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Install Office 365 ProPlus on an Remote Desktop Services Server

Difficulty: Advanced


Administrator Access to Remote Desktop Server

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


This guide steps you through the process of installing Office365 (ProPlus / E3) on a Remote Desktop Servers (RDS) enabled server.
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  1. Log into your Remote Desktop Server
  2. Open your preferred Internet Browser
  3. Download the Deployment Tool:
    2013 Edition :
    2016 Edition :
  4. Edit the configuration.xml and use:

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

  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 file to
b. Re run step 5.

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