Office 2007 msi Install

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  1. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    Office 2007 msi Install

    I am going to be deploying Office 2007 and I wanted to create an msi installer so the user does not have to enter the key and exchange settings.

    I was able to create a windows installer patch but thats about it. There is not to much info out there.

    Previous version wanted to put an /a in the setup and that does not work. I put /admin and thats how I created the .msp (windows installer patch)

    Can anyone help me out!

    Thanks
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    According to MS it's not possible for Office 2007

    MSI-only install

    Description: It is impossible to install 2007 Office release without running setup.exe. More than just the .msi file is required to complete an installation. For more information, see Evaluating the new Setup architecture
     
  3. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    Thanks for the info, hmmm.
     
  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    You could try to build a type of package, I use WISE Installer myself - http://www.wise.com/

    But there are plenty of comparable packages out there.
     
  5. madmatt

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    Why not deploy it using Active Directory and Group Policy?
     
  6. omg its nlm

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    Got that but a good % are consultants not in the office and we just usually have them download the msi file that is config properly.
     
  7. madmatt

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    Are the remote users on Citrix?
     
  8. omg its nlm

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    Nope do no use that.

    Looks like all I need to do is edit the config.xml file.

    Configuring the installation

    Regardless of the version of Office you are deploying, you likely want to install Office quietly, handle the product key and Microsoft Software License Terms (formerly the end-user license agreement or EULA) for users, distribute an Outlook profile, specify security settings, and so on. All of these familiar options exist in the 2007 release, but the tools and procedures that you use to specify them are new.
     
  9. ridergroov1

    ridergroov1 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hey folks. Just found this thread. Looking for instructions on how to deploy office 07 through active directory. Does anyone know where I can find this info? Thanks.
     
  10. stmeng

    stmeng OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Copy your office 2007 cd to a folder on your computer.
    Then, run the Setup with the /admin switch.
    Enter your serial number and check accept license agreement under the "License and user interface" section.
    Save the file as default.msp in the Updates folder in your office 2007 folder.
    Burn the office 2007 folder back to CD.

    And , you have a office 2007 cd with the serial number automatically entered and the license agreement already accepted automatically.