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Our systems are running MS Office 2003 with MS Office 2007 Outlook as the email client. In other words, we're running a mixed office environment. I would now like to upgrade the MS Office 2003 applications (Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) to their 2007 versions using SCCM.

Is there a way I can do this without uninstalling the original Office 2007 installation?

I tried using the following command line in my program: msiexec /p Upgrade.MSP /qb

where Upgrade.MSP basically removes the old versions of those applications and installs the 2007 versions. However, when I deploy the program, it removes Outlook 2007 and doesn't upgrade any applications.

Surely, this must be a common issue. But my search on the Internet for information hasn't turned up any clues.

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my search on the Internet for information hasn't turned up any clues.You need to refine your search methods, then. There's a good article on TechNet on this very subject. I would post a link but that wouldn't teach you anything about how to use Google properly, would it? :)
Answered 11/18/2009 by: VBScab
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If you're wanting to upgrade the applicaitons then you cannot do this by reinstalling/repairing/patching Office 2007.

Microsoft state that removing previous installations will only occur when Offce 2007 is intially installed and it will not do this when repairing/reinstalling/applying a new patch.
Answered 11/18/2009 by: michaelnowell
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ORIGINAL: VBScab

You need to refine your search methods, then. There's a good article on TechNet on this very subject. I would post a link but that wouldn't teach you anything about how to use Google properly, would it? :)

If you don't know, then just say so or better, just ignore my post. I'll patiently wait for a knowledgeable individual without a chip on his/her shoulder to reply in kind... :)
Answered 11/18/2009 by: Marmot
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Hi Marmot,
As per what I understood from your post
[1] You have office 2003 installed on your machine and on the same machine you have just office 2007 outlook installed.
[2] Now you would like to have office 2007 excel,word,power point etc installed on the same machine by upgrading the office 2003 excel,word power point etc by keeping office 2007 outlook intact.

I would suggest you to see the locking/unlocking of the features in office 2007(http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179097.aspx , check the Set feature installation states) that should help you to implement the sceanerio which you are looking at.
Also you just select the options which you would like to upgrade when we created the MSP using OCT.
Hope this helps.

Regards,
Sumit
Answered 11/18/2009 by: sumitsingh1984
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I'll patiently wait for a knowledgeable individualLOL...4,926 posts (oops, that's now 4,927) and each and every one useless. I must bear that in mind.
Answered 11/19/2009 by: VBScab
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Hi Summit.

I believe that Marmot is trying to remove the 2003 versions of office by running and upgrade.msp against the existing 2007 install. If you lock/unlock the feature states of 2007 it will install the 2007 versions of Word, Excel etc.. but it will not perform the removal of the 2003 products as Office 2007 is already installed, whichis what Marmot wants.

If you read the article that you posted it states.......

Specify previous versions of Microsoft Office applications to keep or remove. This option is only recognized by Setup when you first install Office on a user's computer.
Answered 11/19/2009 by: michaelnowell
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@VBScab

Well not every single one, but at least two. If you are as condescending in those as you are in this one, as well as your signature, I am sure a good percentage will fall into that category.

michaelnowell thanks for posting valuable information for me.
Answered 11/24/2009 by: amccoppin
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