Software Deployment Question

Office 2003 downgrade via Altiris.

08/29/2008 2315 views
I have been tasked with downgrading about 200 PC's from Office 2003 pro to standard.
I have created a sequential job that first runs msiexec /x {90110409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9} /qn
That removes Office 2003 pro. Then I run the install package for office 2003 Standard.
On a clean PC with no user it works fine.

The problem is if people have any Office applications open it fails.

So, question is....Am I going about it the easiest way and if so how can I close office apps before the job starts.

Any help appreciated,

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[color="darkblue" size="2"]Within your Altiris Job, create a task and run the TASKKILL command. Check out the example below

[color="darkblue" size="2"]TASKKILL /F /IM "excel.exe"
Answered 10/28/2008 by: InterneToughGuy
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