you could slipstream the SP3 in Office 2003... (I've done it for SP2 in the past...)
Here are two small batches (not tested) to extract and to slipstream the SP3...
Extract the SP3 to a directory:
@echo off set sp3_source=D:\LDPack\OFFSP3 set sp3_src_up=D:\LDPack\OFFSP3\unpack :START echo unpack sp3 %sp3_source%\Office2003SP3-KB923618-FullFile-ENU /t:%sp3_src_up%\ /c goto END
Slipstream the extracted files in the Office source: (admin setup source)
@echo off set sp3_source=D:\LDPack\OFFSP3 set sp3_src_up=D:\LDPack\OFFSP3\unpack set O2K3_dest=D:\LDPack\O2K3 :UPD echo office-upd msiexec /p %sp3_src_up%\MAINSP3.msp /a %o2k3_dest%\PRO11.MSI shortfilenames=true /qb /LOG %sp3_source%\923618_1.txt echo web msiexec /p %sp3_src_up%\OWC11SP3.msp /a %o2k3_dest%\OWC11.MSI shortfilenames=true /qb /LOG %sp3_source%\923618_2.txt goto END :END
Thanks but that's what I'm trying to avoid. The BKM document specifically says "For most delivery methods, an administrative share is not recommended. If an administrative share is used, the installation will be extremely delayed by LANDesk's bandwidth features". This is certainly true in my experience too. Using the files as-is from the CD and then a "run from source" delivery method does seem to improve the installation time no end.
The BKM document is here btw (http://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-2161).
I fear, you can't slipstream SP3 in a CD, only to an administrative installation point:
The Administrative Installation Point Method
Some of the reasons for selecting the AIP method include:
The client computers you’re targeting have insufficient disk space to store the local installation source used in the LIS method.
You want to use Group Policy to install Office 2003.
- You want to " slipstream" updates into the source (so that new installations receive the latest updates during the initial installation).
In our environment we create a big package for Office and download the whole package (not one file after another), unpack it and start installation... (we use the package for standalone (offline) installations too)