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Supported installation methods for the 2007 Office suites
Article ID: 924621 - View products that this article applies to.
For a Microsoft Office 2003 version of this article, see 828377
For a Microsoft Office XP version of this article, see 298043
For a Microsoft Office 2000 version of this article, see 244421
This article discusses the supported installation methods for 2007 Microsoft Office suites.
To install a 2007 Office suite on a workstation, use one of the following supported methods:
297033To create a system image that includes the 2007 Office programs, and to replicate that image on the target computers, follow these steps:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297033/ )Description of the Office Deployment Advisory service
Microsoft cannot fully support image installations that are created by using a third-party utility because Microsoft cannot guarantee that a third-party product will successfully install a 2007 Office suite. We cannot guarantee that a third-party product will accurately install all the necessary files to the correct locations or that the third-party product will create all the required registry entries.
Product Support Engineers can provide only commercially reasonable effort support on the actual image file that is used to install a 2007 Office suite. Product Support Engineers will continue to support the 2007 Office applications, and the deployment of those applications that are listed under supported methods. However, support for the actual image will be limited to commercially reasonable effort only. Commercially reasonable effort support for the image file includes troubleshooting and reverse engineering troubleshooting.
Note The method of reverse engineering troubleshoots installation by removing non-Microsoft components or by removing individual Microsoft components.
For more information about how to create custom CDs or hard-disk images, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Troubleshooting an installation of OfficeIf you have problems running the 2007 Office Setup program, contact Microsoft Product Support Services. If you have problems installing 2007 Microsoft Office suites by using a Microsoft utility other than the Setup program, contact the correct Microsoft product support group. If you are using a third-party utility, contact the manufacturer of that product.
Use the following methods to troubleshoot problems that you have when you install a 2007 Office suite:
For information about how to deploy 2007 Office with Systems Management Server, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 924621 - Last Review: October 15, 2007 - Revision: 1.7