Offline installation of Office 365

In this tutorial, I will explain how to install Office 365 in offline mode.

As part of an enterprise deployment, it is not possible to download Office as many times as there are installations to do.

It is possible to download the sources and then do the installation from it.

Getting the sources of Office 365

Download the installer available from the Microsoft Download Center.

At the root of disk C, create an ODT folder then execute the download file and extract the content in the folder.

In the ODT folder, create a file named configuration.xml and edit it. You must configure the xml file to indicate which version of Office (32/64) and the language.

The example below downloads Office 365 Business 32bits in French and stores the sources in C: / ODT / 2016.

<Configuration>
  <Add SourcePath="C:/ODT/2016" OfficeClientEdition="32" >
    <Product ID="O365BusinessRetail">
      <Language ID="fr-fr" />
    </Product>
  </Add>
</Configuration>

Open a command prompt and enter the following command to download Office.

C:/ODT/setup.exe /download C:/ODT/configuration.xml

Installation

Once downloaded, move the ODT folder to a network share.

Edit the configuration file by modifying Add SourcePath by specifying the share name.

To install Office enter the following command:

//serveur/odt/setup.exe /configure //serverodt/configuration.xml

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