Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

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In this post we will see the steps to deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool. Click-to-Run is a Microsoft streaming and virtualization technology that significantly reduces the time that is required to download and use Office products. It allows administrators to download and install Click-to-Run for Office 365 products and languages sources to an on premises location. To customize a Click-to-Run for Office 365 installation, administrators run the Office Deployment Tool and provide a custom Configuration.xml configuration file. The Office Deployment Tool performs the tasks that are specified by using the optional properties in the configuration file. In my previous post on How to deploy office 2016 using SCCM 2012 R2 we saw the Office 2016 deployment using SCCM but we had the setup files with us as it was a volume licensed copy. In this post we will download the 32 bit version of office 2016 using a configuration file and then deploy it using configuration manager.

Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

Let’s start by downloading the office 2016 deployment tool. Click here to download the tool.

If you are looking to create configuration file for deploying office 2016 then Office Click-To-Run Configuration XML Editor will help you. This is a very nice tool.

Run the setup file and accept the license terms. Click Continue.

Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

Extract the files to a folder. After extracting you will see 2 files. Setup file and configuration file. “setup.exe” is the Click-to-Run Office Deployment Tool executable.

Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

When you run the setup file in the command prompt you will see few options. We will be using download and configure options.

Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

We will create a xml file for downloading office 2016. Do not modify the existing configuration xml file. We will use it later for deployment. Create a new text document and rename it to “Download 32 Bit Office 2016” and set the extension as xml. Paste the below code. Provide the SourcePath, this is a folder path where you download the setup files for installing office. Set OfficeClientEditon=”32″ if you want to deploy 32 bit version of office else set OfficeClientEditon=”64″ if you want to deploy 64 bit version of office 2016. Save the file after you make all the changes.

If you have created a file for downloading 32 bit office, you can also create similar file for downloading 64 bit version of office.

Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

Now lets download the office. Open the command prompt and run the below command. It will take few minutes to download the office files.

Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

In the below screenshot as you can see, I have downloaded both office 2016 32 bit and 64 bit installation files. If you are not deploying 64 bit office you need not download it.

Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

Next step is to modify the configuration file which we will use it for deploying office 2016. Set the OfficeClientEdition = 32 or 64 (32 bit office or 64 Bit office). The PIDKEY value is where you provide your product key. If you are using per-user licensing then you need to remove the entire PIDKEY value.

Here is how the configuration file looks. After you make changes save the file.

Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

To deploy the office 2016 using SCCM, create a new application. Select Manually specify the application information. Click Next.

Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

Provide the app name and click Next.

Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

Click Next.

Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

Click Add to create a deployment type

Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

Select Manually specify the deployment type information. Click Next.

Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

Specify the name for this deployment type. Click Next.

Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

Specify the content location of your source files. You don’t need to specify the path to the configuration file as you have the file in the same directory as the setup file and you don’t need to specify the path to the offline source because it will automatically look for this in the office folder from where you launched the setup file. In the installation program type the below command and click Next.

Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

For detection method, click Add Clause to add a detection rule. Select Windows Installer and use {90160000-008C-0000-1000-0000000FF1CE} for the product code. Click Next.

Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

Choose the Installation behavior to Install for system, Logon requirement to Whether or not a user is logged on. Click Next.

Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

Click Next.

Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

Click Next.

Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

Click Close.

Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

Right click the application and deploy it to the desired collection. In my case i made the app available to a collection. We see the app is available to install in Software Center. To install the app select the app and click Install Selected.

Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

We see that office 2016 installed. Check AppEnforce.log file if you face installation issues.

Deploy Office 2016 using Click to Run deployment tool

  • Khaled Salem

    Thanks buddy, working like a charm 🙂 , just two things It didn’t detect that the application is installed “+++ Application not discovered. [AppDT Id: ScopeId_03FB6A21-E4C1-41B7-B22E-6B5B218496D3/DeploymentType_df257a9b-9f90-4713-aa9a-308be5825242, Revision: 1]”
    2nd it won’t activate (i’m office365 user)

  • see vimal

    How can I install office2016 in D drive using configure file or is there any other option

  • Heet Shah

    I have mistakenly run this tool without any XML source and till now it has used up 1.5 Gb space on my ram do you have any idea where will the downloaded files be stored