Jun 29, 2011

Slipstream Office 2010 SP1

Quick blog post to remember the commands for slipstreaming service packs into an Office Distribution point...

First, your distribution point should contain all the files/folders off the Office installation media.

Basically, what you want to do is extract the contents from the Service Pack, and place the files in the ‘Updates’ folder.  This will ensure that each time Office is installed fresh, that it will integrate the service pack immediately.

So, first step is to obtain the service packs:

Navigate to the:  Office 2010 SP1 KB2460049 article to download:

NOTE: Choose the Service Pack based on version (x86 or x64) of Office you have installed.

Once you have the files, run the following commands:

NOTE: This example uses the path "C:\Office2010_SP1Download\" as the folder containing the service pack, and "C:\Office2010x86\" as the source of the Office Installation media.

For x86:
"C:\Office2010_SP1Download\officesuite2010sp1-kb2460049-x86-fullfile-en-us.exe" /extract:"C:\Office2010x86\Updates"

For x64:
"C:\Office2010_SP1Download\officesuite2010sp1-kb2460049-x64-fullfile-en-us.exe" /extract:"C:\Office2010x64\Updates"

That’s about it!  Now you can open the ‘updates’ folder, and you should see all the service pack files...

As always, test it before deployment...(Virtual Machines are your friend!)

Good Luck!

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