Push out Office 2010 SP2 with GPO?

Hi, all!  Current environment is Windows 7 Pro running Office 2010 32-bit and 64-bit in AD domain.

Basic question: can I roll out Office SP2 to my machines via GPO?  I can see the admin templates are available and updated for SP2, but I can't locate the MSI (only EXEs).  Anyone done this?  Any problems if you have?

Suggestions welcome!
Steve
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LesterClaytonCommented:
Your bet bet is to create a script which launches the Office SP installation in quiet mode, and then that that script via a GPO using "Run these programs at user logon" which is under Administrative Templates -> System -> Logon

Your script should be written in such a way that it does not install the SP if the SP is already installed - that way it won't re-run for users who have run it before.  How you do your checks is up to you, but as an example, you can make the script create a file called "SP2installed.txt" once the SP is installed - and not perform the installation if this file exists.  Your script will also have to detremine if the 64 bit of 32 bit version of the patch sould be installed.

Users need admin rights to install SP2 though - and not all users are local administrators - which means this method won't work for them.

Have you thought about using a WSUS server which has this update approved, and then use GPO's to force workstations to get updates from your WSUS server?  SP2 will undoubtedbly be available to deploy via WSUS.  WSUS will also help you keep computers up-to-date, and also reduce your internet traffic, by having all patches locally.

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Steve BottomsSr Network AdminAuthor Commented:
Lester, thanks for replying!

I just started working at this business a few months ago, and our WSUS install at this site is broken (to put it nicely) and just plain hosed at our Las Vegas site.  It would really be a piece of cake to roll it out with WSUS, but at this time that just isn't an option unfortunately.

I'll certainly look closer at scripting it, but the VAST majority of our users do NOT have the rights to install it that way, so that might not be an option, either.  But I'll keep my eyes on this thread for more suggestions in the next couple days.  If nothing else arises I'll give you the credit.

Thanks, again!
Steve
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