[Samba] Using Office2000 with Samba (latest version)

Marian Mlcoch, Ing mm at tsmp.sk
Fri Dec 13 08:08:00 GMT 2002

I dont understand what is your problem with samba? If you need use admin instalation of network shared Office2000 you must read doc of Office 2000 and setup /a ... 
You cannot simply install one client and use this word2000 by another, this is not good but on more aplication it works.
You dont to go to each client but you must create login script in samba domain for clients that auto instal or upgrade office on client from samba share server...
Thats all.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Altizer, Arthur (DDJC) 
  To: 'samba at samba.org' 
  Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 6:12 PM
  Subject: [Samba] Using Office2000 with Samba (latest version)

  I need your help.  I've searched the Internet and did a lot of experimenting but I cannot get Office 2000 to work with Linux 7.3 and the latest-version of Samba.  I had no problem with Office97 and other applications.  I used the setup /a on a win2000 client to decompress the files so I could run setup and install the applications on the Samba share.  The files will install onto the Samba share okay but it also loads files on the client and adds office to the registry.  In the client control panel of "add/remove programs", it shows that office has been installed on the client2000 (the full file size of Offifce2000).  If I uninstall Office 2000, the uninstall works fine and also uninstalls the application on the Samba share.  I don't want to have to go to each 2000 client to load Office which would defeat the purpose of using a Samba share.

  I have exhausted all avenues and I am under pressure to set up a Samba server to serve applications, especially Office2000.  I want to show my co-workers/leaders that Linux/Samba is the greatest but our organization is reluctant to go to Linux.  I have already setup a pair of R.H. 7.3 with Samba servers that are clustered using Heartbeat and RAID0 and it works great.  I would appreciate any help you can provide or maybe point me in the right direction.  If I can show how great Linux/Samba is, I want to replace our mail, database and web servers with Linux.


  Art Altizer

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