Create ConfigMgr Package for Office 365 Pro Plus

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Quick guide to create an O365 Pro Plus (e.g. Click-To-Run) deployment with ConfigMgr

  1. Obtain the source files
    1. Download the Office Deployment Tool for Click-To-Run
    2. Run the wizard (or use a tool such as 7-zip) to extract Setup.exe
    3. setup.exe /download <path of Configuration.xml file>
  2. Create a configuration file based upon config your desired configurations (or use the example below)
    http://community.office365.com/en-us/blogs/office_365_community_blog/archive/2013/03/06/office-365-proplus-administrator-series-client-deployment-options.aspx
  3. Create a ConfigMgr package with the setup.exe, configuration.xml file(s), and the download Office folder
  4. Create a program for the package to run command line setup.exe /configure <path of Configuration.xml file>
    (setup will locate the source files within the Office folder)

Example configuration.xml file for deployment

<Configuration>
  <Add OfficeClientEdition="32" >
    <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
      <Language ID="en-us" />
    </Product>
  </Add>
  <Updates Enabled="TRUE" />
  <Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE" />
  <Logging Name="O365ProPlusRetail.log" Path="%temp%" />
  <Property Name="AUTOACTIVATE" Value="1" />
</Configuration>

Below are some additional resources provided to me by a colleague which were of additional help.

  1. How to customize the xml: us/download/details.aspx?id=36778
  2. TechNet talking how to deploy it:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj839718(v=office.15).aspx
  3. TechNet talking about the /download and /configure commands:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219422(v=office.15).aspx

 

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3 thoughts on “Create ConfigMgr Package for Office 365 Pro Plus

    andozane said:
    September 26, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Thanks for the quick write up, we are in the middle of testing this now.

    Can this be done in the Application Catalog instead of the older Package/Program way?

      N. Moseley responded:
      September 26, 2013 at 10:38 am

      Absolutely! At the time I was doing this, it was a ConfigMgr 2007 environment which doesn’t have the App model/catalog (of course).

    Michael Leach said:
    January 23, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    How to Create an Office365 ProPlus Application in Configuration Manager 2012 R2

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