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OFF2000: How to Make the Browse Button Unavailable When the Installer Can't Find the Source Files

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If the Windows Installer needs to copy information from your Office source location, and that source is not available, a dialog box with the following text appears:
The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable.

Click OK to try again, or enter an alternative path in the box below.
In this dialog box, there is a Browse button that allows you to browse your network for another location that contains Office source files.

To make the Browse button unavailable, apply the Disable browse dialog box for new source system policy that is available in the Office 2000 Policy template, Instlr1.adm. For more information about the Office System Policy templates, see the Microsoft Office 2000 Resource Kit at the following Microsoft Web site:

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If you apply the Disable browse dialog box for new source system policy, you also cannot manually enter a path in the Use feature from list. However, you can select the Office 2000 Product item in the Use feature from list (where Office 2000 Product is the name of the specific Office program being used). If you select the Office 2000 Product item and your Office 2000 Product CD is in the CD-ROM drive, the Windows Installer can locate the information it needs on the CD when you click OK.

When you apply the Disable browse dialog box for new source system policy, the DisableBrowse DWORD value under the following registry subkey is set to 1:

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Keywords: KB234036, kbhowto

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Article Info
Article ID : 234036
Revision : 5
Created on : 1/24/2007
Published on : 1/24/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 380