Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components is a set of ActiveX controls. With Office Web Components installed on your computer, you can interactively use a spreadsheet, a PivotTable list, and a chart on a Web page. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installer.

How to Install Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Silently

Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components
  2. Download & Copy the owc11.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: owc11.exe /quiet /norestart
  6. Press Enter
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After a few moments you will find Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:owc11.exe /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {90120000-00A4-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE} /qn
Download Link:Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/microsoft-office-2003-web-components-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-microsoft-office-2003-web-components-powershell/

Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components
  2. Download & Copy the owc11.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the “C:\Downloads” folder
  5. Enter the following command to extract the MSI:
    • owc11.exe /extract:C:\Downloads\OWC
  6. Press Enter
  7. Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\OWC” folder
  8. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i OWC11.msi /qn
  9. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i OWC11.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {90120000-00A4-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE} /qn
Download Link:Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/microsoft-office-2003-web-components-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-microsoft-office-2003-web-components-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create a Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Installation Log File

The Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components MSI installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i OWC11.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\OWC11-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Silently

Check out the Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {90120000-00A4-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE} /qn

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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