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Windows 2008R2 + Office 2003 + Office 2010 it's possible?

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Hi guys,

It is possible setup in Windows 2008R2 server with a RDS role, Office 2003 + Office 2010 without problems (crashes, bugs, etc)?.

More specifically:
*Office 2003 : Word 2003 only
*Office 2010: Word 2010, Excel 2010, Power Point 2010, Outlook 2010

Now we have in production:
*Office 2003 : Word 2003 only
*Office 2010: Excel 2010, Outlook 2010

Note: We have all RDS Servers in a Vmware 5.1 environement.
Thanks in advance.
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You can do this by installing just Word 2003... then installing Office 2010, custom setup, don't upgrade Word 2003.

You will have problems as you do now, with Outlook not having spell-checking functionality, but you can do it.
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Yes, you can have a mixture of Office Products.
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by:Nick Rhode
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Yes you can have multiple versions.  Some issues can occur but it does work.  Just do what FocIS states.  Install Word 2003 and then do a custom install of Office 2010 and choose not to upgrade word 2003.  Otherwise it will uninstall previous versions of office and install 2010
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by:Seth Simmons
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make sure the office 2010 installation is 32bit else it won't work since the 64bit version can't coexist with a previous 32bit version

Information about how to use Office 2010 suites and programs on a computer that is running another version of Office
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2121447
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Hi,
We found this article in the Microsoft site, is not recommended. We will not install this.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2121447/en-us
Thanks.
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I'm not sure you selected the best answer here.  I'm pretty sure I specifically answered your question first, but you selected the answer of the person who basically replied with "yeah what FocIS said".

Seth2740 added more information and the same link you found.

I believe in fairness the points should be split between FocIS and seth2740, do you agree?
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Author selected an answer similar to "yeah what he said" - i suggest splitting points between:
FocIS http:#a39789037 - for stating the correct answer
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seth2740 http:#a39789292 - for adding 64bit not mixing with 32bit, and a cited link
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