Windows 10, O365, Custom Install, Specific Applications ONLY

Intended Audience: Anyone who wants to install only specific O365 applications within Windows


Use the Microsoft Office Deployment Tool

Downloaded from here:

Configuration options for the Office Deployment Tool:

You can either create your .xml manually or use this ODT .xml configurator tool:

I wanted to install Microsoft Word only, no other O365 applications.

I can achieve this with the following .xml:

  <Add OfficeClientEdition="64" Channel="Current">
    <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
      <Language ID="en-us"/>
      <ExcludeApp ID="PowerPoint"/>
      <ExcludeApp ID="OneDrive"/>
      <ExcludeApp ID="Outlook"/>
      <ExcludeApp ID="OneNote"/>
      <ExcludeApp ID="Lync"/>
      <ExcludeApp ID="Groove"/>
      <ExcludeApp ID="Excel"/>
      <ExcludeApp ID="Access"/>
      <ExcludeApp ID="Publisher"/>
  <Updates Enabled="TRUE" Channel="Current"/>
  <Display Level="Full" AcceptEULA="TRUE"/>


The Problem:
Now to the point. Why am I writing about this? Here is the step where I kept slipping up:


When it came to the actual execution of ODT with my .xml I kept getting this error:


Error Code: 30088-1021 (0)

I had placed “setup.exe” & “configuration.xml” into a new folder “c:/ODT”

To execute my (MS Word ONLY) installation, I opened command prompt:



For me, this error occurred because I used a relative directory path within execution instructions ” /configuration.xml”

Assuming your .xml is constructed correctly, simply use an absolute directory path

C:\ODT>setup.exe /configure c:/ODT/configuration.xml




Hopefully, if you were experiencing this same error message, this article has assisted you.

Thank you for your interest

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