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Need to modify existing installations of office 2010

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Version: 14.0.6112.5000
OS:  Windows7 SP1
GPO Server: WIndows2008 R2 SP1

We had a hic-cup during the roll out of few hundred laptops and the Proofing Tools did not get installed.

I have modified the MSP to include them now.  However I am having a difficult time running the update via GPO.

I've tried /repair and pointed to the new MSP file.  I've tried /modify and so on.  I need a silent update to run at start up and I feel like I am just missing something simple.

Thank you!
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by:RobSampson
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Hi, we made the same mistake with our Office 2007 rollout many years ago....deployed it to everyone, then realised Proofing Tools is optional!  Annoying!

Anyway, to get it installed, what I did first was create an XML config file with this in it

<Configuration Product="Standard">
      <Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="yes" />
      <OptionState Id="ProofingTools" State="local" Children="force" />
      <Setting Id="Reboot" Value="Never" />
</Configuration>

and then as a StartUp Script, ran this batch file

"C:\MSOCache\All Users\{90120000-0012-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C\Setup.exe" /config "\\server\share\Office 2007 Standard\Standard.WW\config-addproofingtools.xml"

Obviously, you need to change your product GUID in the batch file to reflect the 2010 cache source, and modify the path to the XML to suit your environment.

This worked for me, hopefully it works for Office 2010 for you.

Regards,

Rob.
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by:flashtek1899
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We must be having a different issue.  

To fix it manually we go in and install the proofing tools.

The above script does not fix the issue.

However, if I do an install of Office and do not even install the proofing tools, the spell check works.

Stumped.
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by:RobSampson
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Hmmm, I haven't heard of the spell check working without proofing tools, so that surprises me.  But after running the script I posted with the XML config, does the proofing tools get installed for you?
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by:flashtek1899
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Sadly it does not.  Which leads me to believe there may have been something else wrong with the installation.  How could we change this script to include all tools?
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You would be looking at either SHAREDFiles or TOOLSFiles:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/library/cc179006(v=office.14).aspx

Set those OptionState IDs, and it should install them.

Check the installation log (I think in %TEMP%\Office or something) and see if is says why the components were not installed.

Rob.
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by:flashtek1899
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For some reason we were not able to get these solutions to work.  We had to do them all manually.
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That's odd.  Hard to say what the issue was without seeing the installation logs, but sometimes we don't have time to investigate that, and have to do things the old fashioned way ;-)

Rob.
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