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Installing Office 2000 on Terminal Server on a Windows Server 2003-Based Computer

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If you try to install Microsoft Office 2000 on Terminal Server on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003, you receive the following error message:
Some default settings in Microsoft Office 2000 setup do not work properly on a Windows Terminal Server. To install Office on Terminal Server you must use the instructions and tools available in your Office 2000 Resource Kit or at

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To work around this behavior, first install the Terminal Server Tools transform file from the Microsoft Office Resource Kit, and then install Microsoft Office 2000 by using the transform file.

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To install Office 2000 with Terminal Services by using the command line:
  1. Obtain and install the Office Resource Kit.
  2. At a command prompt, type:
    change user /install
  3. Install the Terminal Server Tools from the Office Resource Kit.
  4. To install the appropriate Office components with the transform file, at the command prompt, type:
    office 2000 path\setup transforms="office resource kit path\termsrvr.mst"
  5. If you manually switched to Install mode, switch back to Execute mode after the installation. To do this, at the command prompt, type:
    change user /execute
For clarification, note the following example. Install the Office Resource Kit to its default location on the C drive, and then insert the Office 2000 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. At the command prompt, type:
D:\Setup.exe TRANSFORMS="C:\Program Files\ORKTools\ToolBox\Tools\Terminal Server Tools\TermSrvr.MST"
Certain features of Office 2000 are purposely disabled during this transform installation. Only the still agent is available and you cannot select a different agent. Because only an administrator can install Office 2000, Demand install and Detect, and repair components are not supported in Terminal Services.

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Keywords: KB283675, kbsetup, kbprb, kbinterop, kberrmsg

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Article Info
Article ID : 283675
Revision : 10
Created on : 2/28/2007
Published on : 2/28/2007
Exists online : False
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