How to deploy the Office Compatibility Pack together with the Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 1

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This article discusses steps that you can use to deploy the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack together with the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 1 (SP1) across multiple users. Therefore, you do not have to deploy these two packages in separate deployment steps.

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Before you follow the steps to deploy these two packages, you must verify that the computer meets the minimum system requirements for installation. For more information about the minimum requirements for installation, see the "System Requirements" section at the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466
If the computer configuration meets these requirements, follow these steps:
  1. Create a new folder. For example, create C:\FileFormatConverters. Then, download the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats package to this folder. To download this package, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466
  2. Create a second folder. For example, create C:\FileFormatConvertersExtract. Then, extract the contents from the package to this folder. To do this, use one of the following procedures, as appropriate for your situation:
    • Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003

      Click Start, click Run, type the following command, and then click OK:
      C:\FileFormatConverters\FileFormatConverters.exe /extract:"C:\FileFormatConvertersExtract"
    • Windows Vista

      Click Start, type the following command in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER:
      C:\FileFormatConverters\FileFormatConverters.exe /extract:"C:\FileFormatConvertersExtract"
    The following files are extracted to the folder:
    • O12Conv.cab
    • O12Conv.msi
    • Readme.htm
    • \Catalog\files12.cat
  3. Create a third folder. For example, create C:\FileFormatConvertersSP1. Then, download the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 1 (SP1) package to this folder. To download this package, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9a1822c5-49c6-47bd-8bec-0d68693ca564
  4. Create a fourth folder. For example, create C:\FileFormatConvertersSP1Extract. Then, extract the contents from the package to this folder. To do this, use one of the following procedures, as appropriate for your situation:
    • Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003

      Click Start, click Run, type the following command, and then click OK:
      C:\FileFormatConvertersSP1\compatibilitypacksp1-kb940289-fullfile-en-us.exe /extract:"C:\FileFormatConvertersSP1Extract"
    • Windows Vista

      Click Start, type the following command in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER:
      C:\FileFormatConvertersSP1\compatibilitypacksp1-kb940289-fullfile-en-us.exe /extract:"C:\FileFormatConvertersSP1Extract"
    The following files are extracted to the C:\FileFormatConvertersSP1Extract folder:
    • O12Convsp1-en-us.msp
    • SupplementalEula_OfficeCompatibilityPack_en-us.txt
  5. Silently install the Office Compatibility Pack together with the Office Compatibility Pack Service SP1. To do this, use one of the following procedures, as appropriate for your situation:
    • Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

      Click Start, click Run, type the following command, and then click OK:
      msiexec /i "C:\FileFormatConvertersExtract \O12Conv.msi" patch="C:\FileFormatConvertersSP1Extract \O12Convsp1-en-us.msp" /qb
      Note The qb switch combination will display the basic UI during the installation.
    • Windows Vista

      Click Start, type the following in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER:
      msiexec /i "C:\FileFormatConvertersExtract \O12Conv.msi" patch="C:\FileFormatConvertersSP1Extract\O12Convsp1-en-us.msp" /qb
      Note The qb switch combination will display the basic UI during the installation.

      Note On Windows Vista, a User Account Control (UAC) dialog box appears. For more information about this Windows Vista security feature and about how to control it, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/aa905117.aspx
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
940289 Description of Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 1
923505 How to install the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack so that you can use earlier versions of Excel, PowerPoint, and Word to open and to save files from 2007 Office programs
For more information about how to use the command-line switches with Windows Installer (Msiexec.exe), click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
227091 Command-Line switches for the Microsoft Windows Installer Tool

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Article ID: 952273 - Last Review: June 21, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
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