Custom Installation Wizard is part of the Office XP Resource Kit, and is automatically installed on your computer when you install the Office XP Resource Kit. To locate the tool, click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Office Tools, point to Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit Tools, and then click Custom Installation Wizard.

Custom Maintenance Wizard

Download the Custom Maintenance Wizard from the Office XP Resource Kit Tools (orktools.exe).

The Custom Maintenance Wizard (MAINTWIZ.EXE) enables you to make changes to a Microsoft Project 2002 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, and registry keys.

The Custom Maintenance Wizard works by creating a configuration maintenance file (CMW file) based on the Microsoft Windows® Installer package (MSI file) used in the Microsoft Project 2002 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 customization file that contains the changes you want to apply.

Installing the Custom Maintenance Wizard

The Custom Maintenance Wizard is part of the Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit. The Custom Maintenance Wizard is automatically installed on your computer when you install the Office XP Resource Kit. To locate the tool, click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Office Tools, point to Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit Tools, and then click Custom Maintenance Wizard.

Microsoft Project Enterprise Implementation Framework Files

Download the Enterprise Implementation Framework (EIF.exe).

This file is available on the Web. The Enterprise Implementation Framework (EIF) guides you through the process of setting up Microsoft Project Server and Microsoft Project Professional to meet your enterprise project management needs. The EIF is not intended for IT professionals, but rather for the project management office or other senior project managers who will decide how the system is used for enterprise project management.

The EIF includes a complete Microsoft Project plan that guides you through the process of gathering system requirements, designing your Microsoft Project Server and Microsoft Project Professional implementation, piloting it, training users, and rolling out the system. It includes further information and tools to aid you in this process, including:

  • A complete list of interview questions for gathering requirements

  • A Red Flags document that helps you identify issues that might compromise your implementation

  • Instructions for translating your business requirements into specific feature usage and product settings

  • A Microsoft Excel workbook for recording the detailed design of your system

OPS File Viewer

Download the OPS File Viewer from the Office XP Resource Kit Tools (orktools.exe).

The OPS File Viewer (OPSView.exe) enables you to view changes that a profile settings file (OPS file) makes to a user's computer. This viewer also provides a list of all possible changes that the Profile Wizard can make to a user's computer through an OPS file.

To use the OPS File Viewer, you must supply the path and file name of an OPS file you created with the Profile Wizard. The viewer is not a separate application—instead, it reads the OPS file and creates a plain-text file, which can be displayed by a text editor.

Installing the OPS File Viewer

The OPS File Viewer is part of the Office XP Resource Kit. The viewer is automatically installed on your computer when you install the Office XP Resource Kit. To locate the tool, click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Office Tools, point to Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit Tools, and then click OPS View Viewer.

In the OPSView dialog box, search for the OPS file you want to view. When you have selected the file, click Open to display the text file created by the OPS File Viewer.

Package Definition Files

Download the Package Definition Files (p10sms.exe).

The package definition files (SMS format) are used by Microsoft Systems Management Server to install Microsoft Project 2002 remotely.

The package definition files have been consolidated into two core files for Microsoft Project: PROJ2002.SMS, which covers Microsoft Project Standard 2002 and Microsoft Project Professional 2002, and PLPK2002.SMS, which covers the Microsoft Project Multilanguage User Interface (MUI) Pack. Microsoft Project 2002 supports only Systems Management Server version 2.0.

Installing the Package Definition Files

Download the self-extracting executable (EXE) file to your computer and double-click the file name to extract the two files. The installation program will prompt you to specify a location for the files.

Profile Wizard

Download the Profile Wizard files for Microsoft Project 2002 (p10prfwz.exe).

The Profile Wizard helps you to create and distribute a default user profile, including standard locations for files and templates. Using the Profile Wizard, you can preset options so that users don't have to customize their settings. You can also change default values to match your organization's needs or to ensure that users have access to shared templates. When you deploy a standard user profile, all of your users start with the same Microsoft Project 2002 configuration.

When you save a Microsoft Project user profile, you create a profile settings file (OPS file). You can include your OPS file in a Windows Installer transform (MST file) to distribute the settings when Microsoft Project is deployed. You can also use the Profile Wizard to help back up and restore user-defined settings from one computer to another.

Installing the Profile Wizard

The Profile Wizard is part of the Office XP Resource Kit, and is automatically installed on your computer when you install the Office XP Resource Kit Tools.

To locate the tool, click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Office Tools, point to Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit Tools, and then click Profile Wizard.

The p10prfwz.exe contains the files needed to use the Profile Wizard with Microsoft Project.

To install the Profile Wizard for Microsoft Project

  1. Download and install the Office XP Resource Kit Tools (orktools.exe).

  1. Download and install the Profile Wizard files for Microsoft Project 2002 (p10prfwz.exe) to the same folder as Profile Wizard.

  1. Capture settings:

  • To capture settings for Microsoft Project only, run the Profile Wizard using the command-line

  • To capture settings for Microsoft Project as well as Microsoft Office, run the Profile Wizard using the command-line

  • To reset settings for Microsoft Project, run the Profile Wizard using the command-line

  1. To retrieve settings from a settings file, you can run the Profile Wizard by using either the Windows Installer shortcut (Microsoft Office Tools/Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit Tools/Profile Wizard) or by using the following command-line: 

Save My Settings Wizard

Download the Save My Settings Wizard (opw10usr.exe).

The Save My Settings Wizard allows users to back up their Microsoft Project settings to a file.

To capture settings for Microsoft Project

  1. Download the Save My Settings Wizard (opw10usr.exe).

  1. Download the Profile Wizard files for Microsoft Project 2002 (p10prfwz.exe) to same folder as the Save My Settings / Profile Wizard.

  1. Capture settings:

  • To capture settings for Microsoft Project only, run the Save My Settings Wizard using the command-line:

  • To capture settings for Microsoft Project as well as for Office, run the Save My Settings Wizard using the command-line:

  • To reset settings for Microsoft Project, run the Save My Settings Wizard using the command-line:

  1. To retrieve settings from a settings file, you can run the Save My Settings Wizard using the following command-line: 

Setup INI Customization Wizard

Download the Setup INI Customization Wizard from the Office XP Resource Kit Tools (orktools.exe).

The Setup INI Customization Wizard (Iniwiz.exe) provides a convenient user interface for creating or modifying custom Setup settings files. The wizard automatically enters the settings that you select into the correct section of the settings file, and it creates a command line that includes the /settings option and specifies your custom INI file.

Before you can use the Setup INI Customization Wizard, you must create a Microsoft Project 2002 administrative installation point. Your custom INI file must be based on an existing INI file, such as the Setup.ini file for Microsoft Project.

The Setup INI Customization Wizard is part of the Office XP Resource Kit, and is automatically installed on your computer when you install the Office XP Resource Kit. To locate the tool, click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Office Tools, point to Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit Tools, and then click Setup INI Customization Wizard.

System Policy Editor and Templates

Download the System Policy Template (p10syspl.exe).

Using the System Policy Editor, you can control which Microsoft Project 2002 options are available to your users. You can create system policies and easily distribute the settings from a central administrative installation point.

This download includes the Microsoft Project 2002 system policy template. You must install the System Policy Editor and the template on your computer before you can create a system policy file.

Installing the System Policy Editor and Template

The System Policy Editor is part of the Office XP Resource Kit, and is automatically installed on your computer when you install the Office XP Resource Kit.

To locate the tool, click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Office Tools, point to Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit Tools, and then click System Policy Editor.

To install the System Policy Template for Microsoft Project

  1. Download the Office XP Resource Kit Tools (orktools.exe).

  1. Download and install the System Policy Template (p10syspl.exe) to a location you choose.

  1. Run the System Policy Editor.

  1. On the Options menu, click Policy Template, and then click Add.

  1. In the Open Template dialog box, locate the file Proj10.adm, and then click Open.

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