Office 2010 Group Policy Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool download available

Microsoft has released Group Policy Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool (OCT) for Office 2010. You can download the files from the Microsoft Download Center: Office 2010 Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=189316). Along with the Administrative Template and OCT files, the download includes an Excel…

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Office Customization Tool changes in Office 2010

The Office Customization Tool is part of the Setup program and is the primary tool that administrators use to customize an Office 2010 (and 2007 Office system) client installation. The OCT is included in Volume License versions of Office 2010 such as Office 2010 Professional Plus. Office 2010 includes two architecture-specific versions of the OCT,…

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Updated 2007 Office system Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool available

Microsoft has released updated Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool for the 2007 Office system. You can download the updates from the Microsoft Download Center: 2007 Office system (SP2) Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=144523). The download includes: ·         Updated Group Policy Administrative Template files ·         ADMX…

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Part 2: Customize the 2007 Office system to work with a non-Microsoft e-mail application

Update  April 6th: The full article is finally available on TechNet – Customize the 2007 Office system to work with a non-Microsoft e-mail application. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Due to some publishing delays, the new article “Customize the 2007 Office system to work with a non-Microsoft e-mail application” will not be available today on TechNet.  So, in case you were anxiously…


Customize the 2007 Office system to work with a non-Microsoft e-mail application

On the off chance that you are considering deploying the 2007 Microsoft Office system to work with a non-Microsoft e-mail application, you’ll want to check out a brand new article that will (hopefully) be published the end of next week: Customize the 2007 Office system to work with a non-Microsoft e-mail application.  This article was…


Cumulative update packages available for the 2007 Microsoft Office core suite applications and 2007 Microsoft Office servers: December, 2008

The following cumulative update was released on December 16, 2008. For more information, see Cumulative update packages for the 2007 Microsoft Office core suite applications and for 2007 Microsoft Office servers: December 16, 2008 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960709). For more information about the 2007 Office suite bugs and to request the hotfix downloads, click the following article numbers to view…


How to customize a configuration for users by using a separate installation folder

To create a custom configuration for users with specific requirements, you can use the Config.xml file and Setup customization files (MSP files created with the Office Customization Tool), and create a separate installation folder that contains the Setup program and customizations for that group’s configuration. Then you can run (or have users run) Setup from…

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How to create and deploy custom 2007 Office configurations

To deploy a custom configuration, perform the following tasks. !—-> 1. Create a network installation point ·         Copy all the files and folders from the 2007 Office system CD to a folder on the network or on your computer. For example, copy the files to \servershareOffice12. ·         Copy all language packs and additional Office products…

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How to view output from the Office Customization Tool

The Office Resource Kit includes a sample Microsoft Visual Basic script that administrators can use to view the settings stored in Office Customization Tool (OCT) MSP files. The OCT is the primary tool that administrators use to customize an installation of the 2007 Microsoft Office system. The customizations are saved in a Setup customization MSP…


New articles in the Office Resource Kit

The Office Resource Kit team has recently published the following articles:  Deploying 2007 Office software updates with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc872848.aspx). Learn about how to use System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to create and deploy packages for 2007 Office system software updates.  This article provides information about the prerequisites for deploying software updates…