The goal of this document is to demonstrate one particular way that Microsoft Office 2007 can be sequenced using Microsoft SoftGrid 4.2. It’s not the only way, or the best way, it’s just one way that seems to work well for me. I have not fully tested every single Office related function within this package so it’s possible there could be issues although I’ve yet to come across any. Before you begin your own Office sequencing project I would highly recommend that you read this document fully along with KB939796 – Prescriptive guidance for sequencing 2007 Office programs in Microsoft SoftGrid. All of the steps are in these documents for a reason so failure to follow any one can potentially lead to total failure of your package.
This document assumes that the reader is already well versed with Sequencing Best Practices and is experienced in using the SoftGrid admin console, managing virtualized applications and publishing them to users. If not, those areas may be a better place to start. I will also repeat that this recipe has not been fully tested so if you use this guide you will need to ensure that it fulfills the requirements of your particular environment. That means it’s your responsibility to test it before rolling out. There are many ways to install Microsoft Office 2007 and way more features than I could even count so it would be impossible for me to test each one in any meaningful way.