Office 2003: GPO install can't upgrade previous version
Posted on 2007-12-03
I have a GPO to install Office 2003. It's source was an admin install without any service pack. I upgraded the admin install with Service Pack 3, and instructed the GPO to re-deploy.
Now, when the client tries to install Office 2003 at startup, it fails because it can't find the installation source to remove the previous (no service pack) version.
Should I have created a *new* admin installation point with SP3, then just added it as a software upgrade in the GPO?
How do I recover from this with minimal impact on my users? Do I have to re-create the previous admin install point so the uninstall works?