Tip: How to extract Office 2010 Customization file content (MSP)

If you have an Office 2010 installation that is customized by use of the Office customization tool the customizations are stored within an MSP file that uses Extensible Markup Language (XML) format. To extract the content you can use a vbscript that Microsoft has published on TechNet – View Office Customization Tool output in Office 2010 Simply copy paste the code provided within the article into a file called ExtractOctXml.vbs and then run the following Read More …

ToolTip: Updated version of lessmsi (View extract MSI content)

There is an updated version of the less misérables utility a utility with a graphical user interface and a command line interface that can be used to view and extract the contents of an MSI file. The updated version now has explorer integration, that can be easily enabled / disabled via the preference menu setting. Download lessmsi from here.

Extracting CAB files from Microsoft Update Standalone Package (MSU)

When manually downloading a Microsoft Security Update or hotfix for Windows 7 (Vista) you typically get a file with an MSU file extension. A file with an MSU extension is a Microsoft Update Standalone package. Microsoft Update Standalone Packages are installed through the Windows Update Standalone Installer WUSA.EXE which is located in the  C:\Windows\system32 folder. If you need to install many updates you could create a script like the one below. SET HOTFIXSRC=<folder that contains Read More …

ToolTip – less misérables (MSI file extractor)

Today I found a nice utility that allows you to easily extract individual files from an MSI package. The tool is called “less miséreables”. it’s a kind of a funny name, but it does the job. To extract a file, simply launch the utility, select the file(s) you want to extract and click on the extract button. Of course the same can be done by using the MSIEXEC command from the command line as shown Read More …