Deploy Office 2010 - so close, yet..........
I've been trying to get my Office 2010 deployment working the way I want it for a couple of weeks now - not continuously, but in between everything else!
I'm quite pleased with how far I've got, but I'm not quite there and would really appreciate some help.
I have my script working through GPO and the customization works - mostly. When the machines pick up the GPO, Office installs in the background with no user intervention and eventually, the icons appear on the desktop and I can just start using it. However, when a different user logs on they are presented with the Office configuration application. Obviously I don't wnat users to have the opportunity to change my settings and also don't want them to have to decide what to do with it. I have tried just closing it, but it then reappears the next time you log on. Also, if you close it, the shortcuts I have specified are present and you can open the applications. All other settings are present too.
So far, I have changed the settings to specify silent install both in the OCT and the config file: <Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="yes" />
I have also created a separate GPO with custom ADM settings to "Suppress Recommended Settings Dialogue"
Any ideas what I need to do to prevent this?
The only idea I have is that I have applied the policy as a User Configuration. This is because when I had it applied as a Computer Configuration, the GPO was running, but not picking up the script. I have loopback on and the policy is set for all users.
Other weird things are that sometimes it installs after user log on, but before making the desktop ready and that sometimes it puts shortcuts in the start menu, but not always. Neither of these are tied to a model of computer or user, and I'm using a separate OU for the policy at the moment, so there can't be any difference between the way policies are applied. However, neither of these would stop me rolling it out.
Thanks for all of your time and help.