Using the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run


When installing Office ProPlus Click-to-Run, Microsoft has created a tool to assist with the downloading and deploying of the various Click-to-Run products. This blog walks through how to use and customize the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run.

Step 1.
Download the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run from here:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49117
Running the officedeploymenttool.exe produces a Setup.exe and a configuration.xml file.

Step 2.
Edit the Configuration.xml file:
Open the configuration.xml file in a word editor. You will see the XML data:
<Configuration>
<Add OfficeClientEdition="32" Channel="Current">
<Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
<Language ID="en-us" />
</Product>
<Product ID="VisioProRetail">
<Language ID="en-us" />
</Product>
</Add>
<!--  <Updates Enabled="TRUE" Channel="Current" /> -->
<!--  <Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE" />  -->
<!--  <Property Name="AUTOACTIVATE" Value="1" />  -->
</Configuration>

 

If you are only installing Office Pro Plus, remove <Product ID=”VisioProRetail”> through </Product> to remove Visio from the install. Then save your Configuration.xml file.

Anything between comment marks <!--   --> will not run.

If you are looking for more information on any of the configuration options, view the following KB article for more information on the available options:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Configuration-options-for-the-Office-2016-Deployment-Tool-d3879f0d-766c-469c-9440-0a9a2a905ca8?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

If you are installing additional products, or a different product, view the following KB article for a full list of product IDs that are supported by the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2842297

Step 3.
Download the media:
Open a command window and change the directory to the location of your setup.exe file. Next, run Setup.exe /download configuration.xml

The software will begin downloading to your machine. This process usually takes 10 or so minutes, but can take as long as an hour or more depending on your internet connection and other factors.
Once the software is done downloading, the command window will return to the C:\ Prompt. The location of the media download will be in the same folder as the Setup.exe file unless you specified a different location in the configuration.xml file with

Step 4.
Install the software.
If you are installing on the same machine that you downloaded the software too, run the following command to start the install: Setup.exe /configure configuration.xml


Optional -
If you want, you can skip the download step (step 3)and move right to Step 4 running the /configure switch. This will initiate a streaming install directly from the Microsoft CDN as opposed to downloading the media first.

Comments (4)

  1. Anonymous says:

    The Click to Run Version of Office Pro Plus behaves differently than its MSI based counterpart. Tools

  2. Anonymous says:

    The Click to Run Version of Office Pro Plus behaves differently than its MSI based counterpart. Tools

  3. Anonymous says:

    Background:
    The SP1 release of Microsoft Office 2013 Click-to-Run for Office365 offers a new Update

  4. Anonymous says:

    The first step in configuring local Office 365 updating is to download the Office media using the Office

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