<hr>"Run Installation Program" wizard does not see files named Start.exe, Autorun.exe and so on on the root of CD. It does not see Setup.exe also if it is not on the root of CD (but in the Setup folder, for example).<hr>But you are also saying that the user then must "browse" to find and run the setup file. What is the difference if the autorun file points to it or the user has to browse to find and run it?
As well, if your theory is correct, once Office is installed (via autoruning the CD vs. the Control Panel method) and subsequently a new user is created on the machine, the new user will not be able to access Office. Well, that is simply not the case. In the last few weeks, I've had occasion to add a new user to my computer (after installing Office 2003 initially via the standard autorun procedure) and this user immediately had access to all of the Office programs. Your theory says that this cannot happen???