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Windows Office 365 Offline Installer package

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Pookie, 3 May 2016.

  1. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    Anyone know how to achieve this? You would think there would be an option somewhere in the 365 portal to download but there isn't! (atleast in my customers portal). I found this but it is as much use as a chocolate tea pot! Ther is just and XML file with no details on what to do with it.

    Sorry but Pookie is in a s****y mood with this :wallbash:
     
  2. Rhydian

    Rhydian What's a Dremel?

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  3. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    Thanks Rhydian

    This is how the portal looks...

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    There isn't that option anywhere :(

    EDIT: I should add more info to the problem I am trying to solve. I need to install Office 2016 but without outlook! I then need to install Office 2013 but only with outlook. They are running exchange 2007 and it doesn't work with outlook 2016.
     
  4. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    365 doesn't play fair with mixed versions at all.
    You'll need to install 2013 or it'll error, every time you open a program it'll ask you to upgrade.
     
  5. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    Thanks Saspro, currently in order to get them up and running I have installed 365 with 2013 apps. Trouble is they were using 2016 and outlook was just using POP accounts at the time, and it was only when I got asked to migrate them to their exchange server I discovered it was Exchange 2007.

    So far there havn't been any notifications to upgrade to 2016, I want to take my chances and try and make it work as I am getting pestered several times a day for an update. If it causes issues at least I can say I tried and they can see it for themselves. They really liked 2016 and just want it back.
     
  6. Rhydian

    Rhydian What's a Dremel?

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    Yep we had the same issue.

    The best way around is to install 2016 custom install (remove outlook) and install an equivelent version of 2013 with only outlook.

    Has to be the same 32/64 bit otherwise it will throw an error when installing.
     
  7. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    That's what I need to do, how did you create the custom install for 2016? If you install from the portal it puts the whole lot on. I did try to go into add remove programs and use the "change" option to see if I could remove outlook but the option just isn't there :sigh:

    EDIT: I have the deployment tool and the XML looks like this...


    <Configuration>

    <!-- <Add SourcePath="\\Server\Share" OfficeClientEdition="32" >
    <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
    <Language ID="en-us" />
    </Product>
    <Product ID="VisioProRetail">
    <Language ID="en-us" />
    </Product>
    </Add> -->

    <!-- <Updates Enabled="TRUE" UpdatePath="\\Server\Share" /> -->

    <!-- <Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE" /> -->

    <!-- <Logging Path="%temp%" /> -->

    <!-- <Property Name="AUTOACTIVATE" Value="1" /> -->

    </Configuration>

    But I dont get what I need to put in.
     
  8. Rhydian

    Rhydian What's a Dremel?

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    Ah we normally got ours from the VLSC.

    I haven't used the deployment toolkit as of yet so my knowledge on that side is lacking :(
     
  9. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    Ah, I believe under volume license you get the traditional MSI installer option, otherwise it's Click-To_Run :sigh:
     
  10. Rhydian

    Rhydian What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah you do get KMS options but still click to run which is a massive pain.
     
  11. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    Ok so I think I may have this sorted, I found this great blog which has all the info I need and makes sense!

    http://www.askvg.com/tip-customize-...-c2r-setup-to-install-selected-programs-only/

    Now my XML looks like this for 365 2013..

    <Configuration>

    <!-- <Add SourcePath="C:\Office3652013" O365BusinessRetail="32" >
    <Product ID="O365BusinessRetail">
    <Language ID="en-us" />
    <ExcludeApp ID="Access" />
    <ExcludeApp ID="Groove" />
    <ExcludeApp ID="InfoPath" />
    <ExcludeApp ID="Lync" />
    <ExcludeApp ID="OneNote" />
    <ExcludeApp ID="PowerPoint" />
    <ExcludeApp ID="Publisher" />
    <ExcludeApp ID="SharePointDesigner" />
    <ExcludeApp ID="Word" />
    <ExcludeApp ID="Excel" />
    <ExcludeApp ID="Project" />
    <Product ID="VisioProRetail">
    <Language ID="en-us" />
    </Product>
    </Add> -->
    </Configuration>

    Need to test but finally feel like I am getting somewhere :D
     
  12. Rhydian

    Rhydian What's a Dremel?

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    Lets hope there wasn't an easier way around this in the end :p
     
  13. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    That would be typical lol, just for the sake of it here is the XML I used for the 2016 package..

    <Configuration>
    <Add SourcePath="C:\3652016" O365BusinessRetail="32" >
    <Product ID="O365BusinessRetail">
    <Language ID="en-us" />
    <ExcludeApp ID="Outlook" />
    </Product>
    </Add>
    </Configuration>

    Yet to test either but I will update the thread and let you guys know :thumb:
     
  14. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    Well I tried it yesterday and it didnt work. I guess I'll have to raise a ticket with Microsoft as its wasted too much of my time already! I will post the final outcome so that it may help some other unfortunate soul that has to deploy a custon installer for 365.

    EDIT: Might have sorted this using below...

    <Configuration>
    <Add OfficeClientEdition="32" Channel="Current" SourcePath="\\compuserver\data\nathan\3652016">
    <Product ID="O365BusinessRetail">
    <Language ID="en-us"/>
    <ExcludeApp ID="Outlook"/>
    </Product>
    </Add>
    <Updates Enabled="TRUE" Channel="Deferred"/>
    <Display Level="Full" AcceptEULA="TRUE"/>
    </Configuration>
     
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