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  • #379607

    dead2sin
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    The office 2011 Installer sets the permissions on its licensing LaunchDaemon by absolute path instead of target ($3), so when used with InstaDMG, the permissions don’t get set correctly and the Licensing Daemon fails to run.

    [b]Note: This is for Volume Licensed Office 2011 only.[/b]

    The fix is this:
    1. Right click on “Office Installer.mpkg” and select “Show Package Contents”
    2. Browse to Contents–>Packages.
    3. Right click on “Office2011_en_licensing.pkg” and select “Show Package Contents”
    4. Browse to Contents–>Resources–>postflight and open with your favorite test editor (Or use the droplet I’ve posted below).
    5. In the postflight, make it look like this by adding $3 before the paths and commenting out the launchctl command:

    [code]#!/bin/sh

    chown root:wheel “$3″/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist
    chmod 644 “$3″/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist
    chown root:wheel “$3″/Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper
    chmod 755 “$3″/Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper

    #launchctl load -w “$3″/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist

    exit $?[/code]
    6. Make sure the postflight is still executable (chmod +x it if you are paranoid) and you should be ready to use it with InstaDMG.

    I made a Droplet .app using Platypus that automates this process. Download it here: [url]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11466/PatchOffice2011Installer.dmg[/url]

    Feel free to ask questions or if you have issues with the droplet, let me know.

    Nate

    #379706

    dead2sin
    Participant

    To clarify, with that droplet , just drop the Office Installer on it and it will do the rest 😀

    Nate

    #379797

    bostonmacosx
    Participant

    link is broken… :question:

    #379798

    dead2sin
    Participant

    I just tested the link and asked several others to test it and it seems to be working. Perhaps an internet filter is getting in the way?

    Nate

    #379812

    mosen
    Participant

    Thanks for doing the research on the 2011 installer dead2sin, and pasting up the bash script 🙂

    #379827

    andyinindy
    Participant

    Sweet, this works well for me.

    One request for the author of the “PatchOfficeUpdate” script/droplet (mosen?); could you please update your script for Office 2011? I would like to include the 14.0.1 update in my build train, but it fails to install. Incidentally, I edited the existing patcher with the path to my Office 2011 installation as follows, but it did not allow the update to be installed in InstaDMG:

    [code]
    #!/bin/sh

    #
    # $1 – The update bundle folder
    #

    DISTRIBUTION_FILE=”$1/Contents/distribution.dist”
    RESOURCES=”$1/Contents/Resources”

    # Remove the volume check from the distribution script.
    sed ‘/function volumeOs1049OrHigher/a \
    return true;
    ‘ “$DISTRIBUTION_FILE” > “$DISTRIBUTION_FILE.tmp”

    rm “$DISTRIBUTION_FILE”
    mv “$DISTRIBUTION_FILE.tmp” “$DISTRIBUTION_FILE”

    # Delete find_office binary
    rm “$RESOURCES/find_office”

    # Create dummy find_office script
    printf “#!/bin/sh\necho \”\$1/Applications/Microsoft Office 2011\”” > “$RESOURCES/find_office”
    chmod +x “$RESOURCES/find_office”
    [/code]

    Otherwise, thanks!!

    –Andy

    #379830

    dead2sin
    Participant

    The function for check volume has a new name, so that code didn’t work with the new update. I’ve taken to Liberty of updating Mosen’s patcher. I’ll post it in a new thread.

    Nate

    #379887

    dead2sin
    Participant

    I updated this patcher to fix the communicator issue and the font issue (duplicated fonts).

    Here is vesion 2:

    [url]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11466/Patch%20Office%202011%20Installer/Version%202/PatchOffice2011Installer.dmg[/url]

    If anyone experiences issues, feel free to let me know.

    Nate

    #379928

    dead2sin
    Participant

    Version 3 of this Patcher can be found here:

    [url]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11466/Patch%20Office%202011%20Installer/Version%203/PatchOffice2011Installer.dmg[/url]

    This version should patch all localizations instead of just EN.

    Nate

    #380024

    mosen
    Participant

    Thanks again Nate! 😀

    #380141

    bw38
    Participant

    This patcher works with Update 14.0.2. Wish I could find a direct link to Communicator Update 13.1.0 to test that out as well. It seems it’s only available through Microsoft AutoUpdate.

    #380149

    dead2sin
    Participant

    [QUOTE][u]Quote by: bw38[/u][p]This patcher works with Update 14.0.2. Wish I could find a direct link to Communicator Update 13.1.0 to test that out as well. It seems it’s only available through Microsoft AutoUpdate.[/p][/QUOTE]

    That is driving me crazy too. If you figure out a good way of getting your hands on it, let me know.

    Nate

    #380150

    andyinindy
    Participant

    Here’s the download URL for Communicator 13.1.0:

    [url]http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/6/2/6622B710-155F-4CB8-B625-6CA0421455DC/Communicator13.1_ALL.dmg[/url]

    Yay, Wireshark!

    #380151

    bw38
    Participant

    I was looking for a url sniffer. I’ll add that app to my arsenal!

    Btw I also did a before and after snapshot which seems to do the trick as well. Only three files are really changed the Communicator.app and a .plist for AutoUpdate under /Library and /User/Library.

    #380152

    bw38
    Participant

    Hmm, I ran the patcher on that installer and it did not work for me. IT says “Microsoft Communicator cannot find a valid license. Something is wrong with this copy of Microsoft Communicator. Please re-install with the original installer and then apply updates.” Very strange. Is anyone else getting this?

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