Bob put a post up on the SG team blog which is a nice post, he has spotted some errors on sequencing Excel 2007. Its a handy FYI post and to be aware of so keep this in the back pocket!!
Here's a problem I ran into a few days ago that I thought was kind of interesting. In case you ever try to sequence Excel 2007 you might appreciate some of the notes I took and what I did to get it working.
Problem: After sequencing Excel 2007 to X:\8.3, the following 2 errors appear when streamed and launched on client:
"2007 Microsoft Office System - Please wait while setup prepares the necessary files.""Windows Installer - Preparing to Install"
Note: The above scenario occurred while sequencing on Windows XP SP2 workstation using the SoftGrid 4.2..0.303 sequencer.
Step 1: Creating the MSP
1. Created clean XP SP2 workstation. The machine has no additional software except Windows Installer 3.1 and Virtual Machine Additions. 2. Copied Office 2007 Enterprise Source to C:\12.0.4518.1014 folder.3. Executed C:\12.0.4518.1014\setup.exe /admin to create new .MSP with the following settings:Install Location: X:\Office\Excel.v4Organization Name: MicrosoftLicensing and user interface:Product Key:xxxxI accept the terms in the License AgreementDisplay Level - Full - defaultCompletion noticeSet feature installation states:Microsoft Office Access: XExcel: Run all from my computerMicrosoft Office Groove: XMicrosoft Office OneNote: XMicrosoft Office Outlook: XMicrosoft Office PowerPoint: XMicrosoft Office Publisher: XOffice Shared Features:Microsoft Office Themes - XNew and Open Microsoft Office Document Shortcuts - XProofing Tools - [F] Optical Character Recognition Modules - XSpelling and Grammar Checkers - XOffice Tools: Run All from My Computer with exception of Microsoft Office Document Imaging (X)Microsoft Office Visio Viewer: XMicrosoft Office Word: XMicrosoft Office InfoPath: X 5. Saved file as Excel2007.msp6. Installed 220.127.116.113 Sequencer
Step 2: Sequencing1. Start the Sequencer, select New Package.2. Suite Name: Off2007_V4, Title: Name, Comments: XP SP2, 32 KB, 0 Compression, X:\Office\excel.v4 - Path: Off2007_V4 - Next3. OS - Windows XP Professional - Finish4. Installation Wizard - Next 5. Sequencing Parameters - Compression Algorithm - Not Compressed, Block Size - 32 KB - Next6. Begin Monitoring7. Start/Run - C:\12.0.4518.1014\setup.exe /adminfile c:\12.0.4518.1014\Excel2007.msp8. Upon completion of installation - Open X:\office\excel.v4\office12\excel.exe9. Privacy Options - Accept defaults - Ok. Select F1 Help.10. Exit Excel. Do not save changes.11. Stop Monitoring.12. Browse for Folder - X:\office\excel.v4 - Ok.13. Monitoring Finished - Next14. Install Wizard - Finish.15. Application Wizard - Next.16. Configure Applications - Remove 2007 Microsoft Office Component, Microsoft Office Diagnostics, and Notepad. Next.17. Launch Applications - Highlight Excel and select Launch.18. Once opened - test F1 Help.19. Exit Excel.20. Launch Applications - Next.21. Sequence Package - Finish.22. On the Virtual Registry tab in the Sequencer, expand the following virtual registry location: User\%SFT_SID% \Software\Microsoft\Office\Common\UserInfo - delete UserInitials and UserName values.23. On the Virtual File System tab, expand the following location: CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON\Microsoft Shared\ink Right-click this entry to clear the virtualized flag. This action lets Tablet PC computers function correctly. 24. File Save. Off2007_V4.sprj in Off2007_V4 Folder.25. Add the following to the .OSD<POLICIES> <LOCAL_INTERACTION_ALLOWED>TRUE</LOCAL_INTERACTION_ALLOWED> </POLICIES>26. Copy to content share.27. Import into Management Console28. Stream to XP SP2 client.
Once I did this, Excel streamed successfully to my Windows XP SP2 client with only the SoftGrid for Windows Desktops, Virtual Machine Additions, Windows XP SP2 installed.
Of course I can't guarantee that this will work in your environment but this seemed to work for me. Hope this helps!