How to deploy office 2016 using SCCM 2012 R2

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How to deploy Office 2016 using SCCM 2012 R2 In this post we will see how to deploy Office 2016 using SCCM 2012 R2. Along with Office 2016, Microsoft has released office 2016 deployment tool. The Office 2016 Deployment Tool allows the administrator to customize and manage Office 2016 Click-to-Run deployments. This tool will help administrators to manage installations sources, product or language combinations, and deployment configuration options for Office Click-to-Run. If you are confused between between Office 2016 and Office 365 here is some info about it. Microsoft Office 2016 is an Office suite that includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visual Basic for Applications, and Microsoft Query. There is a Mac version and a Windows version of Office 2016. Office 365 is the name Microsoft gives to a subscription service. Within this service various options are available depending on what you need and want to pay for. Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac and Windows are both available within an Office 365 subscription. Talking about the deployment of office 2016, I have got the Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 32bit volume license copy with me, we shall see how to deploy it.

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How to deploy office 2016 using SCCM 2012 R2

On the Configuration Manager server run the command prompt as administrator, change the path where office 2016 setup files are located. Run the command setup.exe /admin.

How to deploy office 2016 using SCCM 2012 R2

You will now see Microsoft Office Customization Tool, Choose Create a new setup customization file for following product, verify that correct product is selected. Click on OK.
How to deploy office 2016 using SCCM 2012 R2

Click on Licensing and user interface, choose the option Use KMS client key if you have KMS server in your organization for activating office 2016, else choose Enter another product key and enter the office 2016 key. Click on I accept the terms in the license agreement. Select the Display level as Basic, check the box for Suppress modal and No cancel.

How to deploy office 2016 using SCCM 2012 R2

Now click on Modify Setup properties. Click Add, provide the Name as SETUP_REBOOT and Value as Never. Click OK.

How to deploy office 2016 using SCCM 2012 R2

Select Modify user settings > Microsoft Office 2016 > Privacy > Trust Center. Double click the setting Disable Opt-in Wizard on first run and set the status as Enabled.

How to deploy office 2016 using SCCM 2012 R2

Now click on File -> Save As -> save the customization file inside Updates folder. Close the OCT tool.

How to deploy office 2016 using SCCM 2012 R2

Open the SCCM 2012 R2 console, under the Application Management, right click Applications and click Create Application. Choose Automatically detect information and provide the path to file proplusww.msi. Click Next.

How to deploy office 2016 using SCCM 2012 R2

The application information has been imported from msi file. Click Next.

How to deploy office 2016 using SCCM 2012 R2

You can specify a little information about this application. We will change the Installation program command later. Choose the Install behavior as Install for system. Click Next.

How to deploy office 2016 using SCCM 2012 R2

The Application has been created successfully. Click Close.

How to deploy office 2016 using SCCM 2012 R2

Right click the Office 2016 application, click on Properties. Click on Deployment Types tab, click on the msi file and click Edit. Click on Content tab, set the Content location to Office 2016 folder ( or a folder where Office 2016 installation files are present, remove proplus.ww after Office 2016 ). Click on Apply.

How to deploy office 2016 using SCCM 2012 R2

Click on Programs tab, change the Installation Program command to setup.exe. Click on Apply and OK.

How to deploy office 2016 using SCCM 2012 R2

The next step is to make the application available to DP. Right click the Office 2016 application, click on Distribute Content, choose you DP and wait until the application is available with DP. You can verify this by checking the Content Status of the Office 2016 application under Distribution Status.

Deploy the Office 2016 application to the desired collection. Right click on the Office 2016 application and click on Deploy. Choose the Device Collection and choose the Action as Install and Purpose as Available. (I haven’t covered the screenshots of deploying application as it’s simple to deploy an application to collection).

After few minutes, on the client computer we see that the application is available. Select the software and click on Install Selected.

How to deploy office 2016 using SCCM 2012 R2

Open Appenforce.log file in case you face issues with installation. You could also monitor the installation process.

How to deploy office 2016 using SCCM 2012 R2

The application is first downloaded to the client computer and then installed. We now see that the application is installed successfully.

How to deploy office 2016 using SCCM 2012 R2

61 COMMENTS

  1. Hello Sir! After following all of your directions my software installations stays at the installing status. The last step in the AppEnforce log says waiting for process 1560 to finish. Any advice to get Office to install?

  2. Hi Prajwal, great post. I was wondering if you can shed some light: (1) Skype for business 2016 gone missing. (2) Excel 2016 complained not the default program for spreadsheet. If there anywhere on OCT I can edit Not to tell me if it’s not the default program? I found it for WORD, but unfortunately, not Excel. Both questions were discussed on several websites, but no concrete answer. Thank you. Note: (1) happened either through Office 2010 to 2016 upgrade or freshly imaged system. (2) Excel 2016 not default only happened when upgrading from 2010 or 2013 to 2016.

    • Did you get help with this? I have the same problem with S4B. everything else Works fine, but skype comes up with the recording program and not skype for business…

  3. Hello Prajwal! I followed your guide for Office 2013 and 2016. Things appear to be working well with one exception. After Office 2016 installs, it says that a restart is required. I did modify the setup properties to include the SETUP_REBOOT and set value to Never. Any thoughts on this? Thanks!

  4. I followed the instruction and deployed. Everything worked out fine. Just one thing – when I clicked install from software center it prompted with the screen (Choose the installation you want Install Now / Customize). I clicked customize office and selected all to run from this computer. The install was successful.
    How can, I suppress the pop up box of Install Now / Customize screen? I did create custom_setting and saved the file in updates folder – yet the install is not silent. Appreciate your input.
    One more thing in the Privacy Trust Center screen you mentioned Disabled to opt at first run as Disabled per your screen shot but your notes say as Enabled. Which one is correct?

  5. I followed the instruction and distributed the application. The problem I have is now I can not deeply to devices the only option I have is users I test to deploy to users but i tis not appearing in Software Center.

    I am using SCCM 1511.
    I chose KMS Client key while customizing Office.

  6. Hi. I’m having trouble right from the start. I’ve downloaded and installed the office deployment tool. When I run setup.exe /admin from an admin prompt, I only get the /help screen. The tool doesn’t open. Any thoughts? I’ve done this before successfully with office 2013 a few years ago.

  7. This worked very well. However, this doesn’t seem to install without the user requesting it. Or do I just need to wait? How do I deploy as per sccm 2007 advertisements automatically?

  8. At one point, the instructions say: Select Modify user settings > Microsoft Office 2016 > Privacy > Trust Center. Double click the setting Disable Opt-in Wizard on first run and set the status as Enabled. But the photo shows the setting as “Disabled”. You may need to update that as to not confuse anyone.

  9. Hi Prajwal,
    Thanks a lot for the post. very helpful and it worked fine fine.
    I installed 2016 and unfortunately it did not uninstall 2010. what would you suggest i should do to uninstall office 2010?

    Thanks

  10. Sir,
    While creating the application, i receive the error “Please specify a valid UNC file path”. this is the location where my msi file is stored “E:SoftwareOffice 16 32bit setupstandard.wwstandardww.msi”

    plz help

  11. Sir,
    The setup was successful and application is created for Office 2016 setup but i have not yet deployed it. My client machines have office 2010 installed on them, so deploying office 2016 through SCCM will upgrade clients office 2010 to office 2016 or is it going to create another instance of office on the client machine?

  12. Hi Prajwal,

    Your posts always very useful, helpful and save so much time and energy.

    I am trying to deploy Skype for Business (SFB) entry using SCCM 2012 R2 to our ORG. I am stuck where i am unable to find MSI for SFB even Microsoft O365 team were not able to provide. Can you please kind enough to assist me how can i create a package or application for SFB.exe and deploy it across our ORG. We are using Office 2010 PRO Plus in our environment.

    Please help

  13. Hi Prajwal,

    Followed same steps as mentioned but on the client side installation is failing,Checked Appforce logs(Error: 1. Looking for exit code 30030 in exit codes table,2. Unmatched exit code (30030) is considered an execution failure.).
    Can you please help me out on this issue

  14. Hi Prajwal,

    We are deploying MS office 2013 to production, we planned through the AD sites I request you to provide the AD SITES deployement query. We have 160 AD Sites. How to handle multiple ad sites in single query?

    Thank you very much.

    Regards,
    Deepak Kumar

  15. Prajwal,

    I’m looking to push out Office 2016 to my organization, however I want certain Office features disabled (access, infopath, publisher, project, etc). How do I configure the customization tool so that it does not enable these programs?

    Thank you,
    Jeff

    • You can upgrade from Office 2013 32-bit to Office 2016 32-bit, and you can upgrade from Office 2013 64-bit to Office 2016 64-bit. If you install 32-bit and then later decide you want to switch to 64-bit, you have to uninstall the 32-bit version, and then re-install the 64-bit version. The reverse is also true—going from 64-bit Office to 32-bit Office also requires an uninstall and then a re-install.

  16. Hi Prajwal, thanks a lot for the post. Can i do this with o365? My organization has business subscription of o365. All users at this time have office 2013. How would i go about upgrading all users to office 2016/o365 via SCCM R2? Please assist if possible, I’m a newbie to o365 and SCCM.

  17. Prajwal, do you have a guide for going from Office 2010 to 2016 O365? Do I uninstall O2010 first and then install 2016? Thanks!

  18. Hello!
    I have a question about uninstalling office 2016. For office 2013 we used a value “Setup.exe /uninstall ProPlus” in deployment type settings. How about this version?

  19. Hello Prajwal,

    I tried Running the command setup.exe /admin and don’t see Microsoft Office Customization Tool coming up. Like in 2013 i dont have admin folder also. Am i missing something. Is my software not volume license copy?

    Regards,
    Santhosh B S

  20. We had this issue too.. it installed side by side 2010 even tho I told the OCT to remove all older versions. It also installed One drive for business even tho I have it as Not Available in the OCT.

  21. I followed your steps and but the deployment did not work. I see the following errors in the AppEnforce and AppDiscovery logs:

    +++ Application not discovered. [AppDT Id: ScopeId_4DE5254E-9251-46C2-AFF3-92787ECB960D/DeploymentType_1a695295-a569-4a3d-b052-88ffa863bc8c, Revision: 2]

    +++ Did not detect app deployment type Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 – Windows Installer (*.msi file)(ScopeId_4DE5254E-9251-46C2-AFF3-92787ECB960D/DeploymentType_1a695295-a569-4a3d-b052-88ffa863bc8c, revision 5) for system.

    Anyone else seen this? How do I get around it?

    I looked at the Detection Method tab, I am using Windows Installer as the Setting Type and Product Code of {90160000-0011-0000-1000-0000000FF1CE}

  22. I followed your steps but the deployment did not work. I see the following errors in the AppEnforce and AppDiscovery logs:

    +++ Application not discovered. [AppDT Id: ScopeId_4DE5254E-9251-46C2-AFF3-92787ECB960D/DeploymentType_1a695295-a569-4a3d-b052-88ffa863bc8c, Revision: 2]

    +++ Did not detect app deployment type Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 – Windows Installer (*.msi file)(ScopeId_4DE5254E-9251-46C2-AFF3-92787ECB960D/DeploymentType_1a695295-a569-4a3d-b052-88ffa863bc8c, revision 5) for system.

    Anyone else seen this? How do I get around it?

    I looked at the Detection Method tab, I am using Windows Installer as the Setting Type and Product Code of {90160000-0011-0000-1000-0000000FF1CE}

    • Mine was failing that it could not detect the app. Using the following worked for me:
      {90160000-008C-0000-1000-0000000FF1CE} for x64 Office 2016
      {90160000-008F-0000-1000-0000000FF1CE} for x86 Office 2016

  23. All of our users do not have local admin access to their computers. I am creating applications in SCCM so they show up in the Software Catalog with Require Admin approval. Is there a way to set these applications to install without admin credentials once approval has been granted?

  24. There is some buggy things here 🙂
    Office Shortcut’s ends up direct under “All Programs” and not in “All ProgramsMicrosoft Office”

  25. Can I modify Office 365 ProPlus components through SCCM 2012? Ex: I deployed Office 365 ProPlus to client workstations and only deploy Word. Later on, I would like to add the rest of the Office product such as Excel / Outlook… etc. Can I do that through SCCM 2012 v1702?

    Thanks a lot.

  26. Hi.. I need to uninstall previous office versions (either 2010 prof plus or 2013 prof plus) during this deployment. Is it possible to deploy 2016 with silent uninstall of 2013 at same time?

    Please note that i have tried the remove option in /admin file but it removes only selected products.

  27. Okay, maybe I am missing something. I noticed that you used the customization tool to create the MSP file, but I do not see any reference of that file in the Application setup for Office 2016. I would expect that you would have to the use the adminfile switch for the Installation Program portion where you have setup.exe.

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