Deploying Office 2010 via Customization file...
Posted on 2011-03-04
O.k I have copied the Office 2010 installation media to a server share. I have run the setup /admin command and created a customization file for Office 2010 ProPlus 32Bit and set the display level to none with supress modal enabled as I want this to be a silent install. I then saved the file as Office2010ProPlus.msp into the server share location ...\CustomConfig folder.
I then updated msiexec to ver 4.5 on the test clinet PC...but the install is not happening when I try and run it on the test client PC...
I ran the following from a command prompt on the Client XP machine...setup /adminfile \\servername\...\CustomConfig\Office2010ProPlus.msp
The problem seems to be that it does not recognise the .msp nor the settings contained within it but even if I browse directly via windows to the server share and double click the .msp file it doesn't run I get an error message...?
The update upgrade patch cannot be installed by the wondows installer service because the program to be upgraded may be missing, or the upgrade patch may update a different version of the program. Verify that the program to be upgraded exists on your computer and that you have the correct upgrade patch
Firstly I am not upgrading...I have set the .msp file to uninstall ALL previous versions of office and install Office 2010 ProPlus...the test client PC already has Office 2007 ProPlus on it...???
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated as I need this .msp file working before I can even think about packaging this and rolling it out via SMS...