Microsoft KB Archive/108338
How to Specify a Destination Directory in a Setup Script
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c
- Microsoft Windows 3.1
If you have Document No. WB51157-1093 of the "Microsoft Word User's Guide" (version 6.0), step 4 of the instructions on page 772 on how to change the destination directory using a setup script, incorrectly read:
To specify a directory where Setup will install Word, scroll through the table until you see "%1" in the column labeled "DestDir." Replace the "%1" with the name of the directory where you want Setup to install Word.
This step is incorrect. To successfully change the destination directory, replace step 4 with the method listed below.
Note: If you are running Word 6.0a or 6.0c, skip steps 1 and 2.
- Search the SETUP.STF for "Batch Mode Root Object ID." Using Microsoft Excel, choose Find from the Formula menu, and type batch mode root object ID in the Find What box. If Word was installed using 1.2 MB or 1.44 MB floppy disks, this is cell A19. If the upgrade package was used, this is cell A20.
- Change the Batch Mode Root Object ID value from 13:01 to 14:01. If Word was installed using 1.2 MB or 1.44 MB floppy disks, this is cell B19. If the upgrade package was used, this is cell B20.
- Search the SETUP.STF for "Object Data". If Word was installed using 1.2 MB or 1.44 MB floppy disks, this is cell F23. If the upgrade package was used, this is cell F24.
The row beneath Object Data (F24 or F25) will list the current settings, including the default directory. The default is:
"C:\WINWORD", "WINWORD.EXE", "220.127.116.116", 1, "yes", "yes", 2 3 4 5
Change "C:\WINWORD" (including quotation marks) to the desired default directory making certain not to edit any other settings in that cell.
- Continue to step 5 in the user's guide.
Additional query words: 6.0 winword SETUP.STF script word6 default quiet
Keywords : kbsetup
Issue type : kbhowto
Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000