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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Installing Office from a Network

If you have access to a network and you have purchased a Select or Enterprise version of Office XP, you can set up Office so that users install from a shared folder on a network server. This approach has significant advantages over the tedious alternative of performing a CD-based install for each user:

Note

This option was previously available with the retail and OEM versions of Office 2000. With Office XP, attempting to use the administrative setup option with a retail or OEM CD will produce an error message.

  • Users can install Office on their schedule. Administrators can make it even easier by providing a custom shortcut that runs the Setup program when double-clicked.

  • When you access a feature that is set to ...

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