If you are developing with RMS you often need to run Office programs in a PreProduction
Many articles have been written on how to set up a PreProduction
A nice article on how to setup Office 2007 in a PreProduction
env can be found >here
I have heard rumors that some customers did not instantly upgrade to the new and shiny Office 2007 and still use the old office 2003, and here is a way on setting it up:
- get the PreProduction keys and the genmanifest tool
- create a MCF file for the application: You will need the MSO.DLL, OLE32.DLL and of course winword.exe and msdrm.dll:
REQ "%PROGRAMFILES%\\Microsoft Office\\OFFICE11\\winword.exe"
REQ "%COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\\Microsoft Shared\\office11\\mso.dll"
req NOHASH "%Windowsdir%\\system32\\ole32.dll"
EXCLUSION(be sure to change the hard-coded path to fit your needs)
- create a backup of the XML files in your office installation (located at "%PROGRAMFILES%\\Microsoft Office\\OFFICE11")
- run the manifest tool:
genmanifest -chain "ISVTier5AppSignSDK_Client.xml" WinWord_pre_prod.mcf WRDPRTID.XML