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Run this against the client to activate it:
slmgr.vbs /ipk <MultipleActivationKey>
Can this be added to the LANDESK software distribution?
You can copy the SLMGR.vbs to your software share and create a Windows Script Host Package (vbscript) running this, adding it to your scheduled task as final action. Or, create a batch file running slmgr.vbs from c:\windows\system32 and this as package and in your task.
You have a number of options here.
1. As Frank suggested, you could create a second package calling the command line I referenced. No need to copy any files as that vbs is known to the environment on Windows 7.
2. Again, as Frank suggested you could use a batch file that calls the command line for the installation of Office and then the command line I gave you.
3. AutoIT... If you do not know this tool, learn it. It was invaluable to me as a LANDesk Admin before I came to work with LANDesk, and has continued to be a valuable tool.
So, to answer your question, Yes you can add this to the distribution task.
As for 1. Unfortunately, you still need to copy the vbs... Yes, it is known in the environment of Win7, but a LANDesk distribution package will only let you refer to a primary file on a UNC of HTTP path.
Good catch. I meant that for options 2 and 3.
Sorry for asking all these questions, so what I need to do is create a software distribution package for a batch file that copies the SLMGR.vbs to the local computer and then run the command:
slmgr.vbs /ipk <MultipleActivationKey>.
All my users are power users.
If it is a batch file, then you do not need to copy the vbs script. The batch file will find it because it in known to the Windows environment. If you are on 9.5, then you can tell the package what account to run as.
I also have Window XP computers, believe it or not. Is it the same way to activate Office on those computers?
I'm really sorry but I'm not sure how this is set up.
I have a a file called activation.bat and inside is only the line of code you specified: slmgr.vbs /ipk <MultipleActivationKey>
From the package creation, it only allows for msi and .exe, so how can I run this file with the package distribution?
Where I have <MultiActivationKey> that needs to be replaced with the activation key that you have for office.
Create a new software distribution package, choose the time as a batch file, then reference your batch file.
Office should be activated the same way on XP, I believe. You may need to copy the slmgr.vbs to those devices however.
After installing Office, I get a message Outlook is not currently your default program for email, calendar, and contacts. Would you like to make it the default program. Is there a way to automaticlly select this in the MSP? Thanks so much!
Navigate to Features
MS Office Outlook 2010
Make Outlook the default program for E-mail, Contacts, and Calendar
Double-Click the above and select - Enabled.
Does the user have to be logged in for this software package to be deployed?