Solved

Best Way To Install Office 2003 Install Point into SBS 2003 Client Applications

Posted on 2006-07-11
6
546 Views
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I'm looking for some advice on making an administrative installation point for Office 2003 on SBS 2003.

SBS comes with client licenses to Outlook, and...Outlook 2k3 and Office SP1 is already setup under Client Applications.

How would you recommend creating an administrative installation point for Office 2003?

Should I delete/do I need to keep the office 2k3 sp1 folder?
-Office 2k3 SP2 is out.
-Was SP1 slipstreamed into the Outlook fold, and so the SP1 files are no longer need?

Should I delete the Outlook 2k3 folder as Outlook is included in every addition of Office 2k3?

or

Should I install each Office program into a seperate folder, (therefore keeping the Outlook 2k3 folder)?

The advantages of having seperate folders are that I can pick and choose what applications in office get installed on each client.

But, it becomes a pain in the butt to keep them updated as I have to apply updates to multiple folders instead of just one.

What do you guys think?
0
Comment
Question by:elfstrob
6 Comments
 
LVL 74

Accepted Solution

by:
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 500 total points
ID: 17088070
You don't need separate folders to pick and choose what applications get installed on each client.  You SHOULD keep the Outlook 2k3 there, because if you remove it then you'd have to disable it from the Assigned Applications, which would then cause the autoconfiguration to not work.  Having it be redundant is not really a problem unless you install Office on a Workstation AFTER it's been joined to the SBS (Because SBS will install Outlook in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Outlook instead of C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\ which will cause it to be installed twice).

So, if you are installing Office before attaching to SBS, just leave Outlook as is.  If you are installing Office after attaching, install it without Outlook.

As for the Administrative Installation Point?  Take a look at this post on the WSUS Wiki which can help you determine which method is best for your situation.  In most all cases, you want to be able to patch with WSUS:  http://wsus.editme.com/OfficeAdministrativeInstalls

More info on SBS with WSUS:  http://sbsurl.com/wsus

Jeff
TechSoEasy
0
 

Author Comment

by:elfstrob
ID: 17092450
Thanks Jeff!
0
 

Author Comment

by:elfstrob
ID: 17092541
What about the Office2003_SP1 folder?  This folder was created and installed by default when Outlook was installed.  I assume it was slipstreamed into the Outlook2003 folder.  Should/Can I delete it?

Thanks,
-Brian
0
Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
ID: 17093700
I would just leave it... it doesn't take up much  room and I couldn't be sure whether or not the wizards look for it.  

Jeff
TechSoEasy
0
 

Expert Comment

by:khalex22
ID: 24254851
thank you this also helped me
0
 

Expert Comment

by:jerryhatt
ID: 25360649
Great, thanks.

Last question!

I can see the license codes for the CALS 10-15, but where can I find the first 5?
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I’m often asked about newer and larger USB drives connected to SBS2008 and 2011 failing Windows Server Backup vs the older USB drives not failing. As disk space continues to grow and drive technology change SBS2008 and some SBS2011 end up with the f…
If you are a user of the discontinued Microsoft Office Accounting 2008 (MSOA) and have to move to a new computer running Windows 8, you will be unhappy to discover that it won't install.  In particular, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SSE…
Microsoft Active Directory, the widely used IT infrastructure, is known for its high risk of credential theft. The best way to test your Active Directory’s vulnerabilities to pass-the-ticket, pass-the-hash, privilege escalation, and malware attacks …
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question