I have a system with windows 2003 server and several windows XP and Windows 7 clients. I have created GPOs to install required softwares on clients. Sometimes I directly access the deploy directory and install the software manually. So I had added all workstations to office 2007 GPO. All windows 7 and most XP workstation got installed with Office 2007 without any problem. but there are couple of windows XP desktop that do not have office 2007 yet. when the PC starts, the installation begins and it just disappears without an error. I tried to install manually from the deploy directory, same result. the installation begins and disappears. Though we have a policy to install softwares only through GPO, I copied the installation folder locally and tried to install that way. Same result.
I checked the event viewer on clients and there is this event:
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Description: Product: Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2007 -- Configuration failed.
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When doing Manual installation from the deploy directory and from locally copied installation folder, I have logged in as administrator.
As All windows 7 machines and most of the XP machines get the Office 2007 standard installed via GPO, I am positive that there is no issue with server and policy. Also the same error occurs no matter how i install it: GPO, network directory or the locally copied setup. Other software are installed without any problem (I have installed office 2007 compatibility pack, IE8, Chrome without any problem.)