Silent Managed Installation of Office 2011 for Mac and first removing Office 2008 (plus Outlook 2011)
I've been googling and searching itninja all day and not getting the info I need, so I'm putting out this question in the hopes of a KBOX Mac deployment veteran helping me (I consider myself something of a KBOX Windows deployment veteran in that I've got it to install quite a few things with quite a bit of custom code).
Unfortunately, I know very little on Macs (I'm purchasing and downloading books on Mac and Bash right after I post this and complete the other 100 things to do today), for example, I see "scripts" mentioned a lot, sometimes even with examples, unfortunately I have no idea HOW to USE those scripts, for example, if I see a Windows command line script for use with kbox, I know to stick it in a .bat file and just specify it's name (or use "call nameoffile.bat" without quotes unless there's a space in the name), I know's yet know the Mac equivalent, I hear "bash" mentioned, is that the Mac language equivalent?
I've got the VL Mac 2011 install, I'm setup a manage install (I had to make a "guess" one, since this is the first install so it's not listed in KBOX, in fact.. looking at the 2008 install, I'm worried there won't be a "Office" one, and just the individual components.
The problem I also have is most of these Macs have Office 2008 with Outlook 2011 on... don't know how they got them, but regardless I want to just end up with Office 2011, so I probably need to run a script to remove them first?
So far, I've discovered that 10622 isn't unzipping, so I understand you have to do sudo unzip ./filename.zip && rest of your commands (which I thought would be installer -pkg "Office Installer.pkg" -target / but maybe I need the equivalent of call setup.bat for Mac and add this line into, and do the removal stuff before?
On the Windows side, I basically always set it to configure manually, then I create a setup.bat and put it in the zip with the files, inside this bat I can do all the things I need to, call .msi files copy config files, delete shortcuts, add shortcuts, all kinds of things, as well as install.
How do I do the same for Mac basically?