Friday, March 2, 2012

Office 2007 Sequencing Recipe

Hello,

I had a tough time sequencing office 2007 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939796) as i am new to sequencing and faced one issue that seemed difficult to solve. After launching Microsoft Word i got the following error

"2007 Microsoft Office System - Please wait while setup prepares the necessary files."
"Windows Installer - Preparing to Install"

I found a KB article which explained exactly what i need to do
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928091

Here is an extract which i followed to eliminate the error
To bypass the auto-registration for Word 2007, follow these steps:
  1. Exit Word 2007.
  2. Start Registry Editor.
    • In Windows Vista, click Start
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      the Start button
      , type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

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      User Account Control permission
      If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
    • In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  3. Locate and then click to select the following registry subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options
  4. After you select the subkey that is specified in step 3, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD Value.
  5. Type NoReReg, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click NoReReg, and then click Modify.
  7. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  8. On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.

This solved the issue for me and i could successfully sequence the app

Cheers!
Hitesh

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