tool that could check MSOCACHE RRS feed

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  • Based on my rearch, I can’t find any tool that could check MSOCACHE and determine if it's corrupted for MS Office (all flavors). Does anyone have a script to check if the folder exist and compare filename/filesize etc under the folder/subfolders.

    Purpose: 1) When we install Office updates on some machines, these machines requires Office setup CD to finish setup.  This can be very difficult estically in a large environment (finding all CD’s)

    Purpose: 2) When we assume responsibility for maintaining MS Office, we want to know before hand what we are in for (time and effort) and would like to make an educated calculated estimate on what machines we need to touch and the machines we don’t with LISTOOL

    Based on my experience, this issue could occur if setup program cannot find proper position of Office setup file cache on the computers.

    People have installed whatever they want, from internet downloads, from CDs, from network source etc Now when they try to put in service packs, it will ask for source and fail.

    The cached setup file usually exists under c:\msocache an if MSOCACHE has been deleted or has been corrupted/ Since the patch is calling for a repair, it is trying to cache all the files that are missing. Thats when it tries the last or installed source and fails.

    For Office 2003, The Local Installation Source Tool is a wizard to help manage your Local Installation Source (LIS) on computers running Microsoft Office 2003. The LIS Tool allows you to enable or disable LIS, and to move the MsoCache folder to a new volume.

    Tuesday, May 4, 2010 2:21 PM

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  • Greetings,

    Kindly go through the link which is given below

    Hope this helps.

    Take Care



    Helping People To Solve Technical Problems
    Tuesday, May 4, 2010 3:41 PM
  • You could do that with a bat file.

    If you redirected a dir to a file on a sample machine to create a master list.

    Then on each user machine redirect a dir to a file and use comp to compare the two.

    Wouldn't that do it?


    Tuesday, May 4, 2010 6:56 PM