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    Office 2007 Compatibility Pack SP1

    Has anyone managed to patch the Office Compatibility Pack with SP1, the install is 26Meg which is only 2Mb less than the full package. I'd like to patch the .msi so i can deploy it via group policy, i have extracted the O12Convsp1-en-us.msp file but can't get it to apply.

    This is the command i'm using

    msiexec /a e:\temp\sp1\o12conv.msi /p e:\temp\sp1\o12convsp1-en-us.msp

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.
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    Don't you have to do an admin install then patch that?

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    Why dont you just use GP?
    It handles MSP, all you do is add the msp to the upgrade category and it should then deploy the msp.

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    I just push the original version on. Windows Update/WSUS (assuming you enabled Office2k7 updates) patches it up straight away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Has anyone managed to patch the Office Compatibility Pack with SP1, the install is 26Meg which is only 2Mb less than the full package. I'd like to patch the .msi so i can deploy it via group policy, i have extracted the O12Convsp1-en-us.msp file but can't get it to apply.

    This is the command i'm using

    msiexec /a e:\temp\sp1\o12conv.msi /p e:\temp\sp1\o12convsp1-en-us.msp

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.
    Office 2007 doesn't work like that. When you do the initial install to a server you'll see a folder called "upates" is created. When you get any MSP files, you just stick them in there - new installs will then add those patch files at install time.

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    @ m2d2, i've created an admin install already (well AFAIK)

    @ ZeroHour, i didn't think you could deploy .msp files using group policy can you explain how this is done?

    @ Geoff, i have the update on WSUS but it's another big update for the slow computers to grind over every time we reinstall the OS.

    @, srochford, i know about that for the full Office 2007 suite but is it the same for the convertors? I can't see an updates folder in the admin install point.

    Cheers.
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    Basically goto the gp where you deploy the MSI and then right click->properties.
    Then goto the upgrades tab and then add the MSP there. MSP's transform the MSI at install time and the logic in the MSP replace some of the logic in the MSI.
    If it was a MST then thats a transform but I think you just typo'ed there. Transforms can only be added when you are adding the MSI to the policy under the "modifications" tab.

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    Maybe i'm going mad but i can't see how to add the .msp if i right click the Compatibility Pack in the deployment list and select the upgrades tab it adds it in the 'package to upgrade' panel but i can't see where i can select the .msp file.

    I use .mst files all the time so i know how they work, i am familiar with what .msp's do but as i say i didn't think you could deploy them.
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    Anyone know what's new? I found that with the non-SP version the students can only open one Office 2007 document at a time. If they try to open a second it spits out a strange error. Same on my admin account.

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    Sorry your right cookie, dont know what I was thinking about lol.
    What errors are you getting with the msp slipstream attempt?

    We use WinINSTALL to deploy here so I can just add a msp to the package and it gets updated but thats of little use to you.

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    If only i was getting an error when i run the command a box pops up and it's runs an install and looks like it worked, the event log shows this "Product: Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system - Update 'Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 1 (SP1)' installed successfully" but the package isn't updated as far as i can tell.

    In the log the Expected product versions don't look right i might see if there is a newer version.


    Code:
    MSI (c) (9C:BC) [10:24:43:334]: Final Patch Application Order:
    MSI (c) (9C:BC) [10:24:43:334]: {026C2636-B788-409C-B178-A7603289EC2A} - d:\sp1\o12convsp1-en-us.msp
    DEBUG: Error 2749:  Transform 9000200409000012.0.4518.1014 invalid for package C:\DOCUME~1\BCSINS~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\1ea556.msi. Expected product version == 12.0.4518.1014, found product version 12.0.6021.5000.
    1: 2749 2: 9000200409000012.0.4518.1014 3: C:\DOCUME~1\BCSINS~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\1ea556.msi 4: 12.0.4518.1014 5: 12.0.6021.5000 
    === Logging started: 04/03/2008  10:24:43 ===
    Action 10:24:43: ADMIN. 
    Action start 10:24:43: ADMIN.
    MSI (s) (E8:24) [10:24:44:100]: Final Patch Application Order:
    MSI (s) (E8:24) [10:24:44:100]: {026C2636-B788-409C-B178-A7603289EC2A} - d:\sp1\o12convsp1-en-us.msp
    DEBUG: Error 2749:  Transform 9000200409000012.0.4518.1014 invalid for package C:\WINDOWS\Installer\1de96a.msi. Expected product version == 12.0.4518.1014, found product version 12.0.6021.5000.
    1: 2749 2: 9000200409000012.0.4518.1014 3: C:\WINDOWS\Installer\1de96a.msi 4: 12.0.4518.1014 5: 12.0.6021.5000 
    === Logging started: 04/03/2008  10:24:44 ===
    Action start 10:24:44: ADMIN.
    Action ended 10:24:44: ADMIN. Return value 1.
    Action ended 10:24:44: ADMIN. Return value 1.
    === Logging stopped: 04/03/2008  10:24:44 ===
    MSI (c) (9C:BC) [10:24:44:178]: Product: Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system - Update 'Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 1 (SP1)' installed successfully.
    
    MSI (c) (9C:BC) [10:24:44:178]: Product: Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system -- Installation completed successfully.
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    Anyone got any ideas or am i going to be hitting the WSUS server?

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    Not working for me either and I have the same version problems as you.
    I think your right about pre sp1 versions being updated.
    I may remove the version check but I will take a look at a updated build.

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    Nice one cheers, i'll post if i have any luck.

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    This is interesting if it's the case then this could solve the issue.

    I just want to post quick question to make sure I understand this correctly.

    Installing 3.5, would give me both 2.0 SP1 and 3.0 SP1, which are full updates of 2.0 and 3.0 respectively, is that correct?

    Glenn, yes, you are right. It works whether you have nothing, 2.0, or 3.0 installed. 1.0 and 1.1 are still separate. 2.0 through 3.5 all run on the 2.0 CLR, though 3.5 has its own set of tools while 3.0 is just extra assemblies.
    Found it here

    http://blogs.msdn.com/heaths/archive...detect-it.aspx

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    Only just realised that i posted this in the wrong thread :-) anyway i'm having a similar issue with .NET 2.0 SP1 i suppose i'll be punting that out from the WSUS as well.
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