11/19/2009 8454 views
Hi all,

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!

Best regards,
Alex Mikkelsen

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- There is a separate 'Group Policy' forum on AppDeploy, located here
- Frankly, I gave up trying to get Office 2007 and/or its constituent parts deployed via GP and switched to SCCM. That has its own challenges but the Scale Of Grief's inexorable rise was curtailed successfully.
Answered 11/20/2009 by: VBScab
Red Belt

Hi VBScab,

Thank you for your reply.

I don't have the SCCM option on my hand though that would be a good solution on the long term.

Can you tell me if it's possible for me to relocate this entry to the right category then?

Thank you in advance.

Best regards,
Alex Mikkelsen
Answered 11/23/2009 by: alexmikk
Yellow Belt

Can you tell me if it's possible for me to relocate this entry to the right category then? You can use the 'Report' link which is at the foot of each post in the thread. A moderator will take the appropriate action.
Answered 11/23/2009 by: VBScab
Red Belt