Microsoft Office Administrator Read Me File
August 2000
(c) Microsoft Corporation, 2000. All rights reserved.
This document provides late-breaking or other information that is relevant to deploying Microsoft Office 2001 for Mac in an organization, and is current as of the date above. After that date, you can find more current information and resources on the Microsoft MacTopia Web site at <http://www.microsoft.com/macoffice/>.
For further technical assistance with Microsoft Office 2001, you can also consult Microsoft's online support resources and search for technical information from Microsoft Product Support Services. To search online support services, go to <http://support.microsoft.com>.
 
CONTENTS
1 Installing Microsoft Office 2001 for Mac
1.1 Running the Microsoft Office Installer Program
1.2 Using the Drag-and-Drop Method
1.3 Installing Microsoft Office Without Fonts
1.4 Setting Up a Network Installation Point
1.4.1 Creating a Network Installation Point
1.4.2 Customizing a Network Installation Point
1.4.3 Restoring the Registration Dialog Box
1.4.4 Deploying Microsoft Office 2001 from a Network Installation Point
2 Installing Value Pack Components
2.1 Installing Value Pack Components on a Hard Disk
2.2 Adding Value Pack Components to a Network Installation Point
3 Running Microsoft Office 2001 from the CD-ROM or over a Network
4 Installing Microsoft Internet Explorer 5
5 Uninstalling Microsoft Office 2001
6 Known Issues
6.1 Storing Microsoft Office 2001 Files on Microsoft Windows Servers
 
If you manage a few dozen to a few thousand Macintosh computers, you will appreciate the installation and management options available in Microsoft Office 2001 for Mac. Enterprise deployment options include both an installer program and drag-and-drop installation. Office is highly resilient; it can replace missing files and fix other problems automatically. This document describes enterprise deployment strategies for Office.
You can install Office 2001 on a client computer from either the Microsoft Office 2001 CD-ROM or a network server. If you choose to install Office 2001 from the CD-ROM, both the CD-ROM and a CD-ROM drive must be physically present at the client computer. If you choose to install Office 2001 from a network server, a network connection must be present during installation. Also, if you plan to share Office files over the network, a continuous network connection must be present while Office is running on the client computer.
 
Regardless of the installation media you choose, Office 2001 supports two installation strategies:
• Running the Microsoft Office Installer program
• Using the drag-and-drop method
1.1 Running the Microsoft Office Installer Program
The Microsoft Office Installer program supports two installation options:
• Easy Install Installs the Microsoft Entourage, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint components that most Office users are likely to use. Easy install adds all files and is the same as a complete Custom Install.
• Custom Install Installs only those Office components that you select.
Neither option installs the Value Pack components or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5. For information about installing these components, see sections 2 and 4.
1.2 Using the Drag-and-Drop Method
The drag-and-drop method allows you to simply drag the Microsoft Office 2001 folder from either the Microsoft Office 2001 CD-ROM or a network server to a hard disk. The drag-and-drop method automatically installs all of the Microsoft Entourage, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint components that most Office users are likely to use.
If you use the drag-and-drop method to install Office, the first time a user starts an Office program, Office copies several required files to the System Folder on the local hard disk. This process is referred to as First Run Installation. First Run Installation might take several minutes to complete but, once finished, is not typically required again, and Office applications start more quickly thereafter.
First Run Installation gives Office a high level of resiliency. If a user inadvertently removes required Office files from the System Folder, Office detects this and replaces the missing files from the Microsoft Office 2001 folder the next time an Office program is started. First Run Installation also allows Office to resume working in the event that a user performs a clean system install when upgrading to a new release of the Mac OS or makes changes to a hard disk in other ways, such as changing its name. Moving the entire Microsoft Office 2001 folder to a different location on a hard disk likewise does not affect Office. However, you and your users must not change the folder structure in the Microsoft Office 2001 folder in any way.
 
1.3 Installing Microsoft Office Without Fonts
You can create an installation of Microsoft Office 2001 that does not include fonts and will never add fonts during First Run Installation.
To install Office without fonts:
1. Start the Microsoft Office installer program.
2. On the pop-up menu in the upper-left corner, click Custom Install.
3. Click the Office Tools triangle, and then clear the Microsoft TrueType Fonts check box.
4. Click Install.
TIP: The resulting installation of Microsoft Office 2001 can be copied to a network installation point and will work exactly as a drag-and-drop installation does except that it does not install any fonts.
1.4 Setting Up a Network Installation Point
By setting up a network installation point, you can easily deploy either a standard or custom version of Microsoft Office 2001 throughout your organization. To do so:
1. Create a network installation point.
2. Customize the network installation point (optional).
The following sections describe each of these steps in more detail.
1.4.1 Creating a Network Installation Point
You can create a network installation point on a Macintosh file server, a Windows 2000 or NT server with Macintosh Services, or another type of server that has been properly configured to work with Macintosh client computers. You must first install Office on a local volume and then copy it to the network installation point you desire.
To create a network installation point:
1. Double-click the Microsoft Office Installer program.
2. On the pop-up menu in the upper-left corner, click Custom Install.
3. Select the check box next to each component that you want to include in the installation.
4. On the Install Location pop-up menu, ensure that you have selected a local volume.
5. Click Install.
6. Enter the name and organization you want to use in all subsequent installations of Office created from this installation point.
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Enter any values you want now; you can undo this action at a later time if you prefer that users be prompted for this information during subsequent installations of Office from this installation point.
7. Enter and confirm your 10-digit CD key. The Office components you selected are installed on the volume you specified.
8. Mount the network volume on which you want to create an installation point.
9. Drag the Microsoft Office 2001 folder that you just created on the local volume to the network installation point.1.4.2 Customizing a Network Installation Point
You can customize Office 2001 installations by adding custom components to the Microsoft Office 2001 folder on a network installation point. For example, you can add custom templates and startup documents.
To customize a network installation point:
1. On the network installation point, open the Microsoft Office 2001 folder.
2. Move or copy custom component files to the appropriate location in the Microsoft Office 2001 folder on the network installation point.
 
2 Installing Value Pack Components
You can install Value Pack components on a client computer from either the Microsoft Office 2001 CD-ROM or a network server. However, you must install Microsoft Office 2001 on the client computer before you can install Value Pack components.
You should use only the Value Pack Installer program to install Value Pack components because only the Value Pack Installer program correctly installs the appropriate support files in the local System Folder.
2.1 Installing Value Pack Components on a Hard Disk
You can install Value Pack components on a hard disk from either the Microsoft Office 2001 CD-ROM or a network server.
To install Value Pack components on a hard disk:
1. Insert the Microsoft Office 2001 CD-ROM in the appropriate drive.
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Connect to the network volume that contains the Value Pack folder, if you copied the Value Pack folder to a network server.
2. Open the Value Pack folder.
3. Double-click the Value Pack Installer program, and then do one of the following:
To install only specific components, select the check box next to each component that you want to install.
To install all components, click Select All.
4. Click Install.
NOTE: You can install Value Pack components on a hard disk only if Microsoft Office 2001 is already installed on the disk.
2.2 Adding Value Pack Components to a Network Installation Point
The Value Pack Installer program cannot be used to install components on a network server. Therefore, you must use the drag-and-drop method to add Value Pack components to a network installation point.
NOTE: The following Value Pack components cannot be added to a network installation point by using the drag-and-drop method.
Handheld Synchronization
Microsoft Query
Fonts
To deploy these components to client computers, you must run the Value Pack Installer program from either a network server or the Microsoft Office 2001 CD-ROM and install the components on each local hard disk. This ensures that any required support files for the components are correctly installed in the System or other folder on each client computer.
To add Value Pack components to a network installation point:
1. If you have not already done so, create a network installation point for Office.
2. Insert the Microsoft Office 2001 CD-ROM in the appropriate drive.
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Mount the network volume that contains the Value Pack folder, if you copied the Value Pack folder to a network server.
3. Open the Value Pack folder.
4. Drag the components you want to add from the Value Pack folder to the appropriate location in the Microsoft Office 2001 folder on the network installation point.
 
NOTE: Most Value Pack components, such as text converters, must be copied to a specific folder to function properly. In most cases, the Value Pack folder in which a component is stored corresponds to the Microsoft Office 2001 folder it should be copied to. For example, the Value Pack:Shared Applications:Text Converters folder contains components that should be copied to the Microsoft Office 2001:Shared Applications:Text Converters folder on the network installation point.3 Running Microsoft Office 2001 from the CD-ROM or over a Network
Microsoft Office 2001 can be run directly from the Microsoft Office 2001 CD-ROM or from a network server, but with lesser performance than when run locally. When running an Office program from the CD-ROM or a network server, the system must preload the program and all shared libraries from the CD-ROM or network server to memory before it can run. This means that the program will start very slowly. However, once the program is running, it should perform normally.
In addition, the first time an Office program is run directly from the Microsoft Office 2001 CD-ROM or from a network server, First Run Installation copies Office system files to the local System Folder, and creates Preference files in the local System Folder:Preferences folder. After First Run Installation is complete, the program opens. When the program is subsequently run, First Run Installation does not typically occur, and the program starts more quickly.
 
4 Installing Microsoft Internet Explorer 5
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 for the Macintosh is included on the Microsoft Office 2001 CD-ROM but it cannot be installed by using the Microsoft Office 2001 Installer program or the Value Pack Installer program. Internet Explorer can be installed by using the drag-and-drop method described in section 1.2. This method allows you or your users to install Internet Explorer by dragging the Internet Explorer 5 folder to their hard disk from either the Microsoft Office 2001 CD-ROM or a network server.
If you plan to deploy Internet Explorer throughout your organization, you can easily do so by using the Microsoft Internet Explorer Administrator Kit (IEAK). The IEAK enables you to deploy, customize, and maintain Internet Explorer from one central location and across multiple platforms. For more information about or to download the IEAK, go to <http://www.microsoft.com/ie/ieak/>.5 Uninstalling Microsoft Office 2001
To uninstall Microsoft Office 2001, drag the Microsoft Office 2001 folder to the Trash. By doing so, you will remove all Office programs, Value Pack components, templates, and other files that have been installed or stored in the Microsoft Office 2001 folder. Therefore, before you drag the folder to the Trash, you should verify that the Microsoft Office 2001 folder does not contain any data or other types of files that you do not want to delete.
By dragging the Microsoft Office 2001 folder to the Trash, you ensure that files that are stored in the System Folder and might be used by other programs are not deleted.6 Known Issues
6.1 Storing Microsoft Office 2001 Files on Microsoft Windows Servers
If a file was created by a Microsoft Office 97/98/2000 program and it has been stored on a network server that is running Windows 2000 or Windows NT 4 or later with SFM, the file type and creator attributes of the file are reset to those of a Microsoft Office 4.2 file. Server administrators should update SFM type/creator mappings to match those of Office 2001 files.
 

 

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