Unix command to update Microsoft Office...

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Unix command to update Microsoft Office...

Post by Guest » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:36 am

I'm looking for a unix command I can send via ARD to update Microsoft Office 2008. It just needs to install all updates and then restart. Kinda like apple's software update one: softwareupdate -i -a; shutdown -r now

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Re:Unix command to update Microsoft Office...

Post by Guest » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:45 am

Sorry, but I don't beleve that to be possible. Microsoft uses a different installer, not Apple's, and their own method of providing updates to their software, so there's no way I know of to install updates to Office via a UNIX command.

 

Regards.


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Re:Unix command to update Microsoft Office...

Post by Guest » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:58 am

Why go through all the trouble of trying to do it in Unix.  Apple and Microsoft made it a LOT easier.

 

Just download the update from Mactopia

Open the .dmg

(for convience and ability to have it stored) Drag the Update from the Microsoft folder that opens up and put the update on your desktop

In ARD Select what computer(s) you want to install the update in

Use ARD Install function to install the update

Go have a cup of coffee and a donut while ARD does the install.

 

You do not even have to do a restart.  Microsoft uses a different icon for the update but it still is a package file operation.


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