I am researching the App-V packaging of Office 2010 for a Windows XP client environment.

I am reading questions posted here and I am also looking at TechNet and found the Deployment Kit: http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/archive/2010/05/06/the-microsoft-office-2010-deployment-kit-for-app-v-is-now-available.aspx

My question is....
Does anyone have experience or an opinion as to whether it is beneficial to package all of Office 2010 together vs each component such as WORD, EXCEL, OUTLOOK etc separately.

One thought I had is, that combined, it seems like Office 2010 would be a very large package and I was concerned that it might consume excessive unnecessary resources anytime an Office 2010 component such as WORD is launched.

On the other hand, if packaged individually, I am concerned that the individual components won't properly integrate.

I would appreciate your comments if you have any thoughts or can point me to any additional sites that reference Outlook 2010/ App-V.


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Hi Joel,

You don't really have a lot of choice to be honest - sequencing them separately isn't really an option; there's so much code shared between the elements, and even if you could, the resource overhead would be even more inefficient. The only resource issue you have is the size of the package - there won't be any difference in the resources consumed at runtime if that's what you mean?

Answered 11/11/2010 by: DannyC
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Thanks Danny!

So back to the research, anyone have suggestions for reading or warnings to watch out for other than the Deployment kit?

- Joel
Answered 11/11/2010 by: snj2000
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It's 1400 MB (1,4GB) if you keep the MSOCache in the sequence. It's 750MB without.

Some additional resources I created can be found here:
  • Microsoft Office 2010, more integration in App-V 4.6 (http://www.softgridblog.com/?p=153)
  • Sequencing Office 2010; an add-on to Microsoft’s recipe (http://www.softgridblog.com/?p=167)
  • Videos of sequencing Office 2010 (http://www.youtube.com/mentvanderplas)

    Good luck.
  • Answered 11/12/2010 by: Ment
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    Thanks Ment,

    I am a bit confused about App-V sequencer version 4.5 SP2 vs version 4.6.

    Your article (http://www.softgridblog.com/?p=153) indicates proxies are not available until ver 4.6 but the MS document (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983462) says 4.5 SP2 or 4.6.

    My sequencer is:

    a) would 4.5 SP2 support proxies and therefore Office 2010
    b) is my version SP2? I am not sure if the .2 in the third position indicate SP2 or how to know?


    Answered 11/17/2010 by: snj2000
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    According to Justin's useful blog post you are running the 4.5 SP1 sequencer.

    Answered 11/17/2010 by: kkaminsk
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    Answer this question or Comment on this question for clarity