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I need to push the update for office 2003 users to be able to open 2007 files. I do no have wsus. What  will be the best way to do this. Can I use Group Policy.

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by:Donald Stewart
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you can modify the script below and use startup script
sExePath = "\\server1\patches\office-x86-ENU.exe" 
sSwitches = "/u /q /z" 
 
 
Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") 
 
 
sRegKey = "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" 
 
 
' suppress error in case values does not exist 
On Error Resume Next 
 
 
' check for marker 
sRegMarkerValue = ""  ' init value 
sRegMarkerValue = oShell.RegRead( sRegKey & "\office-x86-ENU.exe") 
On Error Goto 0 
 
 
' to be sure update is installed only once, test on marker 
If sRegMarkerValue <> "yes" Then 
 
 
   oShell.Run Chr(34) & sExePath & Chr(34) & " " & sSwitches, 1, True 
 
 
   ' create marker 
   oShell.RegWrite sRegKey & "\office-x86-ENU.exe", "yes" 
End If 

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Strike that, you can use software distribution in gp
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thanks it now works however i have a terminal server and it only works when I am logged in as an admin. when i log in as a regular user I get a "converter cannot open file" message.
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