Methods to deploy Microsoft® Office® 2010
How do you deploy Microsoft Office 2010 on your system?
The 'Deployment' option is an updated and reconfigured version of the old 'Remote Installation' service. There are mainly five areas of functionality to deploy Microsoft Office 2010. These include the Network Share, Group Policy Startup Scripts, Managed Deployment, Application Virtualization and Presentation Virtualization. The deployment architecture for Microsoft Office 2010 is mainly deigned similar to that of Microsoft Office 2007. You can download options from Microsoft website directly. To download these options, you need an Operating System like Windows XP or the latest Windows 7 version. If you need to edit Microsoft Office Visio, then you need Microsoft Office Visio 2007 included in it.
Here are some features and roles of deployment options in Microsoft Office 2010:
- Managed Deployment
- Application Virtualization
- Presentation Virtualization
- Group Policy Startup Scripts
You can use management tools like the Microsoft System Center Essentials and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. Microsoft System Center Essentials is useful for troubleshooting end-user problems, automating management tasks, managing multiple systems and diagnosing and resolving IT problems. Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager is included in Microsoft Office 2010 to inclusively assess, deploy and updates on your servers, clients and devices. This is built across physical, virtual, distributed and mobile environments.
Usually, you cannot get applications installed on computers. Thus, you can run Microsoft Office 2010 applications using Microsoft Application Virtualization. The particular deployment option can decouple applications from the Operating System and enables them to run as network services. The option can be layered on the top of another virtualization technology. It will design a fully virtual IT environment where computing resources can be dynamically allocated in real-time based on real-time needs.
To execute Microsoft Office 2010 applications from computers, you can use terminal services with Presentation Virtualization. These terminal services labor with standard Windows applications. Even a user interface is present on a remote system, the option lets an ordinary Windows desktop application run on a shared server machine. You do not need to install applications over a network without installing them on the local client, sending only key-strokes, mouse movements and screen data back and forth.
Another deployment option included in Microsoft Office 2010 is Group Policy Startup Scripts. It allocates computer startup scripts through Group Policy to deploy Microsoft Office 2010. To assign computer startup, administrators can use Group Policy. Scripts can be written in any desired language which is supported by the client computer. It can control Active Directory Domain Services as well as Group Policy infrastructure.