Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'd like to make a script for Ms-office 2007 custom installation easily and to put some restriction for users. when the user run that script the script only install the flowing packages:- word, excel, access & powerpoint.

How can i do that? any idea?


share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

If you are running the Volume License version, you can run setup.exe /admin to run the the Office Customization Tool (OCT). It can configure almost every option in Office.

Check out the following links: (deployment document) (videos)

Here is a screenshot, which looks a lot like a Group Policy MMC:

enter image description here

I looked, and it seems to be a lot more complicated with non-VL versions, and will require you to directly edit an XML file. This is the best document explaining how to do this I could find:

It is simple with the OCT if you have it, not so simple, if you don't.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.