ConfigMgr 2012 Guides

I’m currently working on a series of articles that will guide you through the installation, configuration and operation of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr/SCCM 2012).

How-to guides:

Application Deployment

Deploying Microsoft Office 2013 using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

 

  • Vibs
    #1 written by Vibs  1 year ago

    Super cool… worked like magic :)

    • Steve
      #2 written by Steve  10 months ago

      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
        #3 written by Ronni Pedersen  10 months ago

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

  • Ryan
    #4 written by Ryan  1 year ago

    Great guide, thanks so much!

    • Tom
      #5 written by Tom  10 months ago

      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.

      • Tom
        #6 written by Tom  10 months ago

        Nevermind – I found it. Great guide – Thanks

  • Helmut
    #7 written by Helmut  1 year ago

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

    • Ronni Pedersen
      #8 written by Ronni Pedersen  1 year ago

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

      • Sohail
        #9 written by Sohail  10 months ago

        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
          #10 written by Ronni Pedersen  10 months ago

          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.

          • Sohail
            #11 written by Sohail  10 months ago

            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.

  • Nash
    #12 written by Nash  1 year ago

    Can the same guide be used to deploy Office 2010

    • Ronni Pedersen
      #13 written by Ronni Pedersen  1 year ago

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

      • Mohammad Hakeem
        #14 written by Mohammad Hakeem  11 months ago

        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
          #15 written by Ronni Pedersen  11 months ago

          Hi Mohammad,

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

          • Randy
            #16 written by Randy  7 months ago

            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?

  • David
    #17 written by David  1 year ago

    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

    • Ronni Pedersen
      #18 written by Ronni Pedersen  1 year ago

      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.

  • David
    #19 written by David  1 year ago

    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?

  • dwood
    #20 written by dwood  1 year ago

    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
      #21 written by Ronni Pedersen  1 year ago

      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.

      • Dwood
        #22 written by Dwood  1 year ago

        I wish that was the case, but I definitely updated content :(

  • Sohail
    #23 written by Sohail  10 months ago

    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
    #24 written by Ronni Pedersen  10 months ago

    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
    #25 written by Ronni Pedersen  10 months ago

    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.

  • Sohail
    #26 written by Sohail  10 months ago

    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

  • Ronni Pedersen
    #27 written by Ronni Pedersen  10 months ago

    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
    #28 written by Ronni Pedersen  6 months ago

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

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