Problems with deploying Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007
I'm trying to deploy Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 but I'm really stuck!
I've followed the guidelines written here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179042.aspx . I've customized the config.xml - and enabled these lines only
<OptionState Id="ProofingTools_1030" State="Local" Children="force" />
<OptionState Id="ProofingTools_1031" State="Local" Children="force" />
<OptionState Id="ProofingTools_1033" State="Local" Children="force" />
<OptionState Id="ProofingTools_1036" State="Local" Children="force" />
<OptionState Id="ProofingTools_1043" State="Local" Children="force" />
When creating my Group Policy and adding the Software Installation of ProofKitWW.msi I get a message saying: Add operation failed. Unable to extract deployment information from the package. Run validation on the package to ensure that the package is correct.
I then tried an alternative solution, which was installing only the languages needed. I found this post describing a solution on howto manually install a language http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/31706307/offie-2007-prrofing-tools.aspx . The solution works, and suites me well as I can live with only adding the languages mentioned above instead of the complete package. Only thing is that I want it to be an automated process meaning that it should be installed with a Group Policy and preferebly with a msi and mst file and not a script initializing the installation.
By using Microsoft ORCA, I made a mst file where I set the LAUNCEDBYSETUPEXE to 1 under Property. But when I try to test the mst-file along with the msi file, I get the following errormessage
Error 1713: Setup cannot install one of the required products for Microsoft Office Proof (Danish) 2007.
I've found this thread discussing wether it's the length of the UNC-path used for the installation-files http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-1533263.php . I don't think that this is the case for me as my path is 58 characters long, so I tend to exclude this as being the problem for not being able to point out the msi-package ProofKitWW.msi.
Has anyone got experience with deploying Proofing tools through Group Policies that they would like to share with me? :-)
Thank you in advance!
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