Greg Shields, MVP and partner at Concentrated Technology, has published an article on TechNet Magazine (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/default.aspx) that describes how to deploy Office 2010 by using Group Policy computer startup scripts: Geek of All Trades: Automatically Deploying Microsoft Office 2010 with Free Tools (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff956190.aspx). The article includes information about how to configure a silent installation using the Config.xml file, how to customize Office with the Office Customization Tool, and explains the process of deploying Office 2010 via startup scripts.
Group Policy computer startup scripts are one of the options that administrators can use to deploy Office 2010. They can be used in environments with Active Directory that do not have a software management tool such as Microsoft System Center Essentials, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, or a third party tool. For more information, see the following Office 2010 Resource Kit articles: