This post describes creating SCCM Office 2013 application and installing it from client computer using application catalog.
Office 2013 is available from Microsoft to download for evaluation for 60 days. There are two versions of Office 2013 install that are available.
You can download retain version from evaluation site. However retail version does include the customization binaries. Customization binaries are needed to customize the Office 2013 install.
Download them from here
Extract the downloaded files and copy the admin folder to office2013 source files folder
To start the customization , Open admin command prompt and go office2013 source folder and type in
setup.exe /admin .
Setup.exe /admin open prompt to create a setup customization file . Select create new file and click ok
Here is the technet link to Microsoft Customization Tool.
Welcome scree tell you that you are about to create a MSP file that will store all the customization
Provide the install location and Origination Name
Enter the product Key
Accept the licence agreement.
Set display level to none. For enterprise use display level none is recommended because the install then does not wait for any user input. However if display level none is selected it is also recommended that users be made aware to close all the open office files.
When display level none is selected completion notice and No cancel does not apply so does not matter if they are checked or note.
Suppress modal will not show any warnings if any files are open or if there are any errors it wont pop up on the screen.
Next is Modify setup properties
Here is link to all the setup properties for office 2013.
Add a setup property HIDEUPDATEUI and add value True . This will hide the update prompt at the start
Click on add again and add another property SETUP_REBOOT and set the value to AutoIfNeeded.
Based on the office install if the a reboot is needed system will reboot after installation.
Next to Modify user settings -> office 2013 ->Privacy->Trust Center and disable Opt-in Wizard on first run.
Next is set feature installation states – and remove Microsoft access , Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft infopath, Microsoft Lync. (Later in the post I will verify if these components are actually not installed)
Click on File and save as , Save this to updates folder in office 2013 source files folder
I named the file Office2012setup.msp . This completes the msp creation process
I am not ready to create the application . Go to SCCM console -> Software Library -> Overview -> Application Management right click create new application
Provide the msi file path (If it is Volume licence version folder name is proplus and if it is retail version folder name if proplusr )
SCCM will automatically import all the information from the msi
Provide the name of application , Fill in any other fields as necessary
Review the summary and click Next
This finishes adding application with basic settings to SCCM
Now select the application from console and from the bottom screen select deployment types
right click and properties and click on content tab
Content location will be \\cm01\sources\application\office2013\proplusr.ww
Change it to \\cm01\sources\application\office2013
Click on programs tab and change the installation program to setup.exe
Change the uninstall program to setup.exe /uninstall proplusr .
Click on apply OK to finish.
At this point application is ready to distributed to distribution points . Once application is distributed to all distribution points .
Now create a collection of users to whom this application will be deployed.
Create a deployment to deploy this application to users.
Browse to provide the application
Browse again point to the collection you created previously and click next
Content will show on which distribution points this application resides
In deployment settings , Choose action install and purpose as available .
I am want application to available immediately , Click next
click next leaving defaults
Review the summary if changes are needed at this point go back and fix them .
If every this is ok , click next
Review the completion notice and click close
After the deployment is complete , Go to users machine and login with the same user account which the member of the collection where the application is advertised ( errr… or deployed I meant)
Go to software center and click on application catalog website and you will see Office application if the policy is updated
Select the application and click on Install
Application will prepare to download and then it will download the applicaiton
At this point application install status can be checked from software center.
Once install is finished , Software center displays message the application install was successful
Now go to start and expand office 2013 and review
As seen – Microsoft access , Microsoft Infopath , Microsoft Lync and Microsoft Publisher and not installed as configured in the msp
In order to uninstall office , Close any open office files and go to software center .
Under installed software , Select office and click on uninstall
Click Yes to uninstall
Progress bar displays office is being uninstalled
Finally confirmation that office is uninstalled from the computer.
This concludes the post !