[Faccus] Re: [Fwd: Re: [Isthd] Office 2007 on Podium Computers]
delattre at uwaterloo.ca
Tue Jul 31 15:19:19 EDT 2007
On the weekend I upgraded Office XP to Office 2007 as a friendly
service to IST.
The original policy on the AVPC's was taken from the Engineering Staff
and Faculty policy, which we upgraded on July 24, 2007.
In order to allow for a different upgrade schedule for AVPC, I had to
unlink the old policy and link a new identical policy for the AVPC's
on July 20. This sometimes causes issues if workstations are not
properly authenticated to the domain, are not properly set up or are
not turned on to get the new policy.
Over the weekend I initiated the installation process for 110
workstations, however only 56 reported back. 54 workstations were
either not turned on, were not connected to the domain properly or
were not setup correctly to receive policy updates.
I did inform both Tim and Andrea of my findings.
I had a quick check for both workstations. Nexus-mc1052 cannot be
managed, which usually means that the workstation does not
authenticate properly to active directory. As for avpc-bio271, the
installation process seemed to be interupted. I do not know if it was
user-initiated or system-initiated.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [Isthd] Office 2007 on Podium Computers
> Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 13:48:59 -0400
> From: Robert Yawney <ryawney at uwaterloo.ca>
> To: Tim Farrell <tim at ist.uwaterloo.ca>, <isthd at mailman.uwaterloo.ca>,
> <faccus at lists.uwaterloo.ca>
> CC: ray at engmail.uwaterloo.ca, hon at engmail.uwaterloo.ca,
> dmadge at uwaterloo.ca, ktownsend at uwaterloo.ca, mdavid at uwaterloo.ca,
> rbboehm at artsmail.uwaterloo.ca, vlufer at uwaterloo.ca
> References: <008e01c7ca31$522c4630$1e6d6181 at ads.uwaterloo.ca>
> Hello Ray or Hon
> I believe there may be a problem with the deployment/push-out of Office
> 2007 to the e-classroom pcs. The pcs can't connect to the network resource
> (i.e. "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that
> is unavailable. Click okay to try again of choose an alternate
> path...containing ProPlusWW.msi ...Use Source:
> I checked this on the nexus pc in the CHIP: nexus-mc1052 also a report
> this morning regarding avpc-bio271
> Please advise. Thank you. Rob Yawney
> At 02:19 PM 7/19/2007, Tim Farrell wrote:
>> Please be advised that the version of MS Office on the e-classroom
>> podiums computers that IST maintain is going to be upgrade to
>> Office 2007 sometime after classes end on July 27 2007
>> Tim Farrell
>> Information Systems and Technology, MC-1034, University of Waterloo.
>> Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1 (519)888-4567 X35189
>> Isthd mailing list
>> Isthd at lists.uwaterloo.ca
> Rob Yawney
> Desktop Deployment Specialist
> Desktop Support Group / Client Services / IST
> University of Waterloo
> 519.888.4567 ext. 36349
> ryawney at ist.uwaterloo.ca
> Math & Computer Building MC1063
> "...you can analyse the past but you have to design the future."
> Edward de Bono from the book New Thinking for the New Millennium
Daniel Delattre System Integration Specialist
delattre at uwaterloo.ca Engineering Computing
(519) 888-4567 ext. 35889 PHy 3014
http://www.eng.uwaterloo.ca/~delattre University of Waterloo
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