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    Deploy/Install Office 2007

    I searched but found nothing.
    We are upgrading staff reg laptops to office 2007. I've done a bit of reading and just want to see how other people have done it.
    I've seen it is frowned upon to deploy it using MSI and that you should use SMS server(not got that) not getting it either.
    I would be grateful to know how others have installed it.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Deploy/Install Office 2007

    I too am curious on how to mass deploy Officw 2k7 now that Microsoft no longer wish us to use MSI's

    The various ways I have found are

    Manually - Old Faithfull in that it works
    Editing various XML scripts - yet to get this working at all
    using SMS - not got this, tried to get my head round SMS and gave up for time being
    BDD - again tried this but been unsuccessful with all aspects of BDD - cant get anything to install via this.

    Gonna see whats available in Windows 2008...

    In mean time sticking to Office 2003 for the kids and only installing on staff PC's if requested and if their PC can cope with it

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    Re: Deploy/Install Office 2007

    i have a Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise CD With the MSI Format on

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    Re: Deploy/Install Office 2007

    Yes you need Enterprise edition to create an Admin install point.

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    Re: Deploy/Install Office 2007

    "Gatt" &"rush_tech" what version do you have?

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    Re: Deploy/Install Office 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    "Gatt" &"rush_tech" what version do you have?
    Office Pro Plus 2007

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    Re: Deploy/Install Office 2007

    right so they dont have MSI format? Thats not so good is it. There is a tool that will let you convert it to an MSI im not sure what its called i will ask around.

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    Re: Deploy/Install Office 2007

    Well i've found an msi in the PROPLUS.WW folder see image would it be just changing the config.xml file to the correct info or is there other files you need to change aswell? :?
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    Re: Deploy/Install Office 2007

    yes i think so, but i dont have a disc handy to check. Test it out on a spare machine or the test bed (if you have one)

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    Re: Deploy/Install Office 2007

    Yes i'll give it a go! what could go wrong

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    Re: Deploy/Install Office 2007

    the xml file is one way of doing it, then u can deploy it using group policy.

    the way i did is it to create an mst file and then run the setup execuatble from the machine, this way has many more options for deployment than the xml file, it cannot however be run easily as a group policy.

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    Re: Deploy/Install Office 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by strawberry
    the way i did is it to create an mst file
    How sdid you create an MST file??

    it cannot however be run easily as a group policy
    Ah.. did you mean an MSP file - which is what it creates?

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    Re: Deploy/Install Office 2007

    aye, sorry, was half alseep!

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    Re: Deploy/Install Office 2007

    Assuming you've got the enterprise version then copy it all to a network share and run setup /admin from the shared folder.

    This allows you to customize the install and creates an MSP file (eg myconfig.msp)

    Now open the config.xml file from the Enterprise.WW folder. Full details of the config.xml file are at
    http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office....mspx?mfr=true

    but the code below is roughly what you need; key bits if you want a silent install are the display level section and the PIDKEY.

    You can then just run setup:

    \\server\share\folder\setup /adminfile \\server\share\folder\myconfig.msp

    There are details at http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office....mspx?mfr=true about how to use machine startup scripts to deploy it. What we do is a trivial check to see if (say) winword.exe exists in the right folder; if not, the script runs the setup.

    I think the reason that SMS is the preferred deployment method is because it can push out the software while a user is logged on; this speeds up the install (which can be pretty slow if lots of machines switch on simultaneously and try and install Office 2007)

    Code:
    <Configuration Product="Enterprise">
    
    <Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="no" AcceptEula="yes" />
    	
    <Logging Type="standard" Path="%temp%" Template="Microsoft Office Enterprise Setup(*).txt" />
    
    <PIDKEY Value="BCDFGHJKMPQRTVWXY2346789B" />
    
    <USERNAME Value="Customer" />
    
    <COMPANYNAME Value="MyCompany" />
    
    <INSTALLLOCATION Value="%programfiles%\Microsoft Office" />
    
    	
    
    <SOURCELIST Value="\\server1\share\Office12;\\server2\share\Office12" />
    
    <DistributionPoint Location="\\server\share\Office12" />
    
    	
    
    <Setting Id="Reboot" Value="IfNeeded" />
    
    <Command Path="c:\windows\system32\msiexec.exe" Args="/i \\server\share\my.msi" QuietArg="/q" ChainPosition="after" Execute="install" /> -->
    
    </Configuration>

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