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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:49 pm
by TwoJ
Updated to 2012-09-28

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:32 pm
by TwoJ
Updated to 2012-10-11

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:46 pm
by TwoJ
Updated to 2012-11-26

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:09 pm
by peter r
Hi TwoJ

I have a query concerning your comments in the Office 14 (2010) thread regarding using the OI to create hotpacks, specifically the section as follows -
"- [Note on using the OI with Office 2010] The OI v1.1 has a limitation of the old 5 digit KBXXXXX article number, verses the 6 digits with the new ones. This has led to the OI putting valid hotfixes into the obsolete folder. Here is what i recommend you do;......".

I have posted here as the query concerns whether the 5 digit/6 digit problem mentioned above will affect a hotpack created for Office 2007 from your most recent update of the Office Updates Downloader. I have previously successfully integrated SP3 and one of your previous hotpacks to my Office 2007 source, but this is the first time I have used the Office Updates Downloader to create a new current setup disk. I successfully downloaded the current updates pertaining to Office 2007 (36 in total) using the Downloader, and then proceeded to combine them into a hotpack using the Office Integrator.

That hotpack creation went smoothly with no problems, but I have not yet gone ahead and integrated it into the Office 2007 source, for the reason that more than half of the hotfixes in the November 2012 update for Office 2007 also have KB numbers exceeding the 5 digit limitation. I am also creating an updated install disk for Office 2010, which is how I came to notice your comments above regarding hotpack creation.

I realise that I could simply proceed with the 2007 integration, and then check the contents of the Updates folder afterwards to verify whether all hotfixes were integrated (i.e. appear as msp's in the Updates folder), but I am intrigued as to why the excess digit problem caution has only been made in respect of Office 2010, given that the limitation is implicit in the Integrator itself. I must confess that I have not previously done an Office 2010 integration so there may well be some things I am not aware of.

As to my first use of the Office Updates Downloader, I must say it went well and it certainly promises to make things easier for the future, and so I offer my compliments and thanks.


peter r

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:04 pm
by TwoJ
Hi Peter

Thanks for the thanks!

The 5/6 digit problem is for all versions of Office, it is an issue solely between how microsoft labels their hotfixes and the OI orignal coding.
I might have only mentioned it for office 2010 since the problem of having KBs with unique 6 numbers but similar 5 numbers (ie KB2553270 & KB2553272), when these are fed into OI v1.1 designed for 5 digits, both those KBs will appear to be the same (KB255327) so it puts one into the obsolete folder.
If i haven't mentioned it for Office 2007 its just because i don't think there are any hotfixes which fall into that problem for 2007, not to say that MS could release a hotfix that would cause that issue.
I know benners has spent a lot of time working on a new version and for my part i've been trying to find a faster way to get updates out the door faster.

hope that helps

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:35 pm
by peter r
Thanks TwoJ

The specific example that you gave "..(ie KB2553270 & KB2553272)..." explained the situation perfectly. I shall know what to be on the lookout for in perusing future update lists, until such time as the new version of the OI appears.

Cheers and regards,


PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:56 am
by TwoJ
Updated to 2013-01-30

Sorry for the delay i was looking at possibly putting the office 2007 hotpack back online, but its still too big.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:01 pm
by TwoJ
Updated to 2013-02-16

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:13 pm
by TwoJ
Updated to 2013-03-17

Please wait until i get around to updating the WUD as it is the last part of the process.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:46 pm
by TwoJ
Updated to 2013-04-12