Windows 10, O365, Custom Install, Specific Applications ONLY

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

Method:

Use the Microsoft Office Deployment Tool

Downloaded from here:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49117

Configuration options for the Office Deployment Tool:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219426(v=office.15)

You can either create your .xml manually or use this ODT .xml configurator tool:
http://officedev.github.io/Office-IT-Pro-Deployment-Scripts/XmlEditor.html


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

I can achieve this with the following .xml:

<Configuration>
  <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"/>
    </Product>
  </Add>
  <Updates Enabled="TRUE" Channel="Current"/>
  <Display Level="Full" AcceptEULA="TRUE"/>
</Configuration>

 


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:

screen-shot-2017-03-02-at-17-35-32

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:

screen-shot-2017-03-02-at-17-50-14


Resolution:

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

screen-shot-2017-03-02-at-17-54-23


Result:

screen-shot-2017-03-02-at-17-54-36

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

Thank you for your interest

3 thoughts on “Windows 10, O365, Custom Install, Specific Applications ONLY

  1. Jose

    Perfect.

    Thanks!!!

    Like

  2. John

    Great tutorial. Also thanks for the useful link to the configuration page.

    Like

  3. Michael Dal Lago

    I used this also, thanks for the help; I have another question though. If I do not install Access during the install and later on want to install Access, how is this done?

    Like

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