Install Publisher and Access 2003 with Group Policy 2008

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We have installed Outlok,Excel,Word and Powepoint on our standard image on Windows 7. I need to create a 2 GPOs to install Publisher and Access seperately.
My plan is to have a GPO, add the Computer Number to an AD Group, reboot the machine (with gpupdate) and install the software (with the product key etc already configured in the GPO).
Any guides/assistance/tips on setting this up?
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inst this a straight forward one (unless i am missing something)

Create custom administrative install point for the mentioned software. And later create software distribution policy using the .msi file from the custom install point.

You can use the following link, it briefly describes how to create the install point:

Creating an Administrative Installation Point

Use delegation tab in GPMC to assign permissions "Apply group policy" to lets say a group "INSTALL_EXCEL_PUBLISHER" and later add the computer accounts to this group. After reboot the policy is applied and the software is installed.
Mike ThomasConsultant
Top Expert 2010

You need the "Office 2003 Enterprise Edition" license media to set an install point for Office 2003

Then you need the office 2003 Editions Resource Kit Tools (ORK) to create an answer file which will tell office what to install, where, what license key etc etc

Then just apply it using GPO :) there are tons of guides out there but the bit that seems to trip many up is that they do not have "Office 2003 Enterprise Edition"


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