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Install Office 365 ProPlus on an Remote Desktop Services Server

Difficulty: Advanced

Prerequisites

Administrator Access to Remote Desktop Server

Office 365 Account
- Office 365 Pro Plus Subscription or
- Office 365 E3 Subscription

Overview

This guide steps you through the process of installing Office365 (ProPlus / E3) on a Remote Desktop Servers (RDS) enabled server.
Further Reading: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn782860(v=office.15).aspx

Instructions

  1. Log into your Remote Desktop Server
  2. Open your preferred Internet Browser
  3. Download the Deployment Tool:
    2013 Edition : http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=282642
    2016 Edition : http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=626065
  4. Edit the configuration.xml and use:

    <Configuration>  
    <Display Level="Full" AcceptEULA="True" />
        <Property Name="SharedComputerLicensing" Value="1" />
        <Add SourcePath="C:\Office2013Install" OfficeClientEdition="32" >
        <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
          <Language ID="en-us" />
        </Product>
        <Product ID="VisioProRetail">
          <Language ID="en-us" />
        </Product>
      </Add>
    </Configuration>

  5. From a command prompt (with admin rights), run:

    cd \Office2013Install
    setup.exe /download configuration.xml
  6. Now run:

    setup.exe /configure configuration.xml

    The setup will now install.

  7. Done!
  8. Each user is now able to activate their copy of office via their Office 365 installation.

If you get error code 30029-1011 - You will need to do the following:

a. Rename the v32_16.0.6741.2048.cab file to v32.cab
b. Re run step 5.

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