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    I have downloaded the Office 2010 SP1 executable, but I can't install it using GP. I tried converting the .EXE to an .MSI using the "exe to msi converter" program, but when I try to assign it to the GP it tells me that it could not get the package information and throws an error.
    I tried extracting the package (succesfully) but the resulting files are mostly .msp and so unusable.

    Does anyone know how to deal with this problem?

    The bottom line is that I need to push the SP1 for Office through Group Policy.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.

  • #2
    Re: Office2010 SP1 can't be pushed through AD Group Policy

    The "normal" way is to update an administrative installation point and re-deploy office

    Quite a lot of links on , and something should be helpful to you:
    http://www.google.co.uk/#sclient=psy....,cf.osb&cad=b

    As an alternative, are you using WSUS -- if so you can roll out the SP that way.
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: Office2010 SP1 can't be pushed through AD Group Policy

      Hi Ossian and thanks for the reply.

      I can't redeploy office as easily because of the customization that we do with the product. It would be a nightmare to reach out and "fix" the installations.
      As far as the WUS goes, I am using WUS but it takes "FOREVER" to be pushed out.

      I need a quick way of deploying the Office SP1 today...

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      • #4
        Re: Office2010 SP1 can't be pushed through AD Group Policy

        The difficult we do at once, the impossible may take a whole patch cycle...

        Apart from the ways I have mentioned, your only other options seem to be SCCM or a manual deploy.

        WSUS is usually fairly quick, but it depends on your environment

        Did you check this link?
        http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc179069.aspx
        It suggests there are MSI and MSP files for the SP, so have you tried pushing them out via a GPO?

        How many clients are you deploying to?
        Tom Jones
        MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
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        Ossian Ltd
        Scotland

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        • #5
          Re: Office2010 SP1 can't be pushed through AD Group Policy

          Hi Ossian,

          Yes I did try to push the MSP through GP, but the message I get is "MSP files are not MS Install packages, can't get information form package"

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          • #6
            Re: Office2010 SP1 can't be pushed through AD Group Policy

            MSP is a patch file and should be able to update deployed software.
            is your friend
            http://www.google.co.uk/#sclient=psy....,cf.osb&cad=b
            Tom Jones
            MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
            PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
            IT Trainer / Consultant
            Ossian Ltd
            Scotland

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            • #7
              Re: Office2010 SP1 can't be pushed through AD Group Policy

              Thanks Ossian, that would work, but I decided to run the executable during logon for all of my users.

              Google indeed is my friend
              Rules

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              • #8
                Re: Office2010 SP1 can't be pushed through AD Group Policy

                Glad its sorted!

                You may want to investigate patch files for the future -- I'm sure at least one more SP will come out
                Tom Jones
                MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
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                Ossian Ltd
                Scotland

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