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  • Push install / upgrade of MS Office 2010 through GPO

    Hi,

    is it possible to push install the Microsoft Office 2010 Installation through Active Directory GPO with the following behavior:

    1. if there is no MS Office installed then install one silently in the background and make it available to the user automatically without user interaction

    2. if there is old version eg. 2003 and 2007, remove it or upgrade it into 2010.

    3. only selected user not domain wide ?

    Can it be done through Active directory Group Policy object with MS Office 2007 DVD from boxed product ? eg. FPP

    My Domain Controller is Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 SP2 64 bit

    Thanks.

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    Re: Push install / upgrade of MS Office 2010 through GPO

    Hi,

    As long as it's packaged in MSI you can do it.

    Do you already have a software installation gpo in place for 2007 and you want to upgrade it.

    Please also note that if multiple user update similatenously it will put a load on network and server as well.
    Thanks & Regards
    v-2nas

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    • #3
      Re: Push install / upgrade of MS Office 2010 through GPO

      Originally posted by v-2nas View Post
      Hi,

      As long as it's packaged in MSI you can do it.

      Do you already have a software installation gpo in place for 2007 and you want to upgrade it.

      Please also note that if multiple user update similatenously it will put a load on network and server as well.
      No I don't think so, how to make it as .MSI file ?

      Hm... does GPO select random time to push install those users ? or shall I create a container OU, assign GPO and then randomly dropping user object to that GPO ?

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      • #4
        Re: Push install / upgrade of MS Office 2010 through GPO

        Hi,

        There are many tools available to package into msi
        one of them is http://www.appdeploy.com/tools/repackager/
        however i haven't used it myself personally but you can give it a try

        You can either assign or asisng/publish to computers or users depending upon your requirement and setup

        if you move user from one ou to another then your ou specific gpo may not be applicable.
        what you can do it a create a group and make users member of that group. place that group under a different ou where you can apply gpo without moving users
        Thanks & Regards
        v-2nas

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        Independent IT Consultant and Architect
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        • #5
          Re: Push install / upgrade of MS Office 2010 through GPO

          You can install office by using a startup script on the machine policy. Office is not installed through msi.
          If you want office to depend on the user I think something like App-V is needed to repackage office.
          gerth

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          • #6
            Re: Push install / upgrade of MS Office 2010 through GPO

            Originally posted by v-2nas View Post
            Hi,

            There are many tools available to package into msi
            one of them is http://www.appdeploy.com/tools/repackager/
            however i haven't used it myself personally but you can give it a try

            You can either assign or asisng/publish to computers or users depending upon your requirement and setup

            if you move user from one ou to another then your ou specific gpo may not be applicable.
            what you can do it a create a group and make users member of that group. place that group under a different ou where you can apply gpo without moving users
            ah yes, and the group here is that must be security - UNIVERSAL not distribution

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