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    xp/office 2003 mini installation.

    problem - except for enterprise admin who has only default gpo anytime someone opens an office 2003 file on a xp computer a mini installation of the program begins, then the user has to go back to the file and double click it again to open it. So what we have is users having to double - double click a document to open it. Only happens with xp and 2003 - xp and office 2000 are ok.

    have changed th gpo to set "windows installer service" (i believe this the source of the problem) to manual, disabled or for non managed aps etc. but no option seems to work

    how do i stop the double- double clicking?

    thanks

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    Re: xp/office 2003 mini installation.

    I think you are talking about office relating to profiles and the first run issue.
    You will find a previous discussion here

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    Re: xp/office 2003 mini installation.

    Have them run the app first and then open their file from within?

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    Re: xp/office 2003 mini installation.

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    Have them run the app first and then open their file from within?

    Ben
    I forgot to mention I have had this issue and that was the way I told people to open things until I fixed the profiles.

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    Re: xp/office 2003 mini installation.

    thank you for answers so far........ i forgot to mention that office 2003 is installed directly onto to the C drive of each computer, and does not setup from a network share.

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    Re: xp/office 2003 mini installation.

    Do you install from the CD or have you created an admin install point? When people talk about doing it from the network they usually mean that the package is on the network but it is installed on c:\blah\blah.

    Irregardless of where it is installed from once you have done first run it should update the profile. There are sometimes I have seen it stop due to permissions on the local drive but usually it is fine.

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    Re: xp/office 2003 mini installation.

    everything was off the network - do not even think the network cable was plugged in.



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