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Instructions to Install Office 2008 for Macintosh over the Network

  1. From the Finder, select Go then Connect to Server.
  2. Enter smb://shares.wpi.edu/installpoint in the server address field and click Connect.

  3. Enter your domain, username and password as shown below.

    In OS X Tiger:In OS X Leopard: (NOTE: write domain\username in Name field.)
  4. Navigate through the folder tree to Macintosh, then Microsoft, then Office 2008, and then double click on Microsoft Office 2008.dmg..

  5. Double-click on Office Installer.

  6. Click Continue.

  7. Click Continue.

  8. Click Continue.

  9. Click Agree.

  10. Enter your Name (department name) and Company (WPI) and click Continue.

  11. Click Continue.

  12. Click Continue Installation.

  13. Click Continue again.

  14. Select the drive you would like to install Office 2008 on to and click Continue.

  15. Click Install.

  16. Enter the username and password of an account that is an administrator on your Macintosh and click OK.

  17. Office 2008 will now install.

  18. Once Office 2008 is done installing, it will check for older versions of Office for Mac.

    Click Continue to check.

  19. Once the search is finished, click Continue. Match your screen to the next steps.


    No Previous Office version found.

    • If no previous versions of Office are found, Click Continue.

    • You will be told that no versions of office were moved to the trash. Click Continue.

    Previous Office version found.

    • If a previous version of Office was found, select the old version(s) and click Continue.

    • You will be told that any old versions of Office were moved to the trash.

  20. Office 2008 is now installed. Click Close.

  21. The Office 2008 Identity will now need to update.

    • If no old identity is found, fill in your name and other information as seen below and click Continue.

    • If an identity is found from an old version of Office, select your identity and click Transfer.

  22. Once the setup assistant has completed, click Continue.

  23. Select No when prompted to enter the Customer Experience Improvement Program, then click Continue.
    Note: If you do choose to participate in the program, please read carefully through the terms of the program before selecting yes. Only commit to the program if you are comfortable with the terms.

  24. Click Finish.

  25. Microsoft AutoUpdate will run automatically. Click Check for Updates.

  26. If any updates are found, install them. Repeat until no new updates are found.

  27. Quit Microsoft AutoUpdate.

Office 2008 for Macintosh is now installed & updated.

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Last modified: Feb 14, 2008, 13:20 EST
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