Deploying Office 2007+ via CA Client Automation

Document ID : KB000027226
Last Modified Date : 05/03/2018
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The installation procedure and in particular the deployment mechanism in Microsoft Office 2007 has been substantially redesigned.
These changes mean that the MSI integration within DSM cannot be used to deploy Office 2007.

CA has provided a best practice solution to allow Office 2007 to be deployed using the existing capabilities of the product.

    The solution is published in the CA Client Automation Greenbook at the following link:

    Topics included:
    Install of Office 2007 via DSM

    • Create Office 2007 Customizations
    • Create the Software Delivery Package
    • Add the source files to the package
    • Create the Install Procedures
    • Deploy the Package to target agents

    Uninstall of Office 2007 via DSM

    • Identify the product id required for the uninstall command
    • Create the config.xml
    • Create the Uninstall Procedure
    • Uninstalling from target agents
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