This guide is designed for Casper Suite administrators who plan to administer Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 across their environment. Each chapter in this guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to perform a different administrative task with the Casper Suite.
Extension attributes are custom fields that allow you to collect almost any piece of attribute data from a computer.
Find out more about extension attributes on the extension attributes page.
This EA gets the currently installed version of Microsoft Office 2011 using the MicrosoftComponentPlugin rather than one of the installed applications. The plugin is always guaranteed installed whereas the applications themselves are not.
GetOffice2011Version.xml (1.01 KB)
This attribute returns enforcement status of the "Update Method" screensaver setting. Since the com.microsoft.autoupdate2 domain only applies to the user space, the managed preferences will be queried for the last user to login. This extension attribute requires this preference be set using Managed Preferences (MCX).
com.microsoft.autoupdate2 - Update Method.xml (947 B)
Package manifests allow Composer to build packages from software that is already installed without taking snapshots.
Find out more about package manifests on the package manifests page.
Licensed software records in Jamf Pro let you store information about the software licensed to your organization.
Find out more about licensed software templates on the licensed software templates page.
Scripts can be executed on managed computers using a Policy or Jamf Remote. Most scripts also work with other management tools.
Find out more about scripts on the scripts page.
This is based on the article publish by Microsoft on https://support.office.com titled: Troubleshoot Office 2011 for Mac issues by completely uninstalling before you reinstall This script takes into account that Microsoft Office 2016 might have already been installed, so Office 2016 components will not be touched. Parts of the script are based on Kevin Farver and Jason Bush's related posts.
UninstallOffice2011.sh (3.07 KB)
This script was designed to configure Outlook 2011 account settings. There are two specific modes to the application that will: - Import an Entourage 2008 identity - Configure a new identity If an Entourage 2008 identity is found on the machine, the user will be presented with an option to import the identity or create a new account. If no Entourage 2008 identities are found in the user's home directory, then a new exchange account will be created for the user.
setupOutlook.scpt (41.2 KB)
Managed Preference (MCX) manifests allow you to enforce settings on managed computers with Jamf Pro. These files also work with Workgroup Manager.
Find out more about managed preference manifests on the managed preference manifests page.
Settings that affect the behavior of Microsoft PowerPoint
com.microsoft.Powerpoint.manifest (69.5 KB)
Settings that affect the behavior of Microsoft Word
com.microsoft.Word.manifest (77.5 KB)
Microsoft Office Auto Update Settings
com.microsoft.autoupdate2.manifest (1.89 KB)