I recently research this topic for a customer starting to use the latest Microsoft Deployment tool. The confusion comes from the seemingly conflicting statements on Microsoft.com as to whether Microsoft Deployment supports Office 2003.


“This release of BDD supports deployment of the 2007 Office system, but drops support for Microsoft Office 2003.  Office 2003 deployment guidance is now available separately.”


“Microsoft Deployment Solution Accelerator, which is the next version of Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007, delivers end-to-end guidance for the efficient planning, building, testing, and deployment of Windows operating systems, the 2007 Microsoft Office system, and Microsoft Office 2003.”


What was dropped from the tool is the guidance for deploying Office 2003.  The tool itself can still be used to deploy Office 2003 and many other applications as well.