You cannot locate the registry entry after you use the Office Customization Tool to add an additional installation point to a 2007 Office suite installation

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SYMPTOMS

After you use the Microsoft Office Customization Tool (OCT) to add an additional installation point to a 2007 Microsoft Office suite installation, you cannot locate the registry entry. The additional installation point does not appear as a Microsoft Windows Installer source for a 2007 Office product in the registry under the following registry key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products

CAUSE

This issue occurs because the 2007 Office suites use an additional installation point only to maintain the integrity of the files that are cached in the Local Installation Source (LIS) in the MSOCache folder. Because the installation is launched from the MSOCache folder after the cache has been built, the LIS is the location that is registered by Windows Installer.

STATUS

This behavior is by design.

MORE INFORMATION

When you use the OCT to add an additional installation point to the 2007 Office suite, the registry information is located under one or more subkeys of the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Delivery\SourceEngine\Downloads

REFERENCES

For more information about how to use the OCT, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/8faae8a0-a12c-4f7b-839c-24a66a531bb51033.mspx?mfr=true

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Article ID: 925829 - Last Review: October 15, 2007 - Revision: 1.4
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
  • Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
  • Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2007
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