Posts Tagged ‘Office 365 ProPlus’

In a recent project where I was involved to deploy Office 365 ProPlus to both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 clients, I ran into an issue that I would like to share.

The customer does not have local internet available for their client computers so we opened the URLs/IPs related to Office 365 specified in the following article from Microsoft; Office 365 URLs and IP address ranges.

When we did the initial testing on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 clients, we found out that Windows 8.1 Clients with Office 365 ProPlus could activate with no problems but on the Windows 7 clients the Office 365 ProPlus activation wizard would not run and reported; “We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later.” (more…)

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In the May update of Office Deployment tool and Office 365 ProPlus (15.0.4615.1001) an option that provides IT admins installing Office 365 ProPlus using the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run the ability to exclude components of the Office suite, such as Access or InfoPath has been added. This is done with the ExcludeApp attribute as I’ll show you below.

This update was released after my previous blogposting on how to customize the Office 365 ProPlus installation, so this posting will only highlight the new way todo this. All other steps can be followed in my previous posting.

  1. I’ll edit my existing Install.xml and adjust it so it looks like this;1

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Updated post here: Office 365 ProPlus Application Selection

There are a lot of posting out on how to deploy Office 365 ProPlus from an on-premises location, but I could not find anyone with a walk-through of doing a custom installation. All the postings I found takes an all or nothing approach when installing Office 365 ProPlus, but what if I only want some of the components installed? This is straightforward in the traditional installer or with Office Customization Tool.1 2

To accomplish this with the Office 365 ProPlus installation, we first need to download the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run and install it. It will provide you with two files, setup.exe and configuration.xml. When this is done, we are ready to start the process of making a customized Office 365 ProPlus Installation.

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