Automate changing Office XP installation path
Posted on 2007-04-04
About a year ago, a server was decommissioned that housed the Office XP install (proplus.msi) and a new server was brought online. We are having problems applying security patches on about 1/2 of our machines (600) because it can't find the original source files.
We have tried the VB script detailed in the MS KB article 297168, but now get an error when trying to repair office (The installation source for this product is not available. Verify that the source exists and that you can access it.) I am logged into the machine with an administrator account that has access to the new install location.
Is there anyway to automate the change? Right now our Help Desk is manually changing the path, when repairing Office.