Using Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) Workbench

Questions derived from the Microsoft exam #70-624 − TS: Deploying and Maintaining Vista Client and Office System 2007 Desktops.


Objective: Using Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) Workbench
SubObjective: Configuring a Distribution Point in BDD 2007 Workbench


Single Answer, Multiple Choice


You need to install multiple Office 2007 products from a distribution point that is on a server named App1. Users should be able to install the respective Office 2007 product. Users who wish to install Office 2007 Enterprise Edition and Office 2007 Professional should be able to install it.


What should you do?



  1. Create a config.xml file and place it in the Updates folder.
  2. Create a config.xml file and place it in the product-specific folder.
  3. Create a custom.msp file and place it in the Updates folder.
  4. Create a custom.msp file and place it in the root of the installation point.

Answer:



  1. Create a config.xml file and place it in the product-specific folder.

Tutorial:
You should create a config.xml file and place it in the product specific folder. By doing this, users will be able to install the specific product of the Office 2007 suite. For users who wish to install Office 2007 Enterprise, you would need to place the config.xml in the Enterprise.WW folder.


The Config.xml file can be used to customize various aspects of the installation. As another example, if you configure two Office 2007 network installation points on Server1 and Server2, you could edit the Config.xml file to specify the paths to the network installation points. Configuring two network installation points helps in fail out situations. If one network installation point goes offline, the other will be available to install Office 2007 on the client computers.


If you want to customize the setup installation, then you need to edit the config.xml file and place it in the Updates folder on the distribution point. A product specific installation will not work when placed in the Updates folder, which is the default.


Creating a custom.msp and placing it in the Updates folder or the root of the installation point will not provide the desired results.


Reference:
Microsoft TechNet > Office System > 2007 Office Resource Kit > Deployment for the 2007 Office release > Configuring the installation > Create a network installation point for the 2007 Office system


Microsoft TechNet > Office System > 2007 Office Resource Kit > Deployment for the 2007 Office release > Installing on client computers > Run Setup for the 2007 Office system on users’ computers

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