[gptalk] Re: trying to deploy Office Compatibility Pack

  • From: "William Curley" <wcurley@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 09:26:17 -0700

You ought to be able to view at least a few answers on experts-exchange
before you have to sign in. If you scroll to the very bottom of the page
you will see the answers...if you can't try clearing out your cookies
from their domain.

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 9:25 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: trying to deploy Office Compatibility Pack

 

Not sure how that would matter actually? Got a link to that? Oh wait,
experts exchange makes you pay, doesn't it?

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Bobby Benninger
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 9:02 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: trying to deploy Office Compatibility Pack

 

someone on experts-exchange came up with a work-around. if you put the
msi on sysvol rather than a standard share it installs perfectly. 

 

said he had the same problem. 

 

strange huh? 

On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 11:06 AM, Darren Mar-Elia <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

Right. Office 2007 totally broke GP-based software deployment. I've
blogged about this a few times. MSPs are not really useful for GP-based
deployment. Your only real customization option comes in the form of a
config.xml file that allows for *some* customization. You're probably
better off deploy O2K7 via startup script with MSPs.


Darren

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Northwood, Ian
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 7:52 AM 


To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: trying to deploy Office Compatibility Pack

 

Am I right in recalling also that one can no longer use transforms for
Office 2007? I think you have to build patch files (MSPs, which are kind
of transforms) and deposit them in an 'Updates' folder? Check out
http://www.appdeploy.com <http://www.appdeploy.com/>  and use the
'Package KB' link at the top of the page or the 'Search' link off to the
right.

         

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        From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
        Sent: 11 July 2008 15:50
        To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [gptalk] Re: trying to deploy Office Compatibility Pack

        Not using GP Software Installation. There is no "command line"

         

         

        From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
sunshine.baines@xxxxxxxxx
        Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 7:45 AM
        To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [gptalk] Re: trying to deploy Office Compatibility Pack

         

        You can pass the ALLUSER=1 throuh the install.
        
        Ex. Msiexec.exe (path to msi install) ALLUSER=1 

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        From: "Bobby Benninger" <bobby.benninger@xxxxxxxxx>
        Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 16:29:01 -0400
        To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
        Subject: [gptalk] Re: trying to deploy Office Compatibility Pack

        Ok - wouldn't Microsoft have thought of this when they wrote the
MSI or no? 

        On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 4:09 PM, Nelson, Jamie
<Jamie.Nelson@xxxxxxx> wrote:

        Yeah, my bad. You can specify a transform, but not property
arguments. I haven't had to use GPSI in a long time since I'm lucky
enough to have SMS/SCCM for software distribution.

         

        Hold up and I can write the transform for you pretty quickly.

         

        Jamie Nelson | Infrastructure Consultant | BI&T Operations |
Devon Energy | Work: 405.552.8054 | http://www.dvn.com
<http://www.dvn.com/> 

         

        From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
        Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 2:59 PM 

        
        To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [gptalk] Re: trying to deploy Office Compatibility Pack

         

        You would need to either write a transform to make that property
modification or modify the MSI package directly with a tool like ORCA.
There is no way to pass property options through GPSI.

        
        Darren

         

        From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nelson, Jamie
        Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 12:55 PM
        To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [gptalk] Re: trying to deploy Office Compatibility Pack

         

        No I would not do that. Just remove the software install and
re-create it under computer configuration. You should be able to pass
the ALLUSERS=1 property when you recreate the package. If memory serves
me, you can't modify the arguments after the package has already been
created.

         

        Jamie Nelson | Infrastructure Consultant | BI&T Operations |
Devon Energy | Work: 405.552.8054 | http://www.dvn.com
<http://www.dvn.com/> 

         

        From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bobby Benninger
        Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 2:40 PM
        To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [gptalk] Re: trying to deploy Office Compatibility Pack

         

        should i re-create it as per-user instead of per-computer? 

        On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 2:50 PM, Darren Mar-Elia
<darren@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

        To add onto this Bobby, it doesn't actually sound like the
package installed successfully, or at least it is not being activated
successfully. Did you install it per-user? IF so, did you select to
install at first logon in the Software Installation UI?

        
        Darren

         

        From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nelson, Jamie
        Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 11:46 AM
        To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [gptalk] Re: trying to deploy Office Compatibility Pack

         

        Sometimes when you deploy software through Software Installation
policy it installs in "per-user" mode for the SYSTEM account. I always
make sure and use the ALLUSERS=1 argument to ensure that scenario
doesn't happen.

         

        Jamie Nelson | Infrastructure Consultant | BI&T Operations |
Devon Energy | Work: 405.552.8054 | http://www.dvn.com
<http://www.dvn.com/> 

         

        From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bobby Benninger
        Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 1:40 PM
        To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [gptalk] trying to deploy Office Compatibility Pack

         

        I am starting to really hate this MSI. 

         

        Anyway I was having trouble before getting the GPO to apply
because of a USERENV error in the Application Log, I removed Symantec
A/V to resolve this error and now the GPO applies correctly. 

         

        Now my problem is that even though the GPO applied and "Office
Compatibility Pack" shows in add/remove programs, whenever I open a DOCX
file I get prompted to do download the Compatibility Pack from Microsoft
b/c its not installed. 

         

        I have read that when you do an assigned software install it
doesn't actually install the app, just preps it to install the first
time you use it. Could this be where things are getting caught up, b/c I
am not "using it" first correctly? 

         

        Let me know what info you need to help troubleshoot. Thanks so
much for any advice. 

         

         - Bob

        
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