Office 365 Click to Run with Windows Intune

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In order to deploy office 2013 as an application through the Intune Company portal you need to use the ‘click to run’ installer rather than the full office install. I’m not sure if you can actually deploy the normal office 2013 package, I know I have had no success as it gets to around 50% and just times out.

So download Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run from here:

Install (extract) on a client machine and you should get two files – setup.exe and configuration.xml

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Open the configuration.xml and you will see the following:


<!–  <Add SourcePath=”\\Server\Share\Office\” OfficeClientEdition=”32″ >
<Product ID=”O365ProPlusRetail”>
<Language ID=”en-us” />
<Product ID=”VisioProRetail”>
<Language ID=”en-us” />
</Add>  –>

<!–  <Updates Enabled=”TRUE” UpdatePath=”\\Server\Share\Office\” /> –>

<!–  <Display Level=”None” AcceptEULA=”TRUE” />  –>

<!–  <Logging Name=”OfficeSetup.txt” Path=”%temp%” />  –>

<!–  <Property Name=”AUTOACTIVATE” Value=”1″ />  –>


In it’s current form this is no good for our deployment.  For example, we don’t need a source path as we are downloading direct from Microsoft.

Here’s a simple version that works:

<Add OfficeClientEdition=”32″ >
<Product ID=”O365ProPlusRetail”>
<Language ID=”en-us” />
<Display Level=”None” AcceptEULA=”TRUE” />
<Logging Name=”OfficeSetup.txt” Path=”%temp%” />

With the above configuration.xml it will install the 32bit version of Office 365 Professional Plus Retail. You can have multiple applications with multiple configuration files.  I have not managed to add more than one product in one configuration.xml, it just does not work.

Example for Visio Professional:

<Add OfficeClientEdition=”32″ >
<Product ID=”VisioProRetail“>
<Language ID=”en-us” />
<Display Level=”None” AcceptEULA=”TRUE” />
<Logging Name=”OfficeSetup.txt” Path=”%temp%” />

Product ID’s for Click-to-Run

  • O365ProPlusRetail
  • VisioProRetail
  • ProjectProRetail
  • SPDRetail (SharePoint Designer)

Also supported non O365 products:

  • AccessRetail
  • ExcelRetail
  • HomeBusinessRetail
  • HomeStudentRetail
  • InfoPathRetail
  • LyncRetail
  • ProfessionalRetail
  • O365HomePremRetail
  • O365SmallBusPremRetail
  • OneNoteRetail
  • OutlookRetail
  • PowerPointRetail
  • ProjectStdRetail
  • PublisherRetail
  • VisioStdRetail
  • WordRetail


Upload to Intune Software Centre

Login to your Windows Intune Subscription, go to software, managed software:

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Add software and allow the software publisher to download. Sign in with your credentials.

Select software installer, windows installer, browse to the location of setup.exe. Make sure that your configuration.xml is in a folder with just setup.exe and configuration.xml. Make sure you tick the Include additional files and subfolders from the same folder

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Next Step fill in some details:

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Specify the systems you application can be installed on:

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Detection rule – here I am going to use something simple, if you have Visio standard and Visio professional available you will need the MSI product code. But for this demo it will suffice. For Office, use WINWORD.exe or similar. The MSI product code is from proplusww.msi if you need that.

Add /configure configuration.xml to the command line arguments:

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Upload. Now you need to deploy, so right click, manage deployment, deploy to your user group, select available install, finish.

On your Intune device, fire up the company portal and install:

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It should take about 20 – 30 minutes to install.