How to programmatically install the Outlook 2007 hotfix related to KB2512788 and KB2509470

After installing the April 2011 Public Update for Outlook 2007 (KB2509470), some users have reported difficulty with print previewing messages. The KB2512788 hotfix was created to address these issues. The following steps can be used to install the KB2512788 hotfix in a manner that is conducive to an enterprise environment (i.e., via command line, silently, and…


How to obtain and use Offscrub to automate the uninstallation of Office products

  Sometimes you cannot uninstall the existing 2003, 2007 or 2010 Microsoft Office suite on your computer by using the Add or Remove Programs feature in Control Panel of Windows XP or the Programs and Features feature in Control Panel of Windows Vista/Win7. To help with this Microsoft has created Fix it utilities at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971179….

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How to automate the uninstallation of Office 2007 products via command line

  When automating the removal of Office 2007, we need to call setup.exe to perform the work. Because Office 2007 is a multi-msi based product we cannot use msiexec for the installation, nor the uninstallation of Office 2007. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc982159(office.12).aspx#BKMK_UninstallProd To run Setup.exe to remove a specified Office product from the user’s computer, use the /uninstall…

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How to perform an uninstall-upgrade to Office 2010

  There are a few upgrade options available when planning to move to Office 2010 from a previous version. Microsoft has a technet article that touches on these various options here: Plan an upgrade to Office 2010 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee624354.aspx There are three options for upgrading to Office 2010: In-place upgrade The earlier version of Office, such…

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Office 2007 - Deploying Additional Languages

Today we will discuss the various methods available to deploy additional languages for Office 2007. Key  ———- MLP = Multi Language Pack LP = Language Pack When talking about adding additional languages to Office 2007 there are two topics to discuss. 1. Deploying Office 2007 with additional languages included. (During Office 2007 install) 2. Deploying…

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How to chain additional addins, or programs when deploying Office 2007. Chaining getting started tabs in this example.

We often have customers that want to add additional programs or addins with the Office 2007 installation. Often they will try to use the Office Customization tool to perform this function. Unfortunately the OCT function,  “add installations and run programs”, is not very good at running more than a single additional addin or program. Here…

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How to uninstall Office 2007 SP2 using the 2007 Office SP Uninstall Tool

SP2 for Office 2007 is the first service pack for Office client that can be uninstalled. We have a great technical reference available on the Office 2007 Resource Kit (ORK) website that covers SP2 uninstall in detail here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd723551.aspx This blurb from the ORK article above is worth mentioning here before we start the uninstall…

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2007 Office system (SP2) Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool are available for download.

If your planning on deploying SP2 for Office 2007 don’t forget to update the Office Customization Tool (OCT) and use the latest group policy files. These can both be downloaded as a single package from this link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=73d955c0-da87-4bc2-bbf6-260e700519a8&displaylang=en   One you have AdminTemplates.exe downloaded follow these steps to update the OCT. 1. Double-click AdminTemplates.exe and…

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Office 2007 Service Pack 2 Available Today

SP2 released to web for download today. We have a great KB article that contains links to all the downloads and description KB’s for each package. Check it out here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968170. SP2 contains a lot of great enhancements and fixes to Office 2007. Here are a few of them: Support for Open Document Format (ODF)…

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