How to install Office 365 using offline installer

If you have to deploy Office 365 on many devices it’s not very practical to use Click-To-Run setup and therefore download installation files for each setup.

In order to create a deployment package for Office 365 offline installation here’s what you have to do:

Download Office 2016 Deployment tool from HERE.

Run the downloaded file and extract the package to C:\ODT folder.

Edit the configuration.xml file using Notepad++ editor.

Change the <Configuration> of the configuration.xml file to something like this:

<Configuration>
<Add SourcePath=”c:\ODT” OfficeClientEdition=”64” Channel=”Monthly”>
<Product ID=”O365ProPlusRetail“>
<Language ID=”en-us” />
</Product>
</Add>
<Updates Enabled=”TRUE” Channel=”Monthly” />
<Display Level=”None” AcceptEULA=”TRUE” />
<Property Name=”AUTOACTIVATE” Value=”1″ />
</Configuration>

You can change the bolded lines to your preference. If you need the x86 client version please change the OfficeClientEdition to “32“.

Also if needed, you can change the Product ID=“O365ProPlusRetail to another value, depends on the license your company owns.

If you need to install additional languages you can add another language line in the script. For example:  <Language ID=”hr-hr” />

With all this done we are ready to download installation files into C:\ODT folder.

Run Command Prompt and navigate to the C:\ODT folder.

type setup.exe /download configuration.xml

The download should begin and a new subfolder “Office” will automatically be created for this purpose in C:\ODT folder

You can also create an Installation.bat file with the following code to automize this process:

setup.exe /configure configuration.xml

That’s it if you have any questions or need help please post your comment below.

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