[gptalk] Re: trying to deploy Office Compatibility Pack

  • From: "Bobby Benninger" <bobby.benninger@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 12:39:09 -0400

in the solution it just gives you instructions for extracting the MSI from
the fileformatconverters.exe file and then says this:

"It seems there's trouble installing this from a regular network share for
some reason.  The solution I've used for the time being is to put the files
in the *sysvol* share of the domain controller.  Then you can set the group
policy installation to point to the *sysvol* location and it should let you
push the install out to your client machines.

Hope this helps."

On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 12:25 PM, Darren Mar-Elia <darren@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  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.
>
>
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> 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 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"
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> *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
>
> Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from U.S. Cellular
>  ------------------------------
>
> *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
>
>
>
> *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
>
>
>
> *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
>
>
>
> *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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