KACE Managed Installation
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019 / 365
NOTE 1: I don't believe Office 2019 is within the Software Catalog yet (Our KACE rep could not find it either) so we installed Office 2019 on 1 PC and deployed it via Software instead of Catalog.
NOTE 2: I highly recommend selecting the Local Source option in your Office Customization Tool in Pre-Deployment Step 2 and running the following command to download the install files to a shared software folder: "Setup.exe /download <name of .xml file created in Pre-Deployment step 2>"
Office 2019 Deployment Guide can be found here
Office 2019 / 365 should now deploy through your
When creating your custom .xml file using the Office Customization Tool from here https://config.office.com/ be sure to specify the correct path. I found it easiest to specify an existing network fileshare path that most authenticated users have permissions to. Paste your files downloaded from the Office Deployment Tool there and set appropriate permissions so Kace (or the user/account it is running as) can access these files. ODT is available here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49117
Once you have your completed XML, zip that along with setup.exe and create a scripted install. Be sure to make note of the name you use for your config file like "configurationx86.xml"
Down under dependencies, click the plus for new dependency and upload your previously created zip file.
Under Task 1 click add under the on success section, and click launch a program and enter the following:
[v] Wait for completion
[ ] Visible - leave un-selected for silent install as to interrupt users, or check for testing purposes.
Parameters: /Configure .\configurationx86.xml where <configurationx86.xml> is the name of your previously created xml file.
This process has Kace handling the installer and XML, but the fileshare serves the files. I attempted a few tries to do a managed install through Kace where SMA handles everything (easier on permissions) but have not been successful yet.
Anyone else have success deploying Office 2019 or click-to-run?
1. I downloaded the ODT (Office Deployment Tool) https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49117
2. Run the ODTool executable and extract file to a folder e.g. \\share\Office\Office2019
3. If not using Office 365, delete those (not needed)
4. Changed the configuration .xml file to this: (We use KMS so PID is not needed)
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