Installing Custom Office 2003 Addin via GPO or SCCM
Posted on 2010-11-10
We have recently been asked to delpoy 3 components via GPO or SCCM to ensure all computers get them and also to save IT staff from having to walk to each computer and install manually.
We are doing this with a simple batch file that runs each setup in turn silently and this works fine with manual installs as an Admin account. If we do the same script in a GPO or SCCM, the software all appears to install correctly with success entries in the Windows event log, but the Addin will not appear in Office. Also if the script is run manually this addin works for all users.
msiexec.exe /i "\\servername\office2003pia\o2003pia.msi" /q /l* "C:\windows\PIA_Setup.log"
msiexec.exe /i "\\servername\protective markingsetup.msi" /q /l* "C:\windows\PM_Setup.log"
One other thing is that with SCCM there is an error in the log about not being able to elevate privellages for the o2003pia.msi file, even thought it is set to run with elevated privellages.
I have been trying to work out why this will not install as the System account as it does for a user account and an coming up with nothing after searching through many sites.
NB: We have many other GPOs and SCCM installations that work fine with batch files, msi and setup.exe and this is not 'how to use GPO or SCCM issue'.
All help is much appreciated.