Do you get those doubts in the back of mind which start suggesting that you've forgotten something even though you know you did it? Like suggesting that you didn't include receipts with an expense report or as you stand in front of boarder control that you left your passport on the aeroplane.
I had such a moment with the Office 2007 deployment guide that I posted a few weeks ago. But in my case there was an item in my notes which didn't make it into the slide deck.
My confession is this: I missed out using dynamic workstations groups to target Office installation bundles for which I'm sorry and will correct right now
Dynamic Workstation Groups allow you to leverage device information stored in the ZENworks Configuration Management database by using queries to group devices together. For Office 2007 installation we can make use of these for relationships e.g Find all devices that have Office XP installed and assigned the Office XP – 2007 upgrade bundle.
1)In ZENworks Control Centre → Devices → Workstations
2)Then New → Dynamic Workstation Group
3)Complete Group Name and optionally the description. Then click on Next
4)Now we need to add a filter to find those Workstations which meet our Office 2007 installation criteria. In this example , I'm using those who have Office 2003 Professional
5)Click on Preview Members to see which workstations are returned. You may want to use this as a way of validating the criteria.
6)Multiple filters can be used. Click on Add Filter and use the OR / AND and NOT options
7)When finished, click Next .
8)On the summary screen, confirm that everything is as you require and click Finish.
9)Now we need to assign the relevant Office 2007 upgrade bundle to the Dynamic Workstation Group.
10)In ZCC click on the Dynamic Workstation Group and then click on the Relationships tab.
11)Assign the bundle you want to install Office 2007
Many thanks to those who have sent feedback on the Office 2007 deployment slide deck. Please carry on doing so.
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It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.