How to Configure the Microsoft Office

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

The Microsoft Office productivity suite is a collection of desktop applications and services which are developed and distributed by Microsoft Corporation catering not only to computer systems running under the Microsoft Windows platform but the Mac OS environment as well. The suite includes Excel, PowerPoint, and Word as the basic components with Access and Schedule Plus being included in the collection's Pro edition. The newest version of the Microsoft Office collection provides support for Office Open XML technology which is represented by the changing of its default file extensions which added the letter X at the end like in the case of Microsoft Word which used the .DOC, it now uses the .DOCX as default. During the stage of Analysis and Design for the installation of the Microsoft Office, you have the option of configuring it by using the Microsoft Terminal Server.

Materials Needed:
- Internet connection
- Web browser
- Microsoft Office installation CD
Step 1
Before configuring the installation process, you need to install the Microsoft Office Resource Kit. Launch the Web browser and download and install the kit from the Microsoft website.
Step 2
Once the installation wizard begins, simply accept the terms of the License Agreement and click on the Next button to proceed.
Step 3
Choose the Install Now radio button option and select the installation directory if necessary. Click the Next button to begin the installation process.
Step 4
Click the Install button which will automatically proceed with the installation of the Resource Kit. Once it is completed, click on the OK button to complete the process.
Step 5
Click on the Start button and select the All Programs option. Click on the Microsoft Office Tools and choose Microsoft Office Resource Kit Tools.
Step 6
Click on the Custom Installation Wizard option and click on the Next button. Select the Browse button to navigate to the location of the Microsoft Office installation CD.
Step 7
Choose the radio button for the Create a new MST file option and Click on Next. Choose the location for the transform file and click Next.
Step 8
Define the Organization name as well as the default path of the installation. Click on the Next button twice. Check the box for Disable Run from Network.
Step 9
Do the same for the Disable Installed on First Use option. Click on the Apply To Branch button. To remove specific components, expand the item and click on the Not Available option. Click the Next button when ready to proceed.
Step 10
Click the Next button until you reach the shortcut options. Remove the Startup option and click on the Next button up to the option for Add Installations and Run Programs.
Step 11
Click on the Add button and select New Profile. Supply a Profile name in the appropriate box and click on the Next button.
Step 12
Choose the radio button for Configure an Exchange Server connection and click on the Next button until you reach the Save Changes window.
Step 13
Click on the Next button to complete the Installation Wizard. You will then be asked to provide the license number. Follow the prompts to finish the configuration of Microsoft Office.