Software Deployment Question
Cannot prevent M$ Project 2013 install from auto restart
I am getting ready to deploy Office 2013, including Project 2013 and Visio 2013 to our users. In general, all machines will be Win7 currently running Office 2010. The issue I am having involves the situation where Office and Project and Lync 2010 are installed on the PC.
I am using SCCM 2012 SP1 R2 and have created a Task Sequence that does the following..
Uninstalls Project 2010/Installs Project 2013 (conditions set to determine if it exists)
Uninstalls Visio 2010/Installs Visio 2013 (conditions set to determine if it exists)
Uninstalls Lync 2010 (conditions set to determine if it exists)
Uninstalls Office 2010/Installs Office 2013 (conditions set to determine if it exists)
Project has been configured via the Office Customization Tool to hide updates and auto activate. I have made changes to the config.xml file per Tech Net's instructions to prevent the PC from rebooting.
These are the elements I have altered:
<Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="Never" />
<Setting Id="REBOOT" Value="ReallySuppress" />
The problem is, whenever any Office app is open during the install (even Lync) the Project 2010 uninstall/2013 install task automatically reboots the PC mid-task sequence. Even though it is running the following command line to install:
setup.exe /adminfile project.MSP /config prjpro.ww\config.xml
I am trying to avoid making the users have to close Lync since it opens automatically for most of them and will force the extra reboot if its still open when the install office kicks off. Does anyone have any other ideas?