[gptalk] Re: Push out Visio 2007 via Group Policy

  • From: "Salandra, Justin A." <jasalandra@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 19:59:41 -0500

I agree that is how it worked.  I have done it many times.  I cannpt
figure out how to apply the .msp to the network installation point, (the
area where we copied the install files to)

 

Would it be done using the msiexec command?

 

If so, would you still use the /a command?

 

Msiexec /a \\server\share\visio\visiopro.ww\visioww.msi
<file:///\\server\share\visio\visiopro.ww\visioww.msi>  /p
\\server\share\visio\updates\file.msp

 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 3:05 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Push out Visio 2007 via Group Policy

 

Normally, the way it works prior to Office 2007 is this. Let's say you
want to deploy Office 2003 via GP. You create an admin install point,
create any MSTs and then deploy the package. Then, along comes a path.
You patch the install point using msiexec /p with the .msp file and then
you issue a re-deploy. That is what I was told is the proper order for
these Office 2007 msps, but again, I haven't tried it.

 

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Salandra, Justin A.
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 11:54 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Push out Visio 2007 via Group Policy

 

Since you can't add an .msp to a GPO, how do you get it to run
automatically?

 

I am not sure I understand this "needs to get applied after the initial
install and then you do a re-deploy on the package in GP to get your
previously installed clients to pick it up."  The initial install is via
GPO, so you are saying apply the policy, then run the .msp and then
re-deploy the policy?  That sounds wired.  

 

There has got to be a better way.

 

Justin A. Salandra

MCSE Windows 2000 & 2003

Network and Technology Services Manager

Catholic Healthcare System

646.505.3681 - office

917.455.0110 - cell

jasalandra@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:jasalandra@xxxxxxxxxxx> 

 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 1:49 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Push out Visio 2007 via Group Policy

 

What I just learned is that the MSP needs to get applied after the
initial install and then you do a re-deploy on the package in GP to get
your previously installed clients to pick it up. I know it sounds hokey.
I was just on a call with the MS GP team and they are going to try and
get the Office team to document this better.  I will post something here
when I find it out.  Also, just in case, because I don't know if you
mentioned it, but Office 2007 does not support per-user Software
Installation at all. Just so you know.

 

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Salandra, Justin A.
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 10:12 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Push out Visio 2007 via Group Policy

 

When modifying the config.xml I was able to enter in the license info,
however the .msp that I created and placed in the Updates folder did
nothing.  When I ran the .msp manually it appeared to do what I wanted,
like placing the icon on the desktop.

 

Is there a way to run the msiexec command to update the VisProWW.msi
file with the updates from the .msp.  Apparently, all the statements
from Microsoft that anything in this folder will be installed and
applied during initial install is false.  Unless this statement is if
installing it manually and not via Group Policy.

 

Justin A. Salandra

MCSE Windows 2000 & 2003

Network and Technology Services Manager

Catholic Healthcare System

646.505.3681 - office

917.455.0110 - cell

jasalandra@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:jasalandra@xxxxxxxxxxx> 

 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 10:36 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Push out Visio 2007 via Group Policy

 

Right. If you go to the archive for this list, Michael Pietrzak had
posted some items about this. I don't believe the .msp buys you anything
in terms of customization. I hope to test some of this today, however.

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Salandra, Justin A.
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 7:31 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Push out Visio 2007 via Group Policy

 

What about using the setup.exe /admin switch to create the .msp file?  I
read that if you leave the .msp file in the Updates folder of the folder
structure on the network share that it will apply it during
installation.  I am not sure I believe this works, because an
installation of Visio 2007 pushed out but once I opened the product it
asked me for the CD Key which I had already put in the .msp file that I
created.

 

Justin A. Salandra

MCSE Windows 2000 & 2003

Network and Technology Services Manager

Catholic Healthcare System

646.505.3681 - office

917.455.0110 - cell

jasalandra@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:jasalandra@xxxxxxxxxxx> 

 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 4:50 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Push out Visio 2007 via Group Policy

 

Good question Justin. Actually it is possible to deploy Office 2007
through GP but it has completely changed. You no longer create an admin
install point. You just copy the CD  bits to the share. And, it no
longer supports transforms. You have a file called config.xml that
support minimal customization that you put in the install directory
along with the bits. Really a step back actually. MS used to have a
technet article describing this but the pulled it recently. However,
thanks to the wonders of Google, you can still find it cached at 

 
http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:kLaHkfhp8PoJ:technet2.microsoft.com
/Office/en-us/library/efd0ee45-9605-42d3-9798-3b698fff3e081033.mspx+conf
ig.xml+office+2007+"Group+Policy"&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=1
<http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:kLaHkfhp8PoJ:technet2.microsoft.co
m/Office/en-us/library/efd0ee45-9605-42d3-9798-3b698fff3e081033.mspx+con
fig.xml+office+2007+%22Group+Policy%22&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=1> 

 

Darren

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Salandra, Justin A.
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 11:26 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Push out Visio 2007 via Group Policy

 

Does anyone know who the Office 2007 products can be pushed out via
group policy?  How do you create an administrative installation point?
How to you include customizations?

 

Justin A. Salandra

MCSE Windows 2000 & 2003

Network and Technology Services Manager

Catholic Healthcare System

646.505.3681 - office

917.455.0110 - cell

jasalandra@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:jasalandra@xxxxxxxxxxx> 

 

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