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    Installing Outlook after Office XP (SP2/SP3)

    Hi, I work in a Lotus Notes shop but one division uses Outlook. I've developed a transform (pilot) to install Office XP Sp2 (will probably deploy SP 3 later in production) . The question has come up as to how Outlook might be added to an existing Office XP installation. Can setupolk simply be executed later? I know that in the case of Office 97 Standard Microsoft said to remove Standard before installing Professional if Access 97 was needed (as opposed to just installing Access to a Standard). Does Microsoft recommend anything in particular with respect to Outlook 2002/XP?

    Is there any documentatio? I haven't been able to find any.

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    Re: Installing Outlook after Office XP (SP2/SP3)

    Outlook (or any other component) can be added at any time. If I remember correctly, with Office 2000, if an additional Office component was added after service packs and updates had been applied to the original installation, the service packs, etc. had to be reinstalled. If I am correct, Office XP is "smart" enough that this is not required, i.e. older files will not overwrite newer versions. Office Update will probably detect some security updates specifically for Outlook that may have to be installed however. Hope this helps.
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    Re: Installing Outlook after Office XP (SP2/SP3)

    Hi John,

    I realizedd that I could have added more background info. The bulk of the deployment will be by software distribution (Marimba). Some areas/individuals will want something (Access Outlook) different from the standard deployment. Also some areas may deploy from a different source and/or by a different deployment method.

    So it would be highly desirable to be able to add Access, for example, by running its standalone setup command (like just buying and iinstalling Access standalone).

    Again Microsoft did not recommend this sort of installation with Office/Access 97; recommending instead uninstalling Office Standard and then installing Professional.

    I'm trying to understand how these products can be installed in Office XP.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Installing Outlook after Office XP (SP2/SP3)

    As long as additional components being added are the same version as the existing installations, there sould be no problems. As I said, 2002 (and 2003) are "smart" enough so that installing components (of the same version) to an existing installation won't overwrite newer files. However, if you are mixing versions (XP and 2003 or 2000 and XP), the older version must be installed first, and they must be installed in different directories. In other words, if you add a 2000 component to an XP installation (without first uninstalling the XP stuff), you will run into problems. Adding an 2003 component to an existing XP installation will work properly IF you install the newer version to a different directory. Bottom line, the older versions MUST be installed first. I have one computer here at home that has Access 97, 2000 and a full install of XP Pro and 2003 Pro and I encountered no problems apart from a small glitch in Access XP (and there is a workaround for that), but they were installed in the correct order and to different directories. Hopefully this is helpful.
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    Re: Installing Outlook after Office XP (SP2/SP3)

    Actually, it is possible to install the earlier version later, but it requires extra work and extra precautions, plus you may wind up having to reinstall the later version just to unscramble Windows brains. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> I've installed 97 over O2k and even over OXP serveral times without problems. <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16>
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    Re: Installing Outlook after Office XP (SP2/SP3)

    Well then, I'll certainly know where to come for detailed instructions if I ever have to do this. Good to know that it's been done and that it works.
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    Re: Installing Outlook after Office XP (SP2/SP3)

    Essentially, you install the earlier version of Office but do a custom install and select only the application you want to install, being careful to specify a folder distince from the later Office installation. The custom install installs the Office shell, plus the selected applications. If you need help for that version, be sure to select it in the custom install. Microsofts recommendation vis a vis Standard and Professional was to prevent confusing Windows. Both Windows and Office have gotten better since then at keeping themselves in line.
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