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Packaging guide for ThinApp 5.x and Microsoft Office 2010 (2062694)

Details

This article describes the process to be followed while packaging Microsoft Office 2010 family products, including Office 2010, Project 2010, and Visio 2010, with ThinApp 5.x.

For ThinApp 4.x and Office, see Issues with ThinApp 4.x and Microsoft Office 2010 (1022287).

Solution

To capture Microsoft Office 2010 follow these steps

Note: 64-bit Microsoft Office 2010 is only supported when captured on Windows 7.

  1. Extract the Microsoft Office 2010 installation files.
  2. Edit the config.xml file located in the suite.WW directory where suite is the suite of Office you are installing.
  3. Add these lines to the bottom of the file above </ Configuration>

    • For KMS licensing activation:

      <Setting Id="KMSSERVICENAME" Value="kmsserver.domain.com"/>
      <Setting Id="AUTO_ACTIVATE" Value="1"/>

      Note: Replace kmsserver.domain.com with your KMS server name.

    • For MAK licensing activation:

      <PIDKEY Value="AAAAA-BBBBB-CCCCC-DDDDD-EEEEE"/>
      <Setting Id="AUTO_ACTIVATE" Value="1"/>
      <Setting Id="USEROPERATIONS" Value="1"/>

      Note: Replace AAAAA-BBBBB-CCCCC-DDDDD-EEEEE with your MAK information.

      For silent and automatic MAK licensing activation:

      Replace
      <!-- <Display Level="full" CompletionNotice="yes" SuppressModal="no" AcceptEula="no" /> -->
      with
      <Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="yes" />.

  4. Run the Setup Capture wizard and take a prescan.
  5. If the deployment operating systems will not all have the same version of .NET installed, capture .NET. For more information, see Packaging guide for .NET (2069188).
  6. Start the Microsoft Office 2010 setup wizard.
  7. Click Customize for the type of installation.
  8. Click Microsoft Office > Run all from My Computer.
  9. Click Install Now.
  10. Launch an Office component. Disable auto updates, confirm that it is activated, and exit the Office component.
  11. In services.msc, stop the Office Software Protection Platform Service.
  12. Take a Postscan.
  13. If required, modify the Inventory name.
  14. Edit HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.txt and add this entry to the bottom:

    isolation_full HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search\Preferences
    Value=PreventIndexingOutlook
    REG_DWORD=#01#00#00#00"

  15. Build the project.
Note: When using MAK licensing it is not possible to avoid having each end-user activate their Office software on first launch. Only KMS licensing works without any activation on the end-user side.

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