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In case anyone was wondering - Office installs OSPP.VBS in the office14 directory and can handle office activation, among other things. In OCT I set it to run c:\windows\system32\cscript C:\"Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\OSPP.VBS" /act during post-installation. All office products are activated after that. I have it silent install Visio, ...


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Solved it (finally). http://support.microsoft.com/kb/838028 explains how Office uses Microsoft Office Protocol Discovery to determine if the document server has WebDAV capabilities. It sends a HTTP 1.1 OPTIONS request and expects a 200 OK reply detailing available DAV features. The Subversion server has (limited) DAV support and replies as such, and Office ...


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My question is this, if I run this under another account on the individual laptops, does that script effect all the user profiles? Yes, activation is per machine, not per user. If NOT can I run this script from a domain Group Policy and have it run even though the user does NOT have admin rights? I believe that if you run it as a start up script ...


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Communicator conversation history is enabled by an Outlook add-in. The current version of Communicator is 32 bit only. The add-in it ships with is 32 bit only. Unfortunately, that means it won't work on a 64 bit version of Outlook. Outlook 64-bit can only install 64-bit add-ins. It is for this reason that Microsoft recommends sticking with 32-bit versions of ...


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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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Have you tried using the following registry value? This usually works with integrated authentication (not basic/forms authentication). Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient\Parameters Value: AuthForwardServerList Type: Multi-string Refer to the following document for more information: Prompt for Credentials When ...


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Self-answer: I needed to download http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=97b7b710-6831-4ce5-9ff5-fdc21fe8d965&displayLang=en - the Office 2010 KMS Host License Pack. This modifies KMS to also activate Office, as the stock KMS is not able to ;)


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I just got done deploying Office 2010 to about 1,000 PCs with a startup script and I'm quite happy with it. My Customer doesn't have any entitlement to App-V (or any "application virtualization / streaming") functionality, so installs on the "bare metal" were my only option. Amazingly, we had only a handful of installation failures, and those PCs turned out ...


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Considering the amount of users, if you have a Volume License key you can set up a KMS server and have the activation automated locally rather then having to enter the key. You can read more about KMS (Volume Activation) here The idea is that you have your own activation server locally on your network, which will automatically be detected when Office and ...


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Not to muddy the waters on this post but I set this up using this command in OCT: [WindowsFolder]\system32\cscript [INSTALLLOCATION]\OSPP.VBS With the paramater of /act Just in case someone else needs that info. Ross


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Well, Microsoft provides some instructions for transitioning from Windows XP to Windows 7, though they are mostly oriented towards end users. The best way to learn about the issues that you might encounter during any migration, is to perform it on a sandbox/testing environment and resolve them there, before performing the task on live systems. When you ...


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Doing some searches leads me to a number of complaints about this problem going all the way back to Office 2000. I've always found this "feature" to be buggy and I've strongly advised Customers not to use it (or, invariably, critical business processes end up getting "tied" to this buggy "feature" and work is disrupted when Excel fails). It sounds like ...


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I've been able to demonstrate to myself that the presentationsettings tool that I originally suggested does "respect" the Group Policy settings that prevent a user from changing their screen saver. I wasn't aware of this behavior but it certainly makes sense, given that users would just use this tool to exempt themselves from screen savers when nothing ...


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As a "core" app I tend not to use App-v to deploy office. I use app-v when I think something might go wrong with the app when I need to ensure an app will work without causing me any headaches with other apps (etc.). In my latest deployment I used a combination of SCCM and scripts to deploy ofice and to pre-cache the install so that on deployment day we ...


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Check out this walk-through It requires an XML file similar to Windows 7 unattended install. Alternatively, you could make all the end users fend for themselves during the upgrade :)


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An Office Customization Tool [OCT] file is created using a command line option of the Office installer. It is executed using setup.exe /admin -- This tool will generate a .MSP file containing your customizations. You can apply this .MSP file using setup /adminfile customfile.msp or by placing the customfile.msp in the Udpates directory in the root of your ...


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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're a bit lacking on the details but it sounds like you just need to properly activate them. You have 2 simple options: You can install a KMS server, which will become discoverable by the devices and so they should just start activating. If you need to force an activation at login, you can run this command via a script C:\Windows\system32\cscript.exe ...


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You need to transition this to a logon script, or use the built in application deployment options. The problem you are running into is that during the start up script phase the effective user is not the logged in user - since these scripts are run even before the user logon prompt is presented - but it is running as the SYSTEM user. Personally I would ...


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Use KMS instead of a VLK for office.


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I'm going to throw this down as an answer to my question, because it is, but I'm still interested in other solutions or more complete solutions. The problem with this particular solution is essentially that it's not retroactive - so it's going to be very painful to correct the thousands of spreadsheets in existence which already have the printer settings ...


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I figured out that when you tick the Don't show this message again box, and click Ok, this action generate new registry key. This is the path in registery: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\office\14\Common\Signature\SignatureUISettings The key is REG_DWORD and the value is 448( in Decimal). Basically if you make this register key and push it by GPO to the users, ...


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In Group Policy Preferences, you can do an LDAP Query in the Item Level Targeting and store the result in an Environment variable. That Environment variable can be referenced by a Registry Preference item. (Or referenced by a script that runs later, e.g. a user logon script). To set the Environment variable using Group Policy: Edit the GPO (or create a ...


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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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The easiest thing to do is run the ospp.vbs script and activate Office before the users login. That can be you manually doing it, or part of the imaging process, or however you want to accomplish it (but it has to be done after imaging, and after the computer can access the Internet). If you have a volume key, you can setup a KMS to do it automatically ...


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You can do this using Group Policy Preferences... under Computer Configuration Preferences, Control Panel, and Folder Options. You can create a new file type in there and associate it the way you like. Make sure to use %systemvariables% though :)


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Actually the problem is in the order of command line arguments. The /config argument must be specified first, before the /adminfile argument. Then the setup behaves as expected, installing the language marked with ShellTransform="yes" as the display language. The command-line will look like this: setup.exe /config ProPlus.WW\config.xml /adminfile ...


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Be aware that Outlook 2010 will attempt to use the CAS services (autodiscover etc) even if you think it shouldn't. Chances are that you will need to allow access to your CAS servers to be able to make progress with Outlook 2010.


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If that's an option, you can try Windows Search Server, a web site based on SharePoint. The express version is free: http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch/searchserverexpress/en/us/default.aspx


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The website for Microsoft documentation about performing Windows 7 upgrades (videos and whitepapers) is at the springboard site Windows XP to Windows 7 Migration Guide. The migration guide for Office 2010 is located in the Office 2010 Resource Kit. I would also note that this late in upgrade cycle you might also consider Office 365 and/or Google Apps to ...



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