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Office 2007 Installation

This is a small tutorial on how to create a managed installation of MS Office 2007. Covered topics are:

  • Creating an adminfile
  • Using the adminfile
  • Compatibilitymode
  • Removing Office 2007
  • Visio 2007

Creating An Adminfile

If you go to the root of the installation source and issue the command setup.exe /? you'll receive the following window:
So to create a adminfile issue the command setup.exe /admin which will launch the Office Customization Tool:
We will create a custom installation with these settings:

  • A specific company name


  • An open volume license


  • A custom installation:

When you're done, go to File and choose for Save As. Save the file in the same folder where setup.exe is.

Using the adminfile

To use the just created adminfile issue this command:

  • setup.exe /adminfile WordExcel.MSP

Note that WordExcel.MSP is the name of the transform file. Replace this with the name of your adminfile.


Through The Registry


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Note that the xlsx format has a dword value of 33 (51). Powerpoint

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Note that the pptx format has a dword value of 1b (27). Note that you can add registry files to the installation using the Office Customization Tool


To switch Office 2007 into compatibility mode perform the following steps. Note that these steps have to be done for each application (Word, Excel, etc) separately.

  1. Open the Office 2007 application.
  2. Click the Office Button.
  3. At the bottom of the menu select “Word Options” or it’s equivalent depending on which application you’re running.
  4. On the left hand side of the options menu select “Save”.
  5. Next to “Save files in this format” click the drop down and choose Word 97-2003 or equivalent.

Removing Office 2007

To remove Office 2007 using the command-line issue this command:

  • setup.exe /uninstall Standard

Note that if you've installed another edition than Standard you'll have to replace Standard with your own edition. See wikipedia ( ) for more information about the different editions.

Visio 2007

The customization of Visio 2007 works also through the Office Customization Tool. All commands and hints on this page also apply to Visio.

Extra visio Installation Tips

You might want to add this registry value to prevent a popup to download some performance tool:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Project 2007

The customization of project 2007 works also through the Office Customization Tool. All commands and hints on this page also apply to Project.

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office2007installation.txt · Last modified: 2013/05/19 21:47 by sjoerd