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The computer still prompts you to restart when you configure the Config.xml file to prevent the computer from restarting after you install the 2007 Office system


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Symptoms

You configure the Config.xml file to prevent the computer from restarting after you install the 2007 Microsoft Office system. However, the computer still prompts you to restart.

For example, you modify the following Setting Id element in the Config.xml file.
<Setting Id="Reboot" Value="Never" />
However, the computer still prompts you to restart when you use this Config.xml file to deploy the 2007 Office system.

Note The default setting for the Setting Id element in the Config.xml file is as follows.
<Setting Id="Reboot" Value="IfNeeded" />

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Cause

This issue occurs when incorrect syntax is used to configure the computer not to restart after the installation process. The example that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section shows this incorrect syntax.

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Resolution

To resolve this issue, use the following syntax to correctly configure the Setup restart behavior.
<Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="Never" />
The "Never" value makes sure that you are not prompted to restart and that the restart process does not occur automatically.

The values that you can configure for the SETUP_REBOOT property are as follows:
  • AutoAlways: Always initiate a restart. Do not prompt the user.
  • Always: Always prompt for a restart at the end of setup.
  • IfNeeded: Prompt for a restart at the end of setup if setup requires a restart.

    Note This is the default setting.
  • AutoIfNeeded: Initiate a restart if setup requires a restart. Do not prompt the user.
  • Never: Never initiate or prompt for a restart.

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More information

All 2007 Office system products include a Config.xml file in the Product_Name.WW folder on the installation media. The text in the Config.xml file provides examples of elements that you can use to customize the installation.

For more information about the 2007 Office Resource Kit, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For more information about how to use the Config.xml file, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For more information about the Setup properties and about how they can be controlled in the Config.xml file, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

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Article Info
Article ID : 953366
Revision : 1
Created on : 6/2/2008
Published on : 6/2/2008
Exists online : False
Views : 218