If you deploy Office 2007, the simplest packaging method is to capture on Windows XP and then distribute to all platforms. This method avoids any errors due to the Visual C++ runtime not being installed on the endpoint. The 32-bit version of Office 2007 can be deployed to 64-bit operating systems. There is no 64-bit version of Office 2007.
If you capture on Windows Vista/7, you need to ensure that the Visual C++ 2005 SP1 runtime libraries are available on each endpoint.
The following table contains known issues with virtual Office 2007.
Table: Known Issues
After you deploy 32-bit Office on a 64-bit OS, the initial launch of the Help system runs a brief repair. This repair is required to register the help in the correct location as it cannot be registered outside of the Office installation program.
The automatic repair resolves this issue.
Two versions of Microsoft Outlook cannot run on the same computer (for example, Outlook 2003 in the base and 2007 in a layer).
Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007, and 2010 all share resource files relating to local e-mail folders. Because these resources are shared, you cannot use two versions of Outlook on the same computer.