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Yes office encryption is pretty secure. I put together a presentation on office 2007 security a while back. Here are the relevent bits from a whitepaper I referenced. Previous versions of Microsoft Office used an RC4 stream cipher with a key length of up to 128 bits. weakness in the implementation of the RC4 encryption algorithm made it possible for ...


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I am not sure if its the default option but you could check to see if oplocking is enabled. More information can be found here


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Microsoft isn't that nice, I'm afraid. You have to have an Office license for each MACHINE, and then (if you're using terminal services) you need a Windows Server CAL and a Terminal Services CAL as well. From microsoft's site on licensing: Scenario 1: A customer has 50 Windows-based desktops in a call center and would like to use Microsoft Office ...


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It looks like you're trying to install the 64-bit version of Office 2010. This won't work if you're trying to uninstall a 32-bit version of Office 2007. The reason is that 32-bit applications on a 64-bit OS run under Windows on Windows (WoW), which is a compatibility layer provided on top of the native-OS so that 32-bit applications can run properly. ...


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Nope. You'll need a Retail CD for the installation to be successful.


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Office 2007 Encyption is good, but only when these two things apply: The file is in a 2007 Native format (docx for Word, xlsx for Excel, etc) You pick a good password. For most people this is 8+ character, using at least one of each: lowercase, caps, and numbers. For more security, longer and with symbols. If the file you open is in Compatibility Mode ...


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You will need to install the Microsoft Office 2007 ADM templates. Once you've done that, you will have control over Office 2007 via Group Policy.


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Agreed - any licensing questions should be directed to Microsoft Licensing and Pre-Sales support. That said, 50 copies of Office SHOULD be cheaper than $350 per unless you're buying the top version. You can also consider using other products. OpenOffice.org is free, deployable through Group Policy, and works quite well.


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Yeah it's going to be a bit of a problem. What you're "supposed" to do is buy Office via Microsoft's Volume Licensing plan, in which case you get a single product key that will work for multiple installs and bypasses activation. The same is true for Windows itself. That said, you can try something like this: ...


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The error should be harmless. It isn't applying a GPO-defined MS office 2007 setting, because the account it is trying to apply it to is disabled (so it won't matter anyway). If you want to get rid of it, locate the GPO item referenced in the error message, and move it to a GPO that won't be applied to disabled users. This would likely require having the ...


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This's as simple as copying everything from the various archives in the same place (overwriting or skipping as needed, it really doesn't matter). When you then run Office 2007 or Office 2010's setup.exe, it will automatically discover available products and prompt you with a menu to choose what to install. Bonus: if you put in the setup files for various ...


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You need to look at the specific license that you purchased. Some are subscriptin based. Part of the renewal may include stuff like Software Assurance etc. I would suggest an actual telephone call to MS to make sure. Speak to a person from MS to get details about your specific contracts. You can ask them all sorts of questions. If you did not get a ...


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Yes, using config.xml. Check out the TechNet Setup reference for the 2007 Office System: Setup Command-line options for the 2007 Office System Config.xml file in the 2007 Office System Config.xml file OptionStateID Values Office Customization Tool in the 2007 Office System


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Well after every windows update known to mankind and .net framework...got me nowhere.. But a fresh install of Windows XP, service packs and updates...then install Office 2007 all is good... So the only solution I have so far is a fresh install :( Hope someone knows a better one or no one has the same problem UPDATE It now seems that users that log off ...


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No, I've never found that to work with any Microsoft products (in the last 9 years or so).


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An alternative would be to use the Auto FE Updater. This utility has an option to set the trusted location of the FE automatically. It will also copy down new Access FEs and associated files when updates are made available on the server, create shortcuts and more. I would also suggest using a subfolder of the %appdata% aka Application Data folder to ...


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I have seen a number of response in forum posts from MS staff that a patch for Oulook 2007 is being developed to allow it access to Personal Archives, but it's unlikely to be released before Office 2010 release.


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I am going to assume your network connection is just fine, and you are local to the server (i.e not VPN'ing in). You didn't specify whether this was just yourself, or everybody having the issue, however that is pretty irrelevant to my answer. I've seen Office hang for a while on save and/or print dialog boxes when you have either a network printer which is ...


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Assuming you're just talking about files being shared out of an NTFS folder on the server computer's hard disk drive (and not something like files being shared out of an Exchange public folder) I doubt that Exchange is related, per se. Exchange could be bottlenecking your I/O. You should look at the I/O load on the server computer using Performance Monitor ...


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As far as I know you don't need to renew to continue using the software you've already licensed but you do need to renew to take advantage of software assurance, upgrades, etc.


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Sign in to http://licensing.microsoft.com/ Click on Downloads & Keys


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I think what you are really looking for here is a workstation management and configuration tool. They typically report all of the installed software packages and their complete settings. While scanning the registry of each machine would tell you whether or not Outlook is loading addins it won't tell you if the addins are actually enabled or not. You may ...


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It's not so black and white. Technically you are increasing your risk by adding services and applications that can be compromised. And you do need to patch the office installations, so it does add overhead. If you are wanting to counter the assessment, then you probably need to do a Risk assessment your self and present the findings and mitigations. Be ...


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We should have thought of this earlier, but running Word 2007 in XP compatability mode stops the crashes. This is a workaround, not a solution so I'll leave this open for a bit in case anyone else has a better solution. The fact that Word runs fine in compatability mode suggests that this really is an issue with 2008 R2, and not a quirk of this particular ...


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You may want to investigate some of Microsoft's newer licensing schemes for Office. Disclaimer: I am not an expert in Microsoft licensing, and you should definitely confirm this information with an MS licensing rep. OEM If you plan to keep your hardware around for several years, and you know that you'll upgrade your software at the same time as your ...


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There is no "concurrent" licensing of Microsoft Office. You can't have a "pool" of shared Office licenses. The Right Answer(tm) is to contact a licensing support desk at your vendor, or Microsoft themselves, and learn about the cheapest way to license the functionality you're looking for. An answer on Server Fault is a nice rule of thumb, but this isn't ...



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