How shall I deploy MS Office 2010?
i am trying to deploy office 2010 for the first time in kace, whats the best way i can get this deployment done.
Run your setup.exe /admin and customize it the way you need it. This will create a msp. From there you can use this command line and create a managed install for it. setup.exe /adminfile .msp
+1 to dgullet's instructions. I would just add a couple things:
Install the program manually on one machine first (I always use a test machine), run Inventory and then select it from the Inventory > Software list to upload the zipped file (Uploaded & Associate File). From the, it should appear in the Managed Install screen's Software drop-down list (at the top).
Also, make sure you zip the setup files and folders, not the containing folder.
In other words zip this stuff:
To expand on jverbosk's answer, there will normally be a software inventory entry for the Office suite and for the individual components themselves. For this, you would upload your software package to the suite. The title will vary by version, but mine is "Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010".
Also, if you are deploying the 32 bit and 64 bit versions, you will need to use a custom inventory rule in separate software inventory items to tell them apart.
It would be something like this for the x86 install:
RegistryValueEquals(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook, Bitness, x86)
More info on this can be found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee681792.aspx
The following example shows how to use the OCT to set silent installation options, enter a MAK product key, and specify the AUTO_ACTIVATE property value for automatic activation.
To configure silent installation and automatic activation options in the OCT
Run the OCT by typing setup.exe /admin at the command line from the root of the network installation point that contains the Office 2010 source files. For example, use \\server\share\Office14\setup.exe /admin.
To set silent installation options, select Licensing and user interface in the left pane, select None in the Display level drop-down box, select Suppress modal, clear the Completion notice check box, and then select I accept the terms in the License Agreement.
To enter a MAK key, select Licensing and user interface in the left pane, and in the right pane select Enter another product key, add your organization's MAK product key for Office 2010 in the Product key text box.
To set automatic activation options, select Modify Setup properties on the left pane, and then click Add in the right pane.
In the Add Property Value dialog box, in the Name box, type AUTO_ACTIVATE. Note that property names must be uppercase.
In the Value box, type 1, and then click OK.
When you complete your customizations in the OCT, click Save as on the File menu to save the Setup customization .msp file.