Adding Office 365 ProPlus 2013/2016 to an RDS

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29-01-2018 13:21

1. Create a Shared folder, call it ProPlus and share with "Everyone"

2. Download the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run here –

Office 2013 - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36778

Office 2016 - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49117

3. Run and extract the tool to the shared folder on your RDS.

4. Edit and configure the configuration XML file as follows: (please see the comments below regarding copying and pasting this to a Notepad program)

<Configuration>
  <Add >
    <Product ID=”O365ProPlusRetail”>
      <Language ID=”en-us”  />
    </Product>
 </Add>

 <Updates />
 <Display Level=”None” AcceptEULA=”True” />
 <Logging />

<Property Name=”SharedComputerLicensing” Value=”1? />
</Configuration>

**NOTE: Edit and configure the \\SERVER\PROPLUS path - eg. \\RDS01\ProPlus

5. Save the XML file with the same name "configuration.xml"

6. From an elevated Command Prompt, run Setup to download the installation files 

        \\SERVER\SHARE\setup.exe /download \\SERVER\SHARE\configuration.xml

The Office 365 ProPlus installation files will be downloaded to the specified share with the following structure.

      

7. From an elevated Command Prompt, run Setup to install Office Click-to-Run

       \\SERVER\SHARE\setup.exe /configure \\SERVER\SHARE\configuration.xml

When the installation is complete, the Office 2016 suite will be available for use.

8. On starting the application, you will be prompted to "Activate Office".  Sign in and Click Next.

Tags: O365, Pro Plus, ProPlus, RDS
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