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Run Setup for the 2007 Office system on users' computers

Updated: October 10, 2008

Applies To: Office Resource Kit

This Office product will reach end of support on October 10, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see , Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


Topic Last Modified: 2008-10-10

After you have created a network installation point for the 2007 Microsoft Office system, install Office on a user's computer by running the Setup program. Setup handles all the installation functions for Office, including applying any customizations you have specified.


For information about how to create a network installation point, see Create a network installation point for the 2007 Office system.

To install an Office product

  1. If you have a Setup customization file that you created with the Office Customization Tool (OCT), copy the file to the Updates folder located in the root of the network installation point.

  2. If you have any customizations to make to the Config.xml file, edit the copy of Config.xml located in the product folder in the network installation point. For example, the product folder for Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 is Enterprise.WW.

  3. Run Setup.exe from the root of the network installation point. Setup installs the product that resides in the network installation point, applying the customizations you entered in Config.xml and in the Setup customization file.


If you have multiple Office products on the network installation point, Setup prompts you to select which product you want to install. You can also identify the product to install by using the /config command-line option to specify the Config.xml file that resides in the core product folder for that product. For example, to install Office Enterprise 2007, run Setup.exe /config \server\share\Enterprise.WW\Config.xml. Setup installs the product associated with the Config.xml you specify without prompting you to select the product. For information about how to configure Setup to install more than one Office product during a single installation, see Run arbitrary commands with installations of the 2007 Office system.