Office 365 and 2019 now only come with one click Office Deployment Tool (ODT). This is a command-line tool that you can use to download and deploy Click-to-Run versions of office to your client computers. Typically most admins install office by downloading the MAK key with an ISO; this change starting with office 2016 where the office deployment tool was provided. Now Office 2019 only allows you to install via the office deployment tool.
|Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center - Office 2019 Download|
***UPDATE July 10, 2019***
Now you don't have to hand code your configuration any longer. Microsoft has released a Office Customization Tool for creating your click to run configuration file.
It is simple and easy to use. It also solved an issue I was having with office displaying the error on the install run "this product cannot be installed on the selected update channel"
***End of Update***
Here is the easy how to do this.
Create a file called configuration.xml Below is the XML required to run the ODT.
|Office ODT Configuration XML File|
ID which can be any of the following
- - ProPlus2019Volume
- - Standard2019Volume
- - ProjectPro2019Volume
- - ProjectStd2019Volume
- - VisioPro2019Volume
- - VisioStd2019Volume
PIDKEY (Your Office MAK Key)
The ODT is run from the cmd prompt as administrator. For simplicity I put everything in C:\office
cd to the directory with the setup.exe and if you haven't downloaded office run
setup.exe /download configuration.xml
once that has completed run
setup.exe /configure configuration.xml
you should see an output similar to the one shown below.
|CMD Prompt Commands for running ODT|
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