Lets see how to deploy Microsoft Office 2013 sp1 via group policy to all desktop machines
My Organizational Unit name – GPDESK
All machines are Windows 7 , As per Microsoft recommendations using Microsoft office 32 bit.
Create a folder in Domain Controller or Exchange Server –
Copy the Office2013Sp1 Setup files
Make sure Admin folder exists (If admin folder doesn’t exist – Download the ISO from Volume licensing site or Download admin folder manually)
Create a folder called logfiles in Site C:\Office2013Sp1
Now share the folder with Authenticated users –
Verified admin folder exists – Created log files folder
Step 2 –
Configuring the Config file – Edit with notepad
Locate — C:\office2013sp1\proplus.ww
Add below three lines in the Config file –
<Display Level=”none” CompletionNotice=”no” SuppressModal=”yes” AcceptEula=”yes” />
<USERNAME Value=”Customer” />
<COMPANYNAME Value=”MyCompany” />
Creating a .MSP File
Start – run – C:\Office2013Sp1\setup.exe /Admin
Choose Licensing and user interface – Enter the product key.
Choose “I accept the terms in the license agreement”
Choose Display level – none
Choose Suppress model
To activate automatically – Modify Setup properties –
Name – AUTO_ACTIVATE
Value – 1
(Skipping this step doesn’t harm anything . Office wont activated automatically)
Remove any unwanted components. in Set feature installation states
Saving the .msp file
File – Save the .msp file to – C:\Office2013sp1.msp
To verify all is ok as of now – Login to a test desktop machine – Open command prompt – Run as administrator
If installation happens silently without any issues- So far – all good.
We would see how to apply this through group policy to all the machines.
Step 3 –
Applying Administrative template files
Office 2013 Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool
Download the Group policy files on above link , extract them –
Copy the below .admx files from the extracted folder
paste in below location in domain controller –
Easily locate- – Start- run – %systemroot%\policydefinitions
Next – En-us folder from extracted files, Copy all .adml files paste to below location.
Start run – %systemroot%\policydefinitions\en-us
To locate en-US folder –
Start—Run — %systemroot%\policydefinitions\en-US
Creating a group policy –
Right click on the OU – Create a GPO in this domain
Enter the Group policy name —
Deploy Office 2013
In my CASE it worked without disabling UAC – Please Ignore this step initially.
In — Computer Configuration – Windows Settings – Security settings – Security options –
Scroll down to the last – Edit the three policies
UAC – Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators – Elevate without prompting
UAC – Detect application installation and prompt for elevation – Disabled
UAC – Run all administrators in Admin Approval mode -Disabled
In — Computer Configuration – Windows Settings – Scripts – Startup
Click ADD –
Choose browse – And Copy the .bat file inside the folder.
Click apply ok.
— In the .bat file – edit in notepad and update the below to the right location
After logon in all the desktop – Microsoft Office 2013 is Installed