How-to: Deploying Microsoft Office 2013 using SCCM 2012

This Step-by-step guide describes how to prepare and add Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus to the Application library of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SCCM), by using the designated functions for doing this in the Configuration Manager Console interface.This g

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  • HI Ronni,
    1 Posts | Last post September 28, 2016
    • Thank you for this step-by-step guide. It works perfect. It's the first SCCM package i've done. 
  • Error in the instalation
    1 Posts | Last post March 11, 2016
    • HI Ronni,
      I have a problem with the instalation, when the aplication is downloaded in the clients and run this, that stay in status installing... latter pass to status "time out" even if i try to install manually only status pass to installing but the office 2013 isn´t install. i verify the app in the ccmcache folder and i install manually from this location and the instalation is sucessful. my question is, why the app is not installed sucess? what is the problem with my deploy?
      thank for you support
  • Couple of articles you need to refer to so that you can successfully create the MSP
    1 Posts | Last post September 10, 2015
      And, not sure why a fix wasn't included in the new Admin folder referenced above...
    (Can’t change Office 2013 shortcut locations in the Office Customization Tool)
      Any chance of including these in the next version of your guide?
  • Reboots and user interaction when using supersedence
    1 Posts | Last post May 26, 2015
    • Hi Ronni, This is an awesome how to.  I'm struggling with the reboot options - I'd like to run an uninstall task for office 2010 (working on it's own) as a supersede, then run the office 2013 install.  When suppressing reboots it stops and waits for a reboot after the uninstall and then doesn;t appear to carry on with the 2013 installation.  Also, the 2013 seems to fail and need a retry (it goes into a suspended mode).  I'm probably doing something pretty fundamental wrong as I'm quite new to sccm.  I'd appreciate your thoughts.
      Thanks. Stephan
  • Cant remove old products
    2 Posts | Last post April 08, 2015
    • I have a similar issue as others have stated. Following the directions provided I can get Office 2013 to install on my Windows 7 workstations. The issue is Office 2010 and Lync were installed on these workstations during OSD in the past. So when Office 2013 installs 2010 is left on the workstation causing many issues. I need to have Office/Lync 2010 uninstalled before 2013 installs. It seems the default behavior of uninstalling older product does not work. 
      I tried creating a new application for office 2010 with the SilentUninstallConfig.xml uninstall string you mentioned in the document. The problem currently is I cant add the Office 2010 application to the Supersedence tab for the 2013 application. When I check the uninstall box and then click OK the window goes away but does not add it into Supersedence. I am not even sure this will work since SCCM did not install 2010 to begin with. 
      Thanks, Scott 
    • Here is one solution... had communicator and Lync 2010 left over after a O365 install.
  • Not able to deploy Lync 2013 SP1 via SCCM 2012 R2
    1 Posts | Last post March 26, 2015
    • I can deploy LYNC 2013 (Advance client) sucessfully via SCCM 2012 R2.
      But the same only shows the install in ADD REMOVE program for Lync 2013 SP1.
      In both the cases the MSP file is created by following same options.
      Kindly suggest.
  • Remove Sharepoint Workspace 2010 and Onenote 2010
    2 Posts | Last post January 23, 2015
    • Hello,
      Great step through, worked well for me. Is there a way to remove SharePoint 2010 Workspace and OneNote 2010 during the install/upgrade to 2013? I have a custom MSP file that is set to remove previous versions of office but these apps remain. 
    • I would recommend that you create an uninstall job for the Office 2010 components, and then use the built-in superseded feature in SCCM to make sure that the Office 2010 components gets uninstalled before you install the newer version.
  • User experience for required installation
    2 Posts | Last post January 23, 2015
    • Hi Ronnie
      Great tutorial.  It's saved me a ton of time.  One problem wer're having is that since we're doing a required installation is that it eventually times out.  It looks as if it's not quite unattended as you mentioned previously.
      Our settings for the Customization Tool are:  Basic, Completion Notice and Suppress Modal, so maybe it's waiting for some kind of user input????
      Ideally what we'd like is to have a required install yet still have the "basic" window show up allowing the user to see the green progress bar.
      Is that possible?  What would the deployment settings be set to...Normal?  Hidden?
      Thank you so much for any help you can provide...
    • "Completion Notice" will add a pop-up in the end. That is most likely what's causing this problem.
  • Multiple MSP files
    2 Posts | Last post January 23, 2015
    • How would you handle needing multiple MSP files?  I recognize if there is only one msp file in the updates folder then the program would use it.  However, we have multiple msp as we have different departments that need different things (some need lync client others don't).  Should I then have to reference my msp file in the setup command?  I've created multiple deployment types for the different msp's.  Would it be better to create different applications?  
    • It's hard to give a "whats best" answer, but to keep the management simple, I think I'd go for a solution with 2 applications.
      Multiple DT's can solve this too, but that would required that you use the requirement rules for targeting, and that's not what they where designed for.
      Hope you can use this answer for something :-)
  • Uninstall Office and Lync 2010 (supersede option in SCCM application)
    2 Posts | Last post January 23, 2015
    • Will supersede work to uninstall Office 2010 and Lync 2010 if it is needed to restart the computer before all old Office files are removed correctly ?
    • Absolutely :-)
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