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  1. Super cool… worked like magic :)

    • Hi:
      I can’t seem to get the uninstall to work.
      My uninstall line looks like this

      setup.exe /uninstall ProPlus /config \\coa-sccm-01\Share\Applications\office2013\SilentUninstallConfig.xml

      and the SilentUninstallConfig.xml looks like this

      Any Idea’s
      Thanks
      Steve

      • Ronni Pedersen
        June 7, 2013 - 13:29

        Can you uninstall Office by using this command outside of ConfigMgr (from a ComandPrompt)?

  2. Great guide, thanks so much!

    • Nice guide – I couldn’t get it to work as an application. There isn’t a mse on the Office install disk. Did I miss something? I did get it to work as a package and it installed nicely. Thanks.

  3. amazing guide, thank you! which tool did you use for the screenshots?

    • Ronni Pedersen
      January 28, 2013 - 18:12

      Thank you!
      I’m using Snagit from TechSmith.
      http://www.techsmith.com/

      • Hi Ronni

        Great article for deploying Office 2013 using SCCM 2012. I’d like to know how to deploy Office 2013 automatically to client computers without any user intervention i.e without going to system center and select office 2013 to install from client computer ? Is there any work around for that ?

        Thanks

        • Ronni Pedersen
          June 5, 2013 - 09:33

          Hi Sohail,
          Sure you can… You just need to target the deployment of Office to your collection (User or Device) and make the deployment “required“.
          Normally I perfer to target my devices for required deployments, and then use avalible deplyments for my users, but you can use any combinations you perfer.

          • Thanks for your quick reply. Where should I change it to “required” ?

            and I also like to know how to customise Office installation package by using OCT for selected Office applications like Word , Excel etc. Is there any guide available for that ?

            Thanks again.

          • Hi Ronni

            Please pardon me for asking too many questions at a time. Do you know how to deploy third party applications like Adobe reader, flash-plug in , Java and also how to manage third party application updates using SCCM 2012 ?

            Thanks again

          • Ronni Pedersen
            June 5, 2013 - 10:08

            3rd. party updates can be managed in many ways…

            You can dploy updates by creating new applications every time, and then superseed the old version.
            Here is and example: http://www.ronnipedersen.com/2013/03/java-sccm-2012-detection-methods/

            Or you could use 3rd. party solutions like System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP), Solarwinds Patch Manager or Secunia CSI.

            More info on 3rd. party updates:
            SCUP Catalog (example): http://patchmypc.net/scup
            Solarwinds Patch Manager: http://www.solarwinds.com/patch-manager.aspx
            Secunia CSI: http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/

            A Fellow MVP (Kent Agerlund) has a great post on how to setup SUCP here:
            http://blog.coretech.dk/kea/the-complete-scup-2011-installation-and-configuration-guide/

          • Ronni Pedersen
            June 5, 2013 - 10:18

            You can’t change that setting for a deployment. You need to delete the deployment, and create a new one (Not the application or deplyment type. Just the deployment).

            I don’t have a guide for multi language yet, but I’m planing to create one within the next few months.

          • Ronni Pedersen
            June 5, 2013 - 10:20

            I also like to know how to customise Office installation package by using OCT for selected Office applications like Word , Excel etc. Is there any guide available for that ?

            You can’t change that setting for a deployment. You need to delete the deployment, and create a new one (Not the application or deplyment type. Just the deployment).
            I don’t have a guide for multi language yet, but I’m planing to create one within the next few months.

          • Hi Ronny

            Can you please also comment on this ?

            Hi

            I’d like to know how to deploy critical and security updates automatically using SCCM 2012 as we deploy updates via WSUS by creating automatic deployment rule.

            Following is a youtube video about deploying updates using SCCM 2012 and it seems like a manual process of deploying updates.According to this video , it is required to filter the updates manually and then create software group and then deploy to the devices.It means that each time whenever new updates are available, then it is necessary to create a new “deploy software update wizard” and apply to the devices.It looks quiet complicated and manual process to deploy updates.Is there any workaround to deploy these updates automatically ?

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XmN189nbMc

            Thanks

  4. Can the same guide be used to deploy Office 2010

    • Absolutely… It’s 100% the same method. The same goes for Project, Visio etc.

      • Mohammad Hakeem
        May 15, 2013 - 14:36

        It is a very useful guide but I don’t why I am getting error . Till now I did not deploy it to users I am struggling with computer to accomplish this . Can I deploy it computers?
        Thanks
        Hakeem

        • Ronni Pedersen
          May 21, 2013 - 20:47

          Hi Mohammad,

          Yes. You can deploy Office 2013 to computers (devices).

          • Ronni,

            Thanks for the Artical it works great I have a question though the office 2013 install leaves parts of office 2010 installed “Tools” and “Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010″ is there a way to incorporate a removal of these inside the 2013 Deployment without having to go through a 2010 uninstall?

          • Ronni Pedersen
            October 10, 2013 - 20:29

            I dont know…. But I would create an uninstall job to fix this issue.

  5. Hi Ronni

    Great guide but I’m trying to install Office 2013 to a device collection when the user is logged off but the deployment status just shows as unknown and does not go any further. The deployment only works to a user collection and thus they need to be logged on.

    Have you had any success deploying to devices?

    Cheers
    David

    • Hi David,
      Yes. I’ve deployed office to devices many times… Works like a charm :)
      Are you deploying the application as available or mandatory? If you need the application to be deployed automatically, you need to select mandatory.
      Otherwise the application will just show up in the Software Center (not the Application Catalog), as an available application.

  6. Hey Ronni

    Yep I’ve set it to mandatory and that works fine if it’s deployed to a user collection but when I deploy the same package to a device collection it just kind of hangs with an unknown status. It’s almost as if its waiting on a prompt or something even though it’s completely silent. Maybe office is not designed for a machine based install only a user install?

  7. Hey Ronni,

    When I deploy everything appears to install fine, however it ignores my set feature installation states settings, I just don’t want all the applications being installed. I’ve set those apps to Not Available and Hidden, but they still install normally.

    • Ronni Pedersen
      March 22, 2013 - 22:49

      Hi dwood,
      Not sure what’s wrong in this case. The only thing I can think of is if you change a setting, and then forgot to update the distribution point.

  8. Hi Ronni,

    When I start the Microsoft OCT ı select create a new setup and later ı show your guide a defaul file types popup but my screen ı cant show defult file types popup. Is this a proble? I use Office 2013.

    • Not sure why you don’t get this pop-up. It might be related to the Office edition you use.
      So my answer is no. It’s not a problem.
      But when you test your deployment, just start Word and try to save the document. If the default fileformat is *.docx, you should be fine :-)

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