How to install Office 2003 or Office XP on a computer that is running Windows Terminal Server

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This step-by-step article describes how to install Microsoft Office 2003 or Microsoft Office XP on either of the following computers:
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer with Terminal Services enabled
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server-based computer with Terminal Services enabled
Note Terminal Server installations are supported only on Enterprise versions of Office XP. However, in Office 2003, both the Retail and Enterprise editions can be installed to a server that has Terminal Services enabled if a license exists for each user who will run any of the Office 2003 programs. See the End User License Agreement for Office for more information.

Before you install Office to the Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services computer, the computer must be configured as follows:
  • Terminal Services is installed and enabled
  • Terminal Services is configured for application server mode for multiple terminal server clients to run Office

How to install Office on a computer that is running Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 with Terminal Services enabled

To install Office on a computer that is running Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 Server with Terminal Services enabled, follow these steps.

Note In Windows Server 2003, the everyone user group has to have read rights at the root to successfully start Office programs. (Typically, the root is drive C.) By default, the everyone user group is not allowed to read the content of drive C.
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs, click Add New Programs, and then click CD or Floppy.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Click Browse.
  5. Locate the root folder of the Office source location, click Setup.exe, and then click Open.

    Setup.exe is added to the command line that appears in the Open box of the Run Installation Program dialog box.
  6. Click Finish to run Office Setup.
  7. If requested, type your customer name and product key (CD key) information in the appropriate boxes, and then click Next.

    Note The Next button is not available until you type a valid product key.
  8. Accept the End User License Agreement, and then click Next.
  9. Specify the location where you want to install Office, and then click Next.
  10. On the Choose which applications for setup to install page, click Next.

    If you click Choose detailed installation options for each application on the Choose which applications for setup to install page, and then click Next, the feature tree appears on the Choose installation options for all Office applications and tools page. Because Office Setup detects that you are using Terminal Services, the only installation states that are available are Not Available and Run from My Computer. By default, some features are set to Not Available. Do not change the installation states of these features to Run from My Computer, because you may experience problems with the Office programs that use these features.

    Warning By default, some features are set to Not Available to make sure that there is optimum performance in a Terminal Server environment, including the elimination of unexpected errors. Do not change the installation states of these features to Run from My Computer.

    Note If your Office source location is an administrative installation, Run from Network is also displayed as an installation state.
  11. On the Begin installation page, click Install.
  12. When you receive a message that the installation completed successfully, click OK, click Next, and then click Finish.

REFERENCES

For more information about how to install and configure Terminal Services, see your Microsoft Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003 documentation and Microsoft Windows online Help.

For more information about how to install and to customize Office 2003 on Terminal Services, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011402071033.aspx
For more information about how to install and to customize Office XP on Terminal Services, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/orkXP/HA011363351033.aspx
For more information about how to customize Office for Terminal Services, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
311241 How to customize Office for Terminal Services
For more information about how to install Office 2003 on a computer that is running Terminal Services, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011402071033.aspx
For more information about how to deploy Office 2003, see the Microsoft Office 2003 Resource Kit. To do so, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/CH011466251033.aspx
For more information about how to deploy Office XP, see the Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit. To do so, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/orkXP/HA011363051033.aspx

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Article ID: 828955 - Last Review: October 11, 2007 - Revision: 8.8
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office XP (Setup)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 64-Bit Datacenter Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Student and Teachers Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Access 2003
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2003
  • Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
  • Microsoft Office Publisher 2003
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
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