February 05, 2007
FYI, System Administrators Only

Microsoft's latest iteration of Office, v2007, cannot be installed via a group policy object. It will not allow you to create the MST file necessary to script the install. This means you either buy their (clunky, awful) SMS server product and pay a per-user license, or you walk to each system and run the install, one at a time.

Which is why we're now in no damned hurry at all to deploy their latest n' greatest.

I am a very unhappy sysadmin right now. Put this up here in the hope that Google will "spread the word."

Posted by scott at February 05, 2007 12:57 PM

eMail this entry!

This isn't 100% true. Check out my blog posts on this topic. I can't seem to post the address here without it thinking its spam but my web site has a link to my blog.

Posted by: Darren Mar-Elia on February 5, 2007 06:25 PM

Considering the "integrated digital rights management" new iterations of Windows are forcing on users, Linux is looking better and better.

Windows Mobile 10 won't even let me create my own playlists any more; instead it forces all my music to be catalogued by "genre" or "artist" according to the DRM info. No DRM info on your homebrew MP3s? Then you don't get to even access the files, you evil pirate.

And then there's Vista's "mix static into the playback if the file doesn't have proper credentials" trick...

Posted by: Tatterdemalian on February 6, 2007 08:21 AM
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