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how can I deploy Office 2010 Professional Plus using SCCM 2007 - Part 2


In part one of this guide, we prepared Office 2010 X86 by downloading the files required (including the OCT), and created our own MSP file. Now we will add that customised package to ConfigMgr.

Step 1. Create the Office 2010 Package

Note: Before starting this step, copy the c:\Office2010x86 folder we created in part one of this guide, to your application sources share on your SCCM server, eg:


Open your ConfigMgr console, and expand Computer Management, Software Distribution. Right click on Packages and choose New Package.

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Fill in your package details on the wizard screen


point it to the data source on your network share

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and click next through the wizard until you see the confirmation screen.


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Step 2. Create the Office 2010 Program.


Select our newly created package from above, expand it, right click on Programs and choose New Program


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fill in your program details


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enter your desired requirements, here you can limit the program availability to All Windows 7 X64 and All Windows 7 X86,




set the Environment to run Whether or not a user is logged on and make sure that 'allow users to' is NOT selected.




for the Advanced properties, set allow this program to be installed from the Install software task sequence without being advertised


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and then click next through to the confirmation screen.




click Close.

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Step 3. Distribute to Distribution Points


We now need to copy our package to the distribution points serving our clients. Select our package, right click on distribution Points and select New Distribution Point.


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click next at the welcome, then select your Distribution Points from the list (don't select any SMSPXE dps)


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click close at the confirmation screen.

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Step 4. Advertise the Office 2010 Package


Ok you've nearly got everything in place, now you want to advertise the Package to a collection, if you havn't already done so create a collection called Office 2010.


Expand software distribution and select Advertisements, right click on advertisements and select new advertisement.


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fill in the details


Name=Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus

Package=Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus X86 English

Program=Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus

Collection=Office 2010


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We want the schedule to be optional, so leave it as it is




set the Distribution Point settings as follows


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and click through to the confirmation screen




click close to finish.

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Test the Office 2010 Deployment


Now that we have the groundwork done, you'll want to test the package on some Windows 7 clients. To do so you could use direct membership to add those computers to the Office 2010 collection, or better yet, setup a query on the collection and use Active Directory Group Membership to do it for you.


But for the purpose of this guide, let's add a virtual machine (Windows 7) to our Office 2010 collection using direct membership.


right click on your Office 2010 collection and choose properties


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click on the Membership Rules tab, then click on the new direct membership button


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in the create direct membership wizard, use the drop down menus to select


Resource Class: System Resource

Attribute Name: Netbios Name

Value: Win7client01


input the values to match your computername you wish to test... in my case I used a virtual machine called win7client01


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click next at collection limiting and on the Select resources screen, place a checkmark on the clients you want to add to the collection


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click finish to exit the wizard.


On your Windows 7 client, monitor it until you see the New Program Notification prompt (or you can go into Configuration Manager Client, Actions tab and kick off the Machine Policy retrieval to speed things up).


The program becomes available in RAP.


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Select it and click Run


due to our Advertisements distribution settings for the package, we are informed that the program must be downloaded before being run. This is the desired effect as we do not want it to start downloading and have users interupt the process midway by turning off. They can do so with this setting and it will resume the next time they start the computer.


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click on Download and the program download begins


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when the Program is fully downloaded you'll be informed that it is ready to run. Click on Run. At this point Office 2010 is being installed in the background silently unless of course you are having a problem, in which case you should check the following folder on the client.




Look for the setupexe log and check it to determine if there are any failure messages.


All things should go well however and Office 2010 will be installed !


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Further reading:-


Technet: Troubleshooting a Configuration Manager 2007 Installation of Office 2010

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first of all thank you for this great guide.

But i have a few questions and i hope you could help me.

1. We want to install office 2010 without any user promts but with a progressbar, because the user should recognize that Office is intalling / updating at the moment. I am using OCT like you do it in your guide just changing display level to basic and i checked supress modal dialogs and no cancel. But Office is allways installed completly silent. Do you have any idea?


2. After Office is installed it is not activated. I am using MAK with a valid Office Key. In OCT i add AUTO_ACTIVATION 1 (dont know the exact syntax right now) but it has no effect.


Any suggestion is welcome.

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