The computer still prompts you to restart when you configure the Config.xml file to prevent the computer from restarting after you install the 2007 Office system

The computer still prompts you to restart when you configure the Config.xml file to prevent the computer from restarting after you install the 2007 Office system

Article ID : 953366
Last Review : June 2, 2008
Revision : 1.0

SYMPTOMS

You configure the Config.xml file to prevent the computer from restarting after you install the 2007 Microsoft Office system. However, the computer still prompts you to restart.

For example, you modify the following Setting Id element in the Config.xml file.

<Setting Id=Reboot Value=Never />

However, the computer still prompts you to restart when you use this Config.xml file to deploy the 2007 Office system.

Note The default setting for the Setting Id element in the Config.xml file is as follows.

<Setting Id=Reboot Value=IfNeeded />

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CAUSE

This issue occurs when incorrect syntax is used to configure the computer not to restart after the installation process. The example that is mentioned in the Symptoms section shows this incorrect syntax.

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RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, use the following syntax to correctly configure the Setup restart behavior.

<Setting Id=SETUP_REBOOT Value=Never />

The Never value makes sure that you are not prompted to restart and that the restart process does not occur automatically.

The values that you can configure for the SETUP_REBOOT property are as follows:

• AutoAlways: Always initiate a restart. Do not prompt the user.
• Always: Always prompt for a restart at the end of setup.
• IfNeeded: Prompt for a restart at the end of setup if setup requires a restart.

Note This is the default setting.

• AutoIfNeeded: Initiate a restart if setup requires a restart. Do not prompt the user.
• Never: Never initiate or prompt for a restart.

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MORE INFORMATION

All 2007 Office system products include a Config.xml file in the Product_Name.WW folder on the installation media. The text in the Config.xml file provides examples of elements that you can use to customize the installation.

For more information about the 2007 Office Resource Kit, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc303401.aspx (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc303401.aspx)

For more information about how to use the Config.xml file, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179195.aspx (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179195.aspx)

For more information about the Setup properties and about how they can be controlled in the Config.xml file, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179018.aspx (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179018.aspx)

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APPLIES TO
• Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
• Microsoft Office Professional 2007
• Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007
• Microsoft Office Basic 2007
• Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
• Microsoft Office Small Business 2007
• Microsoft Office Standard 2007
• Microsoft Office Word 2007
• Microsoft Office Excel 2007
• Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (Home and Student version)
• Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
• Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (Home and Student version)

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