Continuing on from Sequencing Office 2010 for App-V, Part 1, Matt and Jason from 43Tc to share their real world experiences with Office 2010 and App-V and provide guidance on sequencing Office for App-V. In part 2 we look at preparing the sequencing workstation.
It is recommended to sequence using the same OS on the sequencer that will be used on the clients. For the purposes of this guide, please sequence on Windows 7 x86.
Note: App-V 4.6 SP1 is REQUIRED for sequencing Office 2010 using the steps in this guide.
Note: The above two components are built-in to Windows 7. Installers for XP or Vista can be found at http://download.microsoft.com.
Along with providing licensing capabilities, the Office 2010 Deployment Kit for App-V provides "Feature Proxies" which are designed to facilitate the enhanced integration with the operating system to allow the use of features like:
Download the Office 2010 Deployment Kit for App-V to your desktop from here.
Remember: Download the x86 version!
Now it is time to set up the Deployment Kit to handle Volume License Activation. Perform ONE of the following options (IMPORTANT: Commands are cAsE SeNsItIvE)
If you are using KMS activation, enter the following command:
msiexec /i OffVirt.msi ADDLOCAL=Click2runMapi,Click2runOWSSupp,Click2runWDS,OSpp,OSpp_Core PROPLUS=1
Note: If you are using Office 2010 Standard, replace PROPLUS=1 in the line above with STANDARD=1
If you are using MAK activation, enter the following command:
msiexec /i OffVirt.msi ADDLOCAL=Click2runMapi,Click2runOWSSupp,Click2runWDS,OSpp,OSpp_Core PIDKEYS=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX USEROPERATIONS=1
Note: The above command is all one line, but is not actually a valid multiple activation key (surprise!). Enter your organization's own MAK in place of the xxxxx's.
Now that the sequencing workstation is set up, we are ready to sequence Office 2010… in Part 3!