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I've created a custom msp file (using OCT) to configure a silent installation of Office 2010, however I can't get rid of the activation prompt when Office is opened. I wish to be able to activate Office as part of the silent installation. I've used OCT to run an additional program but can't seem to get it to work.
I've tried the following combos...
[WindowsFolder]\system32\cscript.exe [INSTALLDIR]\Office14\OSPP.vbs /act
[WindowsFolder]\system32\cscript.exe [INSTALLLOCATION]\OSPP.vbs /act
[WindowsFolder]\system32\cmd.exe /c cscript “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OSPP.VBS” /act

Any advice?

Thanks
John
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see this link:   http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=1802
                        click expand all categories, go to OCT topic

Pretty much the same as Office 2007:

Silent Install:

You need to create an MSP file first by running from the Office 2010 folder setup.exe /admin

You can customise the MSP from there. But to make sure you get a complete silent install:

In the "Licensing and User interface" section, tick "I accept the terms in the license agreement", Display level is set to "none", "completion notice" is un-checked, "Suppress model" is ticked.

Once the MSP file has been created you can run a silent install by: setup.exe /adminfile <the .MSP file you created>

I did find that Office 2010 wasn't activated by default so when a user opens office for the first time it would ask to activate. You can do this automatically by adding the following to a batch file:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\cscript.exe "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OSPP.VBS" /act

The VB script can be found in the Office 2010 folder.


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