[Faccus] Re: [Fwd: Re: [Isthd] Office 2007 on Podium Computers]

Daniel Delattre delattre at uwaterloo.ca
Tue Jul 31 15:19:19 EDT 2007

Hello everyone!

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:
> C:\MSCCache\AllUsers\{90120000-0011-000000.....)
> 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
>> https://lists.uwaterloo.ca/mailman/listinfo/isthd
> 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

More information about the Faccus mailing list