Office 2007 upgrade via SCCM / SMS 2007
Posted on 2009-05-27
We are doing a test run of upgrading Office 2007 from the previous version of Office 2003. Amongst various challenges, two of them stand out, as of now!
1. If there is an any instance of word / outlook or excel already open on the user's PC, the upgrade package installation pushed via SCCM 2007 fails. In some cases, even thought Excel window isn't there but 'excel.exe' was running as process within the taskmanger of XP workstation and the upgarde failed.
Before starting the upgrade, is there a way I can force shutdown / end all office processes?
2. For installing Outlook 2007 instant search we need to install Windows Desktop Search v 4 and I need to customise it so that it ONLY replaces search for Outlook 2007 and not the base Windows XP search. Where is Windows Desktop Search customisation wizard or command line?