Installing Project 2016 on a workstation with Office Pro Plus 2016 C2R (click to run)

My customer will be upgrading from Project Server 2013 to Project Server 2016 (all on premises). In order to install the Project 2016client software, he wanted to install Office Pro Plus 2016 C2R (click to run) alongside the Project installation which would be installed via the .MSI executable.  Somewhere in the links below, it says this is possible, but then says it's possible because you will use the Project 2016 C2R to install Project and use your volume license key to license the software. So, you aren't installing via the .MSI. It took me a couple of readings to wrap my head around that idea.

In my testing of the Office Deployment Tool, I ran into a problem early on after I copied the configuration xml from the Configuration options for the Office 2016 Deployment Tool link below and then added my changes to it.

<Add SourcePath="C:\O365Install" OfficeClientEdition="32" Channel="Targeted" >
<Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
<Language ID="en-us" />
<Product ID="ProjectProRetail">
<Language ID="en-us" />
<Updates Enabled="TRUE" UpdatePath="C:\O365Updates" />
<Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE" />
<Logging Level=”Standard” Path="%temp%" />

When I ran the /download command, I received the this error [Error Code: 30088-1007 (0)]:

When I ran the /configure command, I received the same text and a different error - Error Code: 0-1008 (0).

There is something wrong with the xml code on the site I pulled it from and I don't know exactly what.

Eventually, I found the Configuration XML Editor for the Office Deployment Tool and I strongly recommend you use it to configure your XML for the tool. You walk through all of the options in an easy to use GUI on the left and the XML is built for you on the right hand side of the screen.

Office Deployment Tool; Configuration XML Editor

Below are the links I researched and used to build my successful test for installing Office Pro Plus 2016 and Project 2016.

Overview of the Office 2016 Deployment Tool <>

Configuration options for the Office 2016 Deployment Tool <>

Deploy Office 365 ProPlus from a local source <>

Use the Office Deployment Tool to install volume licensed editions of Visio 2016 and Project 2016 <>

Overview of update channels for Office 365 ProPlus <>

Configuration XML Editor <>

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