Fix for PPC users on Tiger updating Office 2008

Office 2008 users on a PowerPC (PPC) running Tiger (10.4.xx ) that applied the Microsoft Office 12.2.7 updater might need to do this fix in order for the Microsoft AutoUpdater (MAU) to work correctly.

Locate this folder: Library/Application Support/Microsoft

Option 1: If you have not installed 12.2.8 updater….

Remove the MAU and MERP folder (just trash them), and then run the 12.2.8 update. They will get the correct version of MAU and MERP. Restart . . .

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Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.0 (SP2) Update

Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 2 (12.2.0) is available for download. . . .

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Color me confused over updates

Confusion is rampant over (1) updating the AutoUpdater (MAU), (2) the updater for Office 2008 12.0.1 not showing up in the MAU, and (3) Entourage still showing as 12.0.0 after updating.

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Office 2008 AutoUpdate (MAU) updated to 2.1.1

Microsoft released an update to the Microsoft AutoUpdate (MAU) application in preparation for future updates to Office 2008. The MAU update uses a VISE installer, however the plan is for future updates to Office 2008 to be in Apple PackageMaker format for easier admin install.

It is critical that you update. MAU will not tell you about any future updates unless you first install this update to MAU itself.

To download, select “Check for Updates” . . .

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