Problem

You are trying to deploy Microsoft office updates but the deployment fails with the error message:
"OfficeUpdateError:Installer was unable to run detection for this package."

Cause

You might face the above mentioned scenario if the Windows installer could not detect the folder - "c:\MSOCache". This folder is mandatory for updating the Microsoft Office applications. This folder might have been removed from the computer manually or while running a system cleap up tool.

Resolution

It is recommened to reinstall Microsoft Office to get this fixed. To know more about this, refer to this article http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/officeitpro/thread/0fc19a3a-60de-4463-9dcf-8dd02c02ca0d
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-in/library/cc179058%28v=office.14%29.aspx

Applies to: Patch Deployment, Patch Installation Failure, Patch Installation Error, Patch Errors

Keywords: Patch Installation, Patch Management, Patch Deployment Error, Patch Installation Failure

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