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Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats

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Old 19-10-2007
Bob
 
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Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats

Hi,

Can WSUS be used to push out the "
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007
File Formats"?

If not, is there a way to extract the MSI out of the
FileFormatConverters.exe so that I can use a GPO to push it out?

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Old 20-10-2007
Tom S
 
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No, the MS response was:

"Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007
File Formats was not engineered to be deployed to Microsoft Update and WSUS.
The Pack, as designed, needs to target a language-specific version of Office
XP/2003, and due to the possible MUI combinations available within an
enterprise, there is no way to automatically identify the user's preferred
language. In addition, installing multiple language-specific versions of the
Pack on the same machine is not supported. Therefore, we are requiring
customers to select their preferred language when downloading the Pack from
the Download Center."
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Old 29-10-2007
DaveMills
 
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Re: Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats

Run it on a workstation. Stop at the first prompt. Search for a folder called
O2007cnv and copy it. Deploy the MSI using a GPO

or use FileFormatConverters.exe /extract:c:\temp to get the MSI extracted.


Its quite a while since I did this but it was quite easy.
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Old 14-01-2008
Eric L.
 
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Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats

Could someone please help me locate this hotfix? I find it hard to believe
that this wouldn't be available for WSUS on either WSUS itself or the Update
Catalog, however I can't find it.

Thanks in advance!


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Old 16-01-2008
Lawrence Garvin [MVP]
 
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Re: Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats

Find it hard to believe all you want, but in general =optional= update (or
feature packs) are generally not distributed via WSUS (despite the fact that
there's a Feature Packs update classification that's been in the system
since day one.

Complain to the Microsoft Office team. They're the ones that make the
decisions as to how products/updates will be distributed.
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Old 17-01-2008
Harry Johnston [MVP]
 
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Re: Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint2007 File Formats

The Office product team announced some time ago (sorry I don't have the
reference to hand) that the compatibility pack won't be distributed via WSUS
because of technical complications. I can't say that I understood what the
problem was, something to do with detecting the right language version if I
remember correctly.

Harry.
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