Users are being offered “Get the new Office” business bar to upgrade to 2016

Issue: If your organization has not taken steps to prevent the upgrade, users will start seeing the following business bar in their Office applications:   Resolution: If you would like to stop receiving this business bar and block upgrades, please take the following steps: Follow these steps to prevent the upgrade On the systems that…

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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 automate the uninstallation of Office 2003 products

  When automating the uninstallation of Office 2003, we can call msiexec to perform the work from a command line. Example syntax: msiexec /x {GUID} /qb *note* You could use /qb for an automated uninstall with a progress bar, or use /qn for a totally silent uninstall. You could also use a /norestart switch to…

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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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Multiple Exchange accounts created in Outlook 2010 with existing Outlook profiles after upgrading from an earlier Office version using a custom MSP

  7/19/2011 UPDATE: This issue has been addressed in the Service Pack 1 (SP1) version of the Office Customization Tool (OCT).   To prevent multiple Exchange accounts from being created in one profile when you upgrade users to Outlook 2010, you must download and use the Service Pack 1 (SP1) version of the OCT, which…


When attempting to install Office 2010 from a precached source the following error occurs: “The language of this installation package is not supported by your system”

  This error can occur when attempting to upgrade from Office 2007 to Office 2010 and you are installing Office 2010 from the MSOCache. To reproduce this behavior:  Install Office 2007. Then use the following procedure to deploy the local installation source before you plan to install Office 2010. (Precache) To deploy the local installation…

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