The update for Office 2010 SP2 kicked in last week and has presented a number of issues for us. Due to historic spreadsheets and the need for Access 2003, we currently have our PCs setup with Word 2003, Excel 2003, PowerPoint 2003, Access 2003 and Outlook 2010.
Everything was working well until the SP2 update came along.
After the update, if you look at what is available for use in the Office 2010 setup, it lists Access 2010, Excel 2010, Word 2010, PowerPoint 2010, SharePoint 2010, Publisher 2010 - even though we have never asked the Office setup to allow these applicatiosn on the PC - they were specifically marked as 'Do not run from this compuer' when we setup the Outlook 2010 installation.
As well as displaying these in the background, the more problematic issue is that when we click on a Word document (.doc), Word 2003 opens, but the document does not. When we click on an Access icon to open a database it throws an error that a DLL is missing.
We removed the applications in the Office 2010 setup which we do not require.
Going into Word 2003 and doing a repair fixed the issue with documents not opening.
We had to change the file association for the MDB files so that they pointed back to Access 2003.
On the whole, this update really screwed out setup and has caused lots of time spend repairing an issue which should never have occurred.
Did anyone else suffer any problems - and more particularly know of an uninstall process which will actually allow us to get back to where we were without trawling around all of the PCs affected?