Troubleshooting Sign in issues with Office apps for Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch when using single sign-on (SSO) or Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)

The article link provided below, contains information about how to troubleshoot problems that affect the ability to sign in to Microsoft Office apps for Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch by using single sign-on (SSO). This article also contains resources for IT administrators to address reports about Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) issues that are…

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How to uninstall Office 2010 and move to Office 2013 (Click to Run or Volume License)

There are three options for upgrading to Office 2013: •In-place upgrade – The earlier version of Office, such as Office 2010, is still installed on computers and we install Office 2013 on top of it. •Uninstall upgrade – The earlier version of Office, such as Office 2010, is first uninstalled before we install Office 2013. •New…

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Improved output from the Ospp.vbs script available for KMS activation issues

A few weeks ago the following update containing a great improvement to the Ospp.vbs script was released: 2883036  August 12, 2014 update for Office 2013 KMS activation component So, the next time you are troubleshooting a KMS activation issue and run the Ospp.vbs script, please note the addition of two items to the output: A…

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Office Click-to-Run command lines to automate a Quick and Online Repair in Office 2013

Background The June 2014 release (build 15.0.4623.1003 and later versions) of Office Click-to-Run from Office 365 allows you to automate both a quick and online repair of Office 2013. Note – if using an Office build lower than 15.0.4569.1007 you will need to use integratedoffice.exe to perform a Quick Repair.  Further information on using integratedoffice.exe…

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Using the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run

With the release of Office 2013 Click-to-Run, Microsoft has created a tool to assist with the deploying of various 2013 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:http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36778Running the officedeploymenttool.exe produces a Setup.exe and…

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Improvements included in the July 2014 update of Office 2013 for Office 365

Background One of the goals of Office Click-to-Run is to continue to innovate and improve the product with each new update release.  This month is no different. More Information With the July 2014 update of Office 2013 for Office 365 the following improvements have been made: Smaller Update Download Package:  Based on feedback from our…

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New Application Selection feature offered with the May 2014 update of Office 2013 Click-to-Run

Overview: The May 2014 update of the Office Deployment Tool  along with the May 2014 update of Office 2013 Click-to-Run (Build 15.0.4615.1001) offers administrators the ability to customize the installation to select which application to not install. Note: Versions of Office Deployment Tool and Office 2013 Click-to-Run prior to May 2014 do not support Application…

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New Group Policies introduced with the April 2014 update of Office 2013 Click-to-Run

Background: The SP1 for Office 2013 Click-to-Run introduced some new update capabilities to the product.  In order to manage these new features, four new Group Policy settings were introduced with the April 2014 update for Office 2013 Click-to-Run   Requirements: In order for these four new policy settings to work, you will need to have at…

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Lync 2013 and OneDrive for Business are not installed when installing Office 2013 with Service Pack 1

Update 4/28/14: A new version of the Office Customization Tool (OCT) has been released as part of the Office 2013 Administrative Templates to address this issue.  You can download the OCT from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35554.  Once downloaded double-click the executable to extract the contents which includes the Admin folder.  Copy this folder over the existing \Admin folder…

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