troubleshooting Question

Office 2010 GPO deployment broken with bad config.xml file

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Microsoft OfficeActive DirectoryWindows Server 2012
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For several months I have been using a batch file to call my Office 2010 install and it has been working fine. Today when I put a PC in the Office install OU it does not install, when I run the setup.exe directly from the deploy folder I get an xml error:

The setup configuration file \\deployserver\x64_SP2\ProPlus.WW\config.xml is not valid. Verify this file is formatted correctly and run setup again.

I have not made any changes to the config.xml file since I moved the deploy point to a new server some months ago. Oddly enough, even the old location (which does not have SP2 streamed into it) does not work either, I get the same xml formatting error message. I have tried this on several different new PCs that have never had Office on them. The xml file gives no error when run thru an xml checker. My xml is below.


<Configuration Product="Office14.ProPlus">

<Display Level="basic" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="yes" />
<Logging Type="standard" Path="%temp%" Template="Microsoft Office Professional Plus Setup(*).txt" />

<PIDKEY Value="MyKeyCode" />

<USERNAME Value="DAH" />

<COMPANYNAME Value="My Company" />
<INSTALLLOCATION Value="%programfiles%\Microsoft Office" />
<LIS SOURCELIST="\\do-vs-app05\Office2010\x64_SP2" />
<DistributionPoint Location="\\do-vs-app05\Office2010\x64_SP2" />
<OptionState Id="OptionID" State="absent" Children="force" />
<Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="IfNeeded" />
<Command Path="%windir%\system32\msiexec.exe" Args="/i \\do-vs-app05\Office2010\x64_SP2\ProPlus.WW\ProPlusWW.msi" QuietArg="/q" ChainPosition="after" Execute="install" />


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