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Agent 2.0 not included in Windows 7

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Wish I was diving, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Wish I was diving

    Wish I was diving Flightless Bird

    I recently upgraded to Windows 7 but I am still running Office XP Pro 2003. I
    get messages that Microsoft Agent 2.0 is no longer included in W7. I did find
    a hotfix somewhere but it read to me like 'rather not install' together with
    a very confusing hint that I'd better use Windows update. That I did but
    Windows update does not - at least not automatically - provide a solution for
    this. What would be the right path for me? PS: the upgrade was a clean
    install so whatever was there before is gone now.
     
  2. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    http://www.microsoft.com/products/msagent/main.aspx


    "Wish I was diving" <WishIwasdiving@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message news:CFC06A42-4611-4E91-80C0-FC67CB6EECC0@microsoft.com...
    > I recently upgraded to Windows 7 but I am still running Office XP Pro
    > 2003. I
    > get messages that Microsoft Agent 2.0 is no longer included in W7. I did
    > find
    > a hotfix somewhere but it read to me like 'rather not install' together
    > with
    > a very confusing hint that I'd better use Windows update. That I did but
    > Windows update does not - at least not automatically - provide a solution
    > for
    > this. What would be the right path for me? PS: the upgrade was a clean
    > install so whatever was there before is gone now.
     
  3. Jerry

    Jerry Flightless Bird

    A copy of a message I had received asking a similar question:

    Greetings,

    Due to customer feedback, Microsoft has decided to provide an installation
    package of the Microsoft Agent core components for use on Windows 7

    (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969168.

    This package includes the required components to enable applications to
    work with MS Agent. In addition it contains the character "Merlin" which
    was also shipped in Windows Vista. Please read the EULA with the package
    for more details for downloading, installing, and servicing for end users.

    Microsoft Agent is still being deprecated and will not be included in future
    versions of the operating system. This package is intended for use only on
    Windows 7 and is not supported on any previous or future operating systems.

    No new features have been added to this release, but the product has been
    localized for languages supported on the Windows Vista operating system.

    This package may not be redistributed. In addition, development of new
    Microsoft Agent applications is not supported on the Windows 7 platform.

    Thanks to the many folks who provided feedback to assist us in our decision.
    If you have any concerns please let us know.

    For more information, please see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969168.

    "Wish I was diving" <WishIwasdiving@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message news:CFC06A42-4611-4E91-80C0-FC67CB6EECC0@microsoft.com...
    >I recently upgraded to Windows 7 but I am still running Office XP Pro 2003.
    >I
    > get messages that Microsoft Agent 2.0 is no longer included in W7. I did
    > find
    > a hotfix somewhere but it read to me like 'rather not install' together
    > with
    > a very confusing hint that I'd better use Windows update. That I did but
    > Windows update does not - at least not automatically - provide a solution
    > for
    > this. What would be the right path for me? PS: the upgrade was a clean
    > install so whatever was there before is gone now.
     
  4. Jerry

    Jerry Flightless Bird

    Also, I thought I'd mention that Agent is a Windows feature - not an Office
    feature.

    "Jerry" <ChiefZekeNoSpam@MSN.com> wrote in message
    news:%23uDal$95KHA.3656@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >A copy of a message I had received asking a similar question:
    >
    > Greetings,
    >
    > Due to customer feedback, Microsoft has decided to provide an installation
    > package of the Microsoft Agent core components for use on Windows 7
    >
    > (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969168.
    >
    > This package includes the required components to enable applications to
    > work with MS Agent. In addition it contains the character "Merlin" which
    > was also shipped in Windows Vista. Please read the EULA with the package
    > for more details for downloading, installing, and servicing for end users.
    >
    > Microsoft Agent is still being deprecated and will not be included in
    > future
    > versions of the operating system. This package is intended for use only on
    > Windows 7 and is not supported on any previous or future operating
    > systems.
    >
    > No new features have been added to this release, but the product has been
    > localized for languages supported on the Windows Vista operating system.
    >
    > This package may not be redistributed. In addition, development of new
    > Microsoft Agent applications is not supported on the Windows 7 platform.
    >
    > Thanks to the many folks who provided feedback to assist us in our
    > decision.
    > If you have any concerns please let us know.
    >
    > For more information, please see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969168.
    >
    > "Wish I was diving" <WishIwasdiving@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > message news:CFC06A42-4611-4E91-80C0-FC67CB6EECC0@microsoft.com...
    >>I recently upgraded to Windows 7 but I am still running Office XP Pro
    >>2003. I
    >> get messages that Microsoft Agent 2.0 is no longer included in W7. I did
    >> find
    >> a hotfix somewhere but it read to me like 'rather not install' together
    >> with
    >> a very confusing hint that I'd better use Windows update. That I did but
    >> Windows update does not - at least not automatically - provide a solution
    >> for
    >> this. What would be the right path for me? PS: the upgrade was a clean
    >> install so whatever was there before is gone now.

    >
    >
     

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