I had to set up an Office 2007 deployment for our clients, and this is the process I followed.

This process installs Office 2007 using a script, Group Policy, and the Office Customization tool. For most organizations, this process is better than using Group Policy Software Installation, since you can fully customize the installation process. After the product is installed, it is no longer managed by the Group Policy; this can be a good thing and a bad thing. One of the nice things about separating it from the Group Policy is that you don’t have to worry as much about moving computers between OUs or changing their Group Policies. If you want to remove the software, you can run a script to remove Office.

This process will remove prior versions of Office 2003.

Note that the following is for Office 2007 Professional Plus downloaded through volume license (see the note on this under the Office Customization Tool, below).

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