[gptalk] Re: GPO's and Office 2007

  • From: "Darren Mar-Elia" <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 16:46:06 -0800


This does seem to be an issue for more than just you. Another list member
was having the same issues. See this thread :




From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Robert Mariani
Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2006 4:35 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] GPO's and Office 2007


Hi Everyone.
   Well I recently got my 70 licenses of Office 2007 and was keen to build a
test delpoyment.  I found the Office Resource Kit on the Technet website and
started reading.  To my amasement AD GPO is not the prefered way to delpoy
this package.....

MS have moved away from traditional MSI and MST files for O2K7.  The Office
Customisation Tool (OCT) creates a MSP file but the use is not in the
traditional sense of patching an admin install.

There is a way to deploy O2k7 by GPO but bugger all configurable to say the
most.  The config.xml is a pain to get working has extreemly limited

My question to the group is, has anyone sucessfully deployed this package in
testing or production via AD GPO and applied the msp customisations?

Ohh and two more things... 
   1.  The O2K7 install does not finish before the user logs in - and from
what i have read if the first user to log in after the depoyment does not
have local admin rights to the pc the install fails - i am yet to test this
but i deploy apps with "Elevated privideges" for the GPO so this may not
   2.  I noticed that there were office ADM templates for GPO
configurations.  Would my best option be to install an uncustomised
deployment and then use the ADM templates for config?


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