I am trying to deploy Microsoft Office 2010 Standard using the KBOX. So far... no luck. I have tried it by uploading a zip file, as well as just running a command line on a network share.... fails.

With the zip file uploaded, I have tried many different command lines:


setup.exe
setup.exe /adminfile custom.msp
setup.exe /adminfile /config Standard.WW/config.xml
setup.exe /adminfile custom.msp /config Standard.WW\config.xml

etc...

also tried many ways with a network share... didnt work.

What am I doing wrong?
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  • Office 2016

    I got this error ....path or file specified with /adminfile was not found or did not contain any patches

    Solution:

    In the OCT, Install path, default was [Program Files]\Microsoft, changed it to %programfiles%
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Hi,

A few things to check.

1. the zipped files must be the files themselves not the folder. If you zipped just the folder, go back and open the folder, highlight all the files and zip them. The KBOX will extract and run your command.
2. use configure manually instead of default. We use the following command "setup.exe" /adminfile "ourfile.msp"
Answered 04/12/2011 by: nshah
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thank you nshah,

regarding number 1, i zipped the folder... ill try zipping all the files

on number 2, did you actually use the " " marks?
Answered 04/12/2011 by: jweathington
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Hey! were getting some where. I got the following message:

Path or file specified with /adminfile was not found or did not contain any patches.

I put my .msp file in the Updates folder... is that right? or should it just be in the main folder where setup.exe is?
Answered 04/12/2011 by: jweathington
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Put the .msp file with the setup file not in the update folder.
Answered 04/12/2011 by: nshah
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  • Thanks nshah. your answer is helpful :)
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update: i answered my own question, I modified the path to the msp to include Updates\file.msp

RECAP for the others,

1) setup.exe /admin <this will launch the tool to create your .msp file
2) save your .msp file to the Updates folder
3) Make sure you zip all of the files themselves, not the folder.
4) Installation Command - Configure Manually

Here is the command: "setup.exe" /adminfile "Updates\ourfile.msp"

Set your other options and it should work
Answered 04/12/2011 by: jweathington
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  • Thanks for the instructions. In order to get this to work with an upgrade situation where I was upgrading from Office 2007 to 2010, I had to set "display level: none" in the office customization tool MSP. . Otherwise the installer would prompt users to click the button "upgrade".
  • Wonderful!
    Thanks for this I was playing around with this for some time today with no success.

    I will confess i’m still puzzled why and how the KACE system manages to overwrite the Office default position of looking in the Updates folder for the MSP file and requires specifying its location / moving of the MSP.

    However I’m glad it works in the end. Thank you for your help!
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next question,

After it installs, does KBOX keep trying to install even if its already installed or does it recognize its already installed?
Answered 04/12/2011 by: jweathington
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Hi,

Software distribution is based on Inventory. When the KBOX inventories on it's normal Inventory Interval, it will inform the KBOX if it has the product or not, if it does we don't do the install again, if it failed and Inventory shows that it isn't there we do the install. By default we try 3 times.
Answered 04/12/2011 by: nshah
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Answered 04/12/2011 by: dchristian
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dear jweathington,

Thanks a lot for your RECAP. Very admirable to keep others in mind!

R. VanDyken

Answered 05/08/2012 by: raevandyken
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