Additional Office 2010 features automation

Posted by robd on February 09, 2012
Office 2010
For a upcoming Notes to Exchange migration I’ve had to come up with a method to amend an office installation on a desktop to add Outlook 2010!!

 

After much pondering and searching the internet I found this method:

 

Use the Office Setup Admin switch (setup.exe /admin) to create a new MSP file with all the features you need.

 

For example:

 

Start > Run

 

\\server\share\office2010\setup.exe /admin

 

Choose your version I.e. Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 (32-bit):

 

 

Choose your OpenDocument Format i.e. I chose Keep Current Settings:

 

 

Go through the setup Choosing a Installation paths, company name etc:

 

 

I also like to specify the installation to be quiet:

 

 

Now On the Features section Choose the extra bits you need which in my case was Outlook 2010 But you could also remove features here like Office tools etc:

 

Finish the settings and save the msp to a share.

 

Once you’re ready to deploy (or test) you’ll need to add this line to a batch script and run it on a test machine:

 


Example batch Script:

 

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