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Installing Office 2007 or 2010 keeps failing with error 2203 (Windows 7)

I was recurrently getting the following error when installing Office 2007 or 2010 on Windows 7:

Error 2203. An Internal Error has occurred. (C:WindowsInstaller******.ipi – 2147287035 ) Contact Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS) for assistance. For information about how to contact PSS, see C:usersmy_userAppDataLocalTempSetup00000420PSS10R.CHM

(The .ipi file being everytime different)

Looking for a solution, I first found this link which suggested to restart Windows Installer service, and give Full Control permission to “Everyone” on %TEMP% folder.

Unfortunately for me, this never happen to solve my issue.

I finally thought about Windows Clean Boot: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135 .

Here follow the steps I used to install correctly Office:

1. Click Start and type "msconfig.exe" in the Start Search box. Press Enter.

2. On the General tab, choose Selective Startup and clear the "Load Startup Items" check box.

3. In the "Services" tab, check "Hide all Microsoft Services" and click disable all.

4. In the "Startup" tab, click "Disable all".

5. Click OK.

6. Restart the computer and try to install Office again. The installation should execute perfectly.

7. After the installation, go back to msconfig.exe and select “Normal startup”. This should also bring back all previous configurations in “Services” and “Startup” tabs.

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Posted by on August 1, 2011 in Windows 7

 

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Set Out-Of-Office for a user without using his credentials

I was contacted by the HR department to find a solution to set Out-Of-Office on behalf of users unavailable because of sickness. We are running Exchange 2007 SP1 Rollup 10.

I wanted to avoid dealing with upgrading to SP2 as I found an interesting page explaining the new Powershell commands available to respond to this request with this Service Pack. Here is the solution I successfully used: simple and efficient. On this page, you will find a link to downlad EWSOofUtil DLL.

Great thanks to Glen Scales!

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2010 in Exchange 2007

 

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Office 2010 Editions

In the MVLS website, I was looking for the next version of Office 2007 Enterprsise Edition, in the 2010 family. Nowhere I could find Office 2010 Enterprise Edition. So I called our Technical Account Manager who explained me that Office 2010 does not come in “Enterprise Edition”, but in “Professional Plus Edition” instead…

Finally I went to Technet website and found this listing:

Six editions of the Microsoft Office 2010 suites are available — three user versions and three business versions — depending on an organization’s needs and licensing requirements. These include the following editions: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010
Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010
Microsoft Office Standard 2010
Microsoft Office Professional 2010
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
Microsoft Office Professional Academic 2010

I should have read this first!

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2010 in Did you Know?

 

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