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How to deploy software to all computers of enterprise or organization (with Windows Server 2008)

 

Step 1

Download the .msi (Microsoft Installer) file of Classic Menu for Office 2010 or 2007 and save it in a shared network folder of Windows Server 2008;

1. You need to create a shared network folder on your Windows 2008 Server. Please make sure everyone on the network of your enterprise or organization has the read permission to the share folder.
    Shared Network Folder
   
2. Please download the proper .msi file (according to the Classic Menu suite you purchased). And save it in the share network folder.
    Shared Network Folder

 

Step 2

Edit the MSI file with ORCA tool and enter the license name and code;

1. You could edit the MSI file with the ORCA tool. a free utility from Microsoft.

What is ORCA tool, and where to download it?

Orca is part of the Windows SDK. You can download and install the entire Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 iso (1.3 GB) from Microsoft. You also can download only Orca (1.8 MB) from our web site. If you download the SDK, you only need to install the Win32 Developer Tools part of it. Within C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\...\Bin, find Orca.msi and install it.


    edit the MSI file with the ORCA tool


 
2. You could enter the license name and license code into the properties. Select Property in the Tables (on the left side). Find and change the value of the property "PROP_LICENSENAME" (on the right side) to your license name that we sent to you. Find and change the value of the property "PROP_LICENSECODE" to your license code.
    enter license name and code


Step 3

Deploy the .msi file with Domain Policy Management.

1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Group Policy Management.

2. In the console tree, click your domain.

3. Right click Default Domain Policy, or other group policy object that you want, and then click Edit.

4. Under Computer Configuration, expand Software Settings.

5. Right-click Software installation, point to New, and then click Package.

6. In the Open dialog box, select the MSI package in the shared network folder. Please make sure that select the package in the "Network" (begin with \\) but not "Computer". It is as following.

Important: Make sure that you use the UNC path to the shared installer package.

     Click to View The Movie

 

    select the package in the 'Network'

 

   

7. Click Open.

8. Click Assigned, and then click OK. The package is listed in the right pane of the Group Policy window.

9. Close the Group Policy snap-in, click OK, and then quit the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in.

10. When the client computers in your enterprise/organization start, the managed software package is automatically installed.

    The package is listed in the right pane of the Group Policy window

 


 

More Info

Some important properties of the MSI package file

PROP_HIDEALLMENUITEM:
1: Don't show the "All" menu item in Menus tab.
0: Show the "All" menu item in Menus tab (recommended).

PROP_HIDEBUILDINTABS:
1: Hide all built-in tabs on the ribbon of Office 2007.
0: Don't hide.

PROP_SHOWATLAST:
1: Show the Menus tab on the right of Home tab.
0: Show the Menus tab on the left of Home tab (recommended).

PROP_LICENSENAME: Your license name.

PROP_LICENSECODE: Your license code.

Multiple Languages

The single installation package file includes all languages support and automatically shows the menus and toolbars in the language of Microsoft Office 2007 (or 2010) on the client computer.

Related Article

Click How to use Group Policy to remotely install software in Windows Server 2003 to learn more about the deploying Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise or other software in enterprise or organization.

 

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