Apache OpenOffice
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Author: Roland Verheijden
Date: August 12, 2022

Repackaging tips and silent install information for Apache OpenOffice -. This App Tip provides comprehensive details for conducting a silent installation of OpenOffice. It includes additional insights, such as user environment specifics, extra installation parameters, and repackaging tips.

About

Apache OpenOffice (AOO) is an open-source office productivity software suite. It is one of the successor projects of OpenOffice.org and the designated successor of IBM Lotus Symphony. It is a close cousin of LibreOffice, Collabora Online and NeoOffice. It contains a word processor (Writer), a spreadsheet (Calc), a presentation application (Impress), a drawing application (Draw), a formula editor (Math), and a database management application (Base).

General Information

Vendor Information

Apache

Application Name

OpenOffice

Application Version

-

Download Link

https://www.openoffice.org/download/index.html

License Needed

No

Vendor Install

Installation Type

Setup.exe|MSI

Architecture

x86/x64

Description

Application Configuration/Settings

Registry

File

AD/GPO

AAD/GPO

User Environment Data

Registry

File

Other

Infrastructure Dependencies

Description

ODBC

Connection Name

Driver

Parameters

Setup.exe parameters

CREATEDESKTOPLINK=0 (Exclude Desktop shortcut)
REMOVE=gm_o_Onlineupdate (Disable Auto Update Check)

MSI Public Properties

Installation Commands

Silent Install Command

setup.exe CREATEDESKTOPLINK=0 ADDLOCAL=ALL REMOVE=gm_o_Onlineupdate /qn

Silent Uninstall Command

msiexec.exe /x {A09D951F-4BA3-4383-97B3-D1B91835E779} /qn

Repackaging Score

MSI

Full Functional

MSIX

Unknown

App-V

Unknown

ThinApp

Unknown

Citrix App Layer

Unknown

VMWare App Volumes

Unknown

Other

Full Functional
Silent Install

Repackaging Tips

How to disable the OpenOffice Registration Wizard
  • Create a folder called C:/Downloads/Files
  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<oor:component-data xmlns:oor="http://openoffice.org/2001/registry" xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" oor:name="Common" oor:package="org.openoffice.Office">
 <node oor:name="Help">
  <node oor:name="Registration">
   <prop oor:name="ReminderDate" oor:type="xs:string">
    <value>Patch9800</value>
   </prop>
  </node>
 </node>
  <node oor:name="Misc">
  <prop oor:name="FirstRun" oor:type="xs:boolean">
   <value>false</value>
  </prop>
 </node>
</oor:component-data>
  • Note: The Build ID of the specific version of Apache OpenOffice that you are installing must match the Patch<BuildID> value
  • Save the file to C:/Downloads/Files and name it: Common.xcu
  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor again
  • Add the following lines:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<oor:component-data xmlns:oor="http://openoffice.org/2001/registry" xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" oor:name="Settings" oor:package="org.openoffice.Office.OOoImprovement">
 <node oor:name="Participation">
  <prop oor:name="OfficeStartCounterdown" oor:type="xs:int">
   <value>0</value>
  </prop>
  <prop oor:name="ShowedInvitation" oor:type="xs:boolean">
   <value>true</value>
  </prop>
 </node>
</oor:component-data>
  • Save the file to C:/Downloads/Files and name it: Settings.xcu
  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor again
  • Add the following lines:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<oor:component-data xmlns:oor="http://openoffice.org/2001/registry" xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" oor:name="Setup" oor:package="org.openoffice">
 <node oor:name="Office">
  <prop oor:name="ooSetupInstCompleted" oor:type="xs:boolean">
   <value>false</value>
  </prop>
  <prop oor:name="LicenseAcceptDate" oor:type="xs:string">
   <value>2099-12-30T08:00:00</value>
  </prop>
  <prop oor:name="FirstStartWizardCompleted" oor:type="xs:boolean">
   <value>true</value>
  </prop>
 </node>
</oor:component-data>
  • Save the file to C:/Downloads/Files and name it: setup.xcu
  • Create a folder called C:/Downloads/Files/META-INF
  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor again
  • Add the following lines:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> 
<!DOCTYPE manifest:manifest PUBLIC "-//OpenOffice.org//DTD Manifest 1.0//EN" "Manifest.dtd"> 
<manifest:manifest xmlns:manifest="http://openoffice.org/2001/manifest"> 
  <manifest:file-entry manifest:media-type="application/vnd.sun.star.configuration-data" 
                       manifest:full-path="setup.xcu"/> 
  <manifest:file-entry manifest:media-type="application/vnd.sun.star.configuration-data" 
                       manifest:full-path="Common.xcu"/>
<manifest:file-entry manifest:media-type="application/vnd.sun.star.configuration-data" 
                       manifest:full-path="Settings.xcu"/>					   
</manifest:manifest>
  • Save the file to C:/Downloads/Files/META-INF and name it: manifest.xml
  • Compress the files created above (including the META-INF folder) into one zip file and Rename the zip file to DisableFirstStartWzd.oxt
  • Copy the DisableFirstStartWzd.oxt file to C:/Downloads/OpenOffice
  • Install Apache OpenOffice 
  • Then enter the following command:
"%ProgramFiles(x86)%/OpenOffice 4/program/unopkg.exe" add --shared DisableFirstStartWzd.oxt
 

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