I've heard several people ask how to deploy Office 2003 using Microsoft Deployment, as they have been given the impression that Microsoft Deployment doesn't support Office 2003 deployment. While it's true that Microsoft Deployment provides no specific tools or documentation about deploying Office 2003, that doesn't mean you can't do it. Office 2003 is just another application that can be included in your reference image creation process or in your deployment process. You just need to know how to set it up, which is what I want to review in this posting.
(Now, I have to ask: Why are you deploying Office 2003 instead of the 2007 Office system? OK, I've got that off my chest.)
It seems like it's been ages since I worked with Office 2003, so I had to go back and review the steps myself. Here they are in a nutshell when performing a Lite Touch deployment:
Now you're ready to go. You can add this application to an existing task sequence, or you can choose it during the Lite Touch deployment process in the deployment wizard.
If you are performing a Zero Touch deployment using SMS 2003 or System Center Configuration Manager 2007, the steps are the same at least until step 6. Instead of creating an application in the Deployment Workbench, you would create a package with a program to run the same command line, distribution that package to all distribution points, and add it to the task sequences.