I have received quite a few comments on my Office 2007 deployment post telling me people were having troubles to make it work. I thought well, let me try this again in my virtual environment from the top and I’ll get some screen shots. I followed my old procedure, everything was good up to the point of applying the MSP file. Like what everyone else was seeing, it didn’t apply it against the machine. Weird I thought, let me try this again, rebooted the virtual PC and cleared the changes. It installed Office 2007 via Group Policy again and again, the MSP file wasn’t applied. I tried chaning the XML file and all that did was prevent the Group Policy from deploying the application. This was a couple of weeks back, and I haven’t had much time to revisit it yet. I see what everyone is saying now.
The differences between my virtual machine lab and the production environment is that the lab is Windows 2003 SP1 and the production environment is Windows 2003 R2. I can’t see that making any difference but you never know. I will try rolling that out in my virtual lab and see what happens.
My interest is peaked now though and I want to solve this problem. I don’t want to have to use SMS or scripts to deploy Office 2007.