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i have installed 'office 2003' via gpo/computer configuration successfully selecting 'assigned'

i have now removed the above and ran: gpupdate & restarted both xp and server machines to ensure removed.

i have now installed 'office 2003' via gpo/user configuration but this time i selected 'published' successfully.

i have now logged onto my xp desktop and saw for a moment it state that 'software installing', but when i check the control panel as this is where apparantely the software should be, so that a user can install 'office 2003' if they wish, it is not there and i also check 'all programs' but nothing there either...

question 1.  can anyone advise why  ?

note:  so far i have not currently installed:  ork.exe - resource kit  -  as trying to understanding exactly when it is required...
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Emmanuel Adebayo earned 500 total points
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Did you not see anything in the Add/Remove Program?

Check the event viewer for any error?

Regards
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by:mikey250
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hi only sp3 was in there!!

i have just removed 'office 2003' from: user configuration and decided to install 'ork.exe - resource kit' on my master dc/dns/dhcp/gpo server, as i was thinking maybe it did not work because of that...in this specific case

no i did not check the 'eventviewer' this time!

i have now repeated the previous successful step of installing 'office 2003' via gpo/computer configuration and now my xp is currently restarting and is also in the process of

"installing managed software microsoft office professional edition 2003"

once this is done i will uninstall this software and attempt to install via 'gpo/user configuration' and select 'publish' again, then if the same issue arises i will look in eventviewer..!!

thanks for providing some advice appreciated as i forgot to look in 'eventviewer'.
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by:mikey250
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after carrying out my previous steps mentioned, my xp desktop still does not show 'office 2003' via 'add/remove programs' from what i see:

when look in the eventviewer it states:

"the security center service has been stopped.  it was prevented from running by a software group policy"

i have run 'gpupdate' on server 1st and then restarted a few times

i have logged onto xp desktop as 'administrator' and ran: gpupdate  -  and restarted a few times

still same issue

i have also attached a screenshot of the gpo set via my: master dc/dns/dhcp/gpo server & run: gpo modelling from master dc to both specific users on same xp desktop:

- mikeyd
- paulf
master-dc-software-gpo-screensho.docx
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by:mikey250
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hi the above has worked in the end...so problem solved as i also left it over night so maybe for whatever reason system did not sync properly and i also downloaded 2 more updates from my wsus as my xp is already at 98% complete but either way i do not think the wsus update was the issue, just allowing the system to sync over time.

thanks for the advice!!

question 1.  one thing i would like to know is i can only assume i would use 'publish' is if maybe some specific users needed a variety of apps (temporarily) on a couple of xp machines maybe then using 'publish' is one way of providing this as they would only download what they required and not use up too much space unnecessarily  ?
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by:mikey250
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advice appreciated.
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