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

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    Bob Guest

    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?

  2. #2
    Tom S Guest
    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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    DaveMills Guest

    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.

  4. #4
    Eric L. Guest

    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!



  5. #5
    Lawrence Garvin [MVP] Guest

    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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    Harry Johnston [MVP] Guest

    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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