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Deploying office 2007 compabillity pack

03/18/2008 2450 views
I'm trying to deploy office 2007 compabillity pack via group policy.
I have extracted the content from the EXE file so I have the MSI and it's now on a network share. I tried to create a OU first called Software deployment and within it I created another OU called office 2007 compabillity pack with a group policy in it.

I couldn't add any computers to that group. I want to have a group in AD there I can add assign that policy to computers.
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Unless you are doing a test, this doesn't sound like the way you should be deploying this application if you're using Group Policy. In your situation it sounds like you would have to move the computer objects to the OU called office 2007 compatibility pack. But then, that would affect any number of other group policies that were assigned to the OU that the computer objects were previously in, which you probably don't want.

What you could do is remove all permission to the GPO from Authenticated Users and then create a group of computers that you want to have the application, then grant this group Read and Apply Policy permission to the GPO. Then link the GPO to the OU that contains your computers. Only the computers in the group should have permssion to apply the policy; the others should ignore it.
Answered 03/21/2008 by: MicrosoftBob
Blue Belt

The way I resolved this issue was to create a GPO and link it to the main OU this then filtered the MSI file down to all the computers in the company! Microsoft Office Compatablitly isses sorted! [:D]
Answered 03/28/2008 by: Stickymicky
Yellow Belt

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