Tryin to keep things going around here....need some advice.
I have Win2003 servers and Active Directory.....single domain....approx. 100 client computers.....one location.
Am upgrading all computers from Office XP to Office 2003.
Install Office 2003 and all updates remotely without going to each machine.
I tried the method of creating a network share with a compressed CD image, and chaining the updates with OHotFix.exe, but the installation and updates both fail if the users are not administrators of their local machine.
The other method I tried was to use group policy and assign the installation.
This worked well, but does not support chaining....so I cannot run the updates.....and once again, I can't just supply a path for users to run the updates, because they aren't local admins.
Now for the questions:
1. Can you send out updates for office with group policy?
2. Are there any other methods out there that you all use/know to get this done fairly easily?
3. What about WSUS? Would it be a good solution? I have no experience with it.
I have read through and searched a lot of material, but haven't found the answers I'm looking for.
Any ideas? How do you all do it?
Are your clients all Win XP? If so, you could install the software using Group Policy then use Microsoft update on them all to download and install the Office 2003 updates automatically (that would mean setting up each machine individually though). The alternative to Microsoft Update is to use WSUS on a server which you can manage centrally with no intervention needed by the users.
Last Wiki Answer Submitted: August 3, 2006 6:52 am by ITBird15 pts.