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    Office 2010 SP1

    So Office 2010 SP1 seems to have a flaw whererby it activates Groove again.

    The fix seems to be to re-run the setup with a config.xml file after installation:

    "%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe" /modify ProductName /config "<path>\Config.xml"

    What would be the best way to get this to run following the roll out of the SP1 package?

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    This can't be that difficult to achieve, surely? I really can't think how to do it though. :-(

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    Just use PsExec after hours to send the command out to all workstations, would do the trick wouldn't it?

    I know that I fixed the file associations running by winword /r with PsExec, after uninstalling the 2007 Compatibility Pack fo Office 2003 stupidly removed the file associations for docx etc.

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    Ah!

    Would that simply be a case of running:

    psexec \\COMP-01 "%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe" /modify ProPlus /config "P:\Office 2010 SP1\Config.xml"

    then?

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    I ran
    Code:
    psexec \\* -s -d
    and then the command I wanted to run - I forgot what the -s and -d flags do but you need the \\* for it to hit every computer in your domain. I think the flags are silent and something else... Google will say, anyway

    EDIT: -s runs as system account, -d was "don't wait for application to terminate" i.e. launch and move on.
    Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s...rnals/bb897553

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    "T:\Staff Resources\ICT Technicians\PsTools\psexec" \\ittech-01 -s -d "%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe" /modify ProPlus /config "P:\Office 2010 SP1\Config.xml"

    Doesn' seem to do anything to the remote machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    "T:\Staff Resources\ICT Technicians\PsTools\psexec" \\ittech-01 -s -d "%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe" /modify ProPlus /config "P:\Office 2010 SP1\Config.xml"

    Doesn' seem to do anything to the remote machine.
    You might need the FQDN of the target machine.

    I wrote a batch file to sit in the same directory as psexec and just called "psexec \\* -s -d [command]" - possibly that will help? Otherwise, to the event logs Batman...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    You might need the FQDN of the target machine.

    I wrote a batch file to sit in the same directory as psexec and just called "psexec \\* -s -d [command]" - possibly that will help? Otherwise, to the event logs Batman...
    Right, so that seems to launch setup.exe on the remote machine but it doesn't look to be then going on to use the switches.

    /modify ProPlus /config "P:\Office 2010 SP1\Config.xml"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Right, so that seems to launch setup.exe on the remote machine but it doesn't look to be then going on to use the switches.

    /modify ProPlus /config "P:\Office 2010 SP1\Config.xml"
    Hmm, don't know then - it ran the switches for me....
    Code:
    psexec \\* -s -d "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\winword" /r
    pause
    (pause at the end just so the window stayed open for me to read it all back)

    Maybe try launching something else with a switch - a cmd window with a different background colour or something, just to check that that works? I'm at a loss now to be honest, PsExec did it fine for me, so I never had to troubleshoot it particularly. Sorry

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    I've put the command into a bat file and then used:

    psexec \\CompName -c Office2010SP1Fix.bat

    and it seems to have worked.

    This copies the bat file to the local machine and then runs it.

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    By the way, thank you SO much for your help! Saved me a ton of head scratching @sonofsanta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    By the way, thank you SO much for your help! Saved me a ton of head scratching @sonofsanta.
    S'alright, glad I can return the favour from time to time



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