Hi, I want to use a GPO to upgrade office xp to office 2003. I can't seem to find any docs on MS site which explains whether xp will be uninstalled and then have 2003 installed. Also, which files would require backing up before the deployment.

The original office xp installs were done locally on a per machine basis. Do I need to take care of the uninstalls or will the .msi deployment take care of this.

The most important files that I worry about are the outlook .pst files. If anyone can point me to the right place I'd appreciate it. I've done a deployment on clean machines before-just not to machines with existing older installations.
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Hi,


This would be a good place to start:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA011401921033.aspx


This site contains information on how to update/patch administrative installations and patching your office clients:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/FX011511561033.aspx



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Answered 07/13/2006 by: peska
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You may also want to purchase the Office 2003 Editions Resource Kit. Not a bad book as MS goes.
Answered 07/13/2006 by: Rhys
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If the original installs were manual, your best bet is to use use an upgrade code in your 2003 MSI, though I haven't had success with that in testing.
Answered 07/14/2006 by: Bladerun
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Thanks guys-will check these out when i get time to test. just need to work out how to go over a heap of manual installs.
Answered 08/01/2006 by: elmurado
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