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MS Office 2010: How to install Microsoft Office 2010 and where to get it
OIT provides full support for Office 2010 on campus. Read below for information on installation, training, and online support documentation.
Microsoft Office 2010 Pro Plus for Princeton University
Any Princeton University institutionally-owned machine may install Office 2010 Pro Plus. The Applications of Office 2010 Pro Plus are:
- Word 2010
- Excel 2010
- Outlook 2010
- PowerPoint 2010
- Access 2010
- OneNote 2010
- Publisher 2010
- InfoPath Designer/Filer 2010
- SharePoint Workspace 2010 (formerly known as Groove)
- SharePoint Designer 20071 (32bit mode only)
SharePoint Designer 2007 is a separate Office product not part of Office 2010 Pro Plus. Princeton's Microsoft Campus Agreement license allows for the separate installation of SharePoint Designer 2007. We do NOT recommend installing Sharepoint Designer 2010 (free download from Microsoft) at this time as it is not compatible with Sharepoint 2007 nor can it edit standalone HTML files like previous versions of Frontpage 2003 or Sharepoint Designer 2007 could.
How to Install Office 2010 Pro Plus
- To install the entire Office 2010 Pro Plus Suite x86-32bit (all applications except SharePoint Designer 2007), run \\files\src\Office2010\Install Office 2010 Pro Plus 32-bit
- To install the entire Office 2010 Pro Plus Suite x64bit (all applications except SharePoint Designer 2007), run \\files\src\Office2010\Install Office 2010 Pro Plus 64-bit
- To install SharePoint Designer 2007, run \\files\src\office2007\Install Sharepoint Designer 2007
- Note: If you install Sharepoint Designer 2007 before Office 2010, Office 2010 can only be installed in 32bit mode.
- Office 2010 requires KMS (key management server) or MAK (perpetual multiple activation key) activation.
- Machines connected to the Princeton network (IP address in the ranges 128.112.x.x or 140.180.x.x) will automatically activate Office 2010 every 180 days with the KMS.
- Machines the are off campus for long periods of time (ie. laptops), should request a MAK key from OIT Software Sales.
- KMS activation with VPN or behind NAT routers is problematic. Refer to: http://kb.princeton.edu/9877
- If an Office 2010 install is not activate (or reactivate) it will go into Notification Mode and remind the user that they must activate.
- If corresponding older versions of Office applications (i.e. Office 2007) already exist, they will be uninstalled.
- x64 bit installer requires Windows 2003 Server x64, Windows Vista x64, or Windows 7 x64. Windows XP x64 is NOT supported.
- At the present time, OIT recommends installing the x86 (32-bit) version of Office 2010 on x64 systems for compatibility. Office 2010 x64 is not fully compatible with Sharepoint 2007.
- Sharepoint Designer 2007 will always install as x86-32bit on x64 os.
Does OIT support Office 2010?
OIT provides full support for Office 2010. Technical training for SCAD/DCS department support representatives and OIT support staff will be provided. The Office 2010 suite of applications is now actively supported across campus.
What are the minimum hardware requirements to run Office 2010 on my computer?
- Windows XP SP3 (32-bit only), Windows 2003 R2 Server (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows Vista SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit), or Windows 2008 Server (32-bit or 64-bit) operating systems (Windows 2000 and NT are not supported)
- 500MHZ or higher CPU (2Ghz recommended)
- 512MB RAM (2048MB recommended)
- 3.5GB of free disk space (a portion of this will be made available after the install is complete)
- A network connection (to install from the FILES share)
When will the DeSC environment be updated to Office 2010?
Please see the Statement regarding Windows 7 and Office 2010 within the DeSC environment for more information.
Where can I learn how to use Microsoft Office 2010?
- Microsoft's Office 2010 Online Getting Started Videos
- Microsoft's Online Office Training by Product
- An Introduction to Office Web Apps