Modify existing Office 2010 installs by add Publisher 2010

I have existing installs of Office 2010 which we didnt include Publisher 2010 now I want to add this to some users without having to uninstall Office and reinstall with all features.

What I tried so far 

run networkshare/setup.exe /modify STANDARD /config NETWORKSHARE/addpublisher.xml


create xml file with contents below

<Configuration Product="STANDARD">

<Setup Id="STANDARD" Type="Product" ProductCode="{90140000-0019-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}"/>



What do I add to the xml file to make it run silent

 Ok I added this to make it silent







Log Name:      Application

Source:        MsiInstaller

Date:          31/10/2012 11:24:28 AM

Event ID:      1035

Task Category: None

Level:         Information

Keywords:      Classic

User:          MBRCDOM\markdart

Computer:      SOEWIN7VM.mbrc.internal


Windows Installer reconfigured the product. Product Name: Microsoft Office Publisher MUI (English) 2010. Product Version: 14.0.6029.1000. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Reconfiguration success or error status: 0.

Event Xml:

<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">


    <Provider Name="MsiInstaller" />

    <EventID Qualifiers="0">1035</EventID>




    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-10-31T01:24:28.000000000Z" />




    <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-2367212997-3885883645-3035891645-1175" />


Event Message


    <Data>Microsoft Office Publisher MUI (English) 2010</Data>




    <Data>Microsoft Corporation</Data>








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Answers (1)

Answer Summary:
Run setup.exe /admin, add the Publisher feature and save configuration as a .msp. Run the msp using msiexec /p /qb
Posted by: piyushnasa 8 years ago
Red Belt

Sorry buddy, but it is a lot simpler to do than this long procedure which you have mentioned here and there is no need for XML files.

Office 2010 comes with an inbuilt Office Customization toolkit which you can run to customize office 2010.

run setup.exe /admin and the customization toolkit will open up.

First try to bring it to the state you have right now and then just enable the Publisher feature in there and save it as an .MSP file.

Now you can deploy this MSP file on top of your Office 2010 packages already installed and then it will add Publisher to those users.

  • so after creating the new MSP which I have no issues with. I only want to deploy to a group of machines and not affect any existing machines. If I place that msp into the updates folder do I just run the setup directly with no switches ? - Mdart 8 years ago
  • Just tried running the setup after creating the new msp file and i get the add remove dialogue box so this is not updating silently - Mdart 8 years ago
  • dont run setup.exe
    Run the MSP
    MSIEXEC /p <MSP> /qb - piyushnasa 8 years ago
  • thanks will give that a go - Mdart 8 years ago
  • That worked well thanks for your help - Mdart 8 years ago
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