Sunday, July 5, 2009

Installing Office 2007 with Group Policy GPO

This eventually seemed to work for me:

1) Create a shared network location
2) Copy all the contents from the CD to this location
3) Run the setup.exe /admin and create the MSP file you like
4) Copy this MSP to the /Updates folder
5) Create a GPO as per normal and (for Office 2007 Pro +) choose the \ProPlus.ww\ProPlusww.msi
This gave me a "cannot validate" error which I think ties in with my next step so perhaps these steps should be reversed
6) Edit the config.xml file to suit your organisation: Note that it appears all the settings are COMMENTED OUT by default