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App-V: Failed to install Office 2010 patches during Active Update

October 5, 2011 - App-V, Deployment, Office 2010

Once in a while you need to patch Office 2010 sequences with the latest security fixes from Microsoft. I needed to patch a package which contained Excel 2010 and an Excel Addin.

I prepared my sequence machine with:

Started the Sequencer, opened the package for upgrade. Enabled “Show Advanced Monitoring Options”, and select “Allow Microsoft Update to run during monitoring”. So far so good, but after downloading & installing the patches¬†all of them failed to install!

Active Update Office 2010 patches failed to installActive Update Office 2010 patches failed to install

Active Update Office 2010 patches failed to install

All patches failed with error code 0x80070643.

What went wrong?

I forgot to install the OSPP (Office Software Protection Platform) service on my sequence machine! (AKA Office 2010 Deployment Kit for App-V).

After installing the prerequisite all security fixes installed successful:

Active Update Office 2010 patches successfull installed