Thursday, 6 May 2010

Deploying Office 2010 via Group Policy

We are getting ready to bump all of our clients that have Open Value agreements up to Office 2010.

We will be using the 32bit version of Office 2010 since that will mean that we can use our existing GPO based script with some tweaks to the settings.

If we went to deploy the 64bit version of Office, we would need to look at significant changes to the script. So, we will leave that for now.

Also, Microsoft has a “strong suggestion” on their Open Value download page stating that we should be deploying 32bit versions by default. So, for now we will be doing so.

We do have the 64bit versions installed here in the office to see what the differences may be. We shall also keep an eye on the 64bit product’s stability.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

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