Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, Office 2007 Compatibility Pack Deploy using MSI in Technical; I want to start using GP to deploy msi. I am starting off deploying Office 2007 Compatibility Pack to 50pc's.
13th August 2009, 12:48 PM #1
Office 2007 Compatibility Pack Deploy using MSI
I want to start using GP to deploy msi. I am starting off deploying Office 2007 Compatibility Pack to 50pc's.
I got the msi 012Conv and copied it into a shared folder and then created a GP and assigned it at computer settings.
I restarted the PC and can see it trying to install. I Check the add/remove software and its not there.
Event viewer shows me the following.
The Group Policy client-side extension Software Installation failed to execute. Please look for any errors reported earlier by that extension.
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Failed to apply changes to software installation settings. Software changes could not be applied. A previous log entry with details should exist. The error was : Fatal error during installation.
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Product: Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system -- Error 1311. Source file not found(cabinet): \\2003server\Software\O12Conv.cab. Verify that the file exists and that you can access it.
Any help would be great.
13th August 2009, 12:51 PM #2
If I remember correctly, we created a directory on our application share and extracted all of the files that were in the Office Pack .exe
We found these files in the %temp% directory.
We moved them all to the share - but there is more than the MSI that needs copying over. Once that was done it installed properly.
I'm not in school at the moment so I cannot check, but I'm sure that's what we did.
Also - take a look here:
Thanks to garethedmondson from:
13th August 2009, 12:51 PM #3
Maybe you need to to an administrative install first to expand the MSI? Then deploy that.
13th August 2009, 02:11 PM #4
You can also extract the .exe with 7zip, which is what worked for me. Additionally, I put the 2007 MSI in the same GPO as my 2003 MSI install. That way, when the GPO gets upgraded by 2k7, the converter gets removed too.
I have a separate GPO for MSWorks and ODF converters too, as these are of course wanted independently of the Office revision installed on the PCs in question.
13th August 2009, 03:56 PM #5
thanks guys got this sorted.
Like i say you learn something new everyday.
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