How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2 In this post we will see how to deploy Microsoft Office 2013 using SCCM 2012 R2. If you are planning to deploy Microsoft Office 2010 using SCCM 2012 then you can click on this link. In this post we will be deploying Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 64 bit edition and the copy of office that I have is an MSDN copy. We know that the OCT (Office Customization Tool) is available only with volume licensed versions of Windows Installer-based Office 2013, Office 2010, and the 2007 Office system. To determine whether an Office 2013 installation is a volume licensed version, check the Office 2013 installation disk to see whether it contains a folder named Admin. If the Admin folder exists, the disk is a volume license edition. If the Admin folder does not exist, the disk is a retail edition. As there is no admin folder with MSDN copy we will first download Office Customization Tool 2013 from here. We are basically looking for an unattended setup of Microsoft Office 2013 and this can be achieved only when you customize the installation using office customization tool. You can refer to SCCM 2012 R2 step by step guide here.

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

Once you download the OCT 2013 setup file you need to install the software. Run the OCT 2013 executable file and extract the files to a folder inside Office installation files. In the below screenshot I have manually created the Admin folder and copied the OCT 2013 setup file inside it. The files are extracted to Admin folder, you can also skip creating a folder manually because the OCT 2013 setup file creates a folder named Admin by itself and extracts the files in it. The office 2013 setup files are stored on a drive in SCCM server in a folder named Office 2013.

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

On the SCCM server run the command prompt as administrator, change the path where office 2013 setup files are located. Run the command setup.exe /admin.

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

You will now see Microsoft Office Customization Tool, Choose Create a new setup customization file for following product, verify that correct product is selected. Click on OK.

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

Select Install location and organization name, in the text box provide the Organization Name.

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

Click on Licensing and user interface, choose the option Use KMS client key if you have KMS server in your organization for activating office 2013 suite, else choose Enter another product key and enter the office 2013 key. Click on I accept the terms in the license agreement. Select the Display level as Basic, check the box for Suppress modal and No cancel.

 

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

Now click on Modify Setup properties. Click Add, provide the Name as SETUP_REBOOT and Value as Never. Click OK.

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

Select Modify user settings, Microsoft Office 2013, Privacy, Trust Center. Double click the setting Disable Opt-in Wizard on first run and set the status as Enabled.

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

Now click on File -> Save As -> save the customization file inside Updates folder. Close the OCT tool.

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

Open the SCCM 2012 R2 console, under the Application Management, right click Applications and click Create Application.

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

Choose Automatically detect information and provide the path to file proplusrww.msi. Click Next.

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

The application information has been imported from .msi file. Click Next.

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

You can specify a little information about this application. We will change the Installation program command later. Choose the Install behavior as Install for system. Click Next.

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

The Application has been created successfully. Click Close.

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

Right click the Office 2013 application, click on Properties.

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

Click on Deployment Types tab, click on the msi file and click Edit.

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

Click on Content tab, set the Content location to Office 2013 folder ( or a folder where Office 2013 installation files are present, remove proplusr.ww after Office 2013 ). Click on Apply.

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

We will also create a .xml file that will help us in uninstalling the Office 2013. Open Notepad and paste the below lines.

<Configuration Product=”ProPlusr”>

<Display Level=”basic” CompletionNotice=”yes” SuppressModal=”yes” AcceptEula=”yes” />

</Configuration>

Save the file as Uninstall.xml in the folder proplusr.ww (you can choose any filename, only the extension should be .xml)

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

Click on Programs tab, change the Installation Program command to setup.exe, change the Uninstall program command to setup.exe /uninstall ProPlusr /config .ProPlusr.WWUninstall.xml

Click on Apply and OK.

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

The next step is to make the application available to DP. Right click the Office 2013 application, click on Distribute Content, choose you DP and wait until the application is available with DP. You can verify this by checking the Content Status of the Office 2013 application under Distribution Status.

Deploy the Office 2013 application to the collection. Right click on the Office 2013 application and click on Deploy. Choose the Device Collection and choose the Action as Install and Purpose as Available. (I haven’t covered the screenshots of deploying application as it’s simple to deploy an application to collection).

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

After few minutes, on the client computer we see that the application is available. Select the software and click on Install Selected.

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

The application is first downloaded to the client computer and then installed. We now see that the application is installed successfully.

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

On the client machine we see Microsoft Office 2013 as installed program.

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

Lets try uninstalling the Office 2013 suite, to uninstall the app click on Uninstall. You will see the status as Removing. Since we had configured the uninstall command for this application, the uninstall process goes smoothly.

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

Finally we see that Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 has been successfully uninstalled. You can again install the application if you need it.

How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

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Lim
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Lim

Dear Prajwal, Thanks for your article, it solve my problem. I have been spending month to try uninstall Office Pro Plus 2013 from SCCM. But after reading your post and follow it. I complete this task by just half an hours. Very thanks for your sharing. However, I notice there are some thing it might helpful for other. 1) Uninstall.xml should be create before create application package in SCCM console, else the uninstall.xml will not be download. I getting this error unable to found uninstall.xml if I follow your step, but i try to re create the application after the… Read more »

Jpatje
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Jpatje

There is an error in this procedure. When removing the ‘proplus.ww’ line in the Content tab, the content cannot be found. On the client you will see errors in the AppEnforce.log similar to:
Unable to locate or validate MSI package proplusww.msi and:
Package file in the commandline is not valid or not accessible
I will leave it in and try again.

ryan
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ryan

how was the oct configuration used in your sccm deployment? I don’t see the connection

Mohamed
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Mohamed

Hi Prajwal,

Thanks for detailed steps,
In my environment office 2013 is already in packaged and some of the users are having.
Let say 500 users are having out of 2500 users. so we are now planning to upgrade all the remaining users to office 2013 version.
After installing Office 2013, machines will scan and get the office 2013 updates from sccm as we’re adding this in our patching group. This will most likely spend more time downloading and installing updates than they did the initial installation.
So is there anyway to add all the Office 2013 updates into this?

Bartek W
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Bartek W

i got 0x87D01106 error during instalation, help me pls!

MiT
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MiT

Hi,
Is there any way to pushing out desktop shortcut when deploying application?

Mehedy Mizan
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Mehedy Mizan

HI, a great site by the way. by design and content. i would like to know that, if I want to upgrade from office 2007 to office 2013 via sccm how would i do that ? i am guessing the same tutorial as above with some extra modification of removing existing office version ??

Thanks in advance.

Helmy Mohamed
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Helmy Mohamed

Hi Prajwal,
What about lync 2013 deployment with sccm 2012 r2?

Santhosh
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Santhosh

Hello Prajwal,

Is it possible to select only Excel, power point, outlook and word to install. I dont want to install all the office components.

Regards,
Santhosh B S

Santhosh
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Santhosh

Hello Prajwal,
Nice article. I noticed a “” missing in your post. Please correct it.(setup.exe /uninstall ProPlusr /config .ProPlusr.WWUninstall.xml).

I followed your post to install the office 2013 and i could see it installed in all programs and in appwiz.cpl but in AppEnforce.log i see “Unmatched exit code (2902) is considered an execution failure.”

Client machine is Win 10 64 Bit

Am i missing anything?

Regards,
Santhosh B S

Nabil Jamil
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Nabil Jamil

Hi Prajwal, I have deployed office 2013 as per your instructions but still it is not deploying MS office on client machines. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::~ $$ Site Server Name “\Systemcenter.Arham.com” $$ Site Code “KHI” $$ CCM Account 1 “ARHAMAdministrator” $$ CCM Account 2 “” $$ Max CCR Processing Threads 10 $$ CCR Processing Thread Timeout 600000 ms $$ Sitewide Travel Mode Switch USE CLIENT SETTING $$ Days Between Account Cleanups 30 $$ ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::~ $$ Parameters for queue: “Incoming” $$ Inbox Path “C:Program FilesMicrosoft Configuration Managerinboxesccr.box” $$ Read Queue Every DIR CHANGE NOTIFICATION $$ Retry CCR For 168 Hours $$ Report Error After… Read more »

Nabil Jamil
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Nabil Jamil

Hi Prajwal,
I have followed all the steps as told by you, but in windows installer, it s asking for .msi files intead of setup.exe and uninstall.xml. kindly guide me the way through.
thanks a lot!!!!

Daniel Vachon
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Daniel Vachon

I also get “Cannot find the Specified Config.xml file. C:windowsccmcachepProplus.WWUninstall.xml” when uninstalling

Carl-Johan Arnehed
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Carl-Johan Arnehed

Getting same error as previous posters.

When i try to uninstall the Office 2013 with Software Center. It’s getting failed.

“Cannot find the Specified Config.xml file. C:windowsccmcachepProplus.WWUninstall.xml”

I noticed the uninstall.xml is not copied to ccmcache folder. Why is this?

Soporte
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Soporte

I need to uninstall software applications from SCCM, you can guide me how?, please guide me.

James Vincent
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James Vincent

Any specific app that you need to uninstall ?.

Rajasekarg
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Rajasekarg

Hi, I need to distribute the package as zero touch method, i need to deploy to 100 machines in that case i don’t want to go every system and initiate App install from Application catalogue. Do you have any post for automated package push method ?

James Vincent
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James Vincent

In that case under app deployment options, choose required instead of available.

Ace
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Ace

Great post! Worked perfectly! Is there a way to have it automatically activate without the user seeing the window prompt to activate on first use?

James Vincent
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James Vincent

If there is a KMS server setup, it will take care of the activation.

notta
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notta

This is a great post with great screenshots. I have one question though. Why is it no one ever posts detection rules? Do SCCM admins not use detection rules when deploying software to their users? This software will always show as being available even after being installed. I was hoping to see what detection rules people are using to handle the multitude of possible versions of Office out there. I can’t believe how difficult Microsoft makes it to determine the version of Office installed.

James Vincent
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James Vincent

@notta – Detection rules are important and used very often. In my upcoming posts I will surely show how detection rules are useful.

Shady Assy
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Shady Assy

Hi Prajwal .

i get this problem from distmgr.log when i distribute the content 🙁

James Vincent
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James Vincent

@Shady – Could you post your question here ? – http://prajwaldesai.com/community

mmincey
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mmincey

This worked like a DREAM. I’m installing Office 2013 Standard, so I had to change up a few things, but I followed your instructions to the letter and it worked. It even uninstalled Office 2010 Standard. Thanks for the great step by step documentation!

James Vincent
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James Vincent

Thank you mmincey.

Michael Menzie
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Michael Menzie

i tried this and after the reboot of the test system i have office 2013 but right above it in my start menu is “microsoft office” and inside it is Microsoft Sharepoint workspace 2010, Microsoft Office 2010 Tools, and Microsoft Office Tools” i thought those were supposed to be uninstalled too?? if not how can o make them uninstall during this process as well??

James Vincent
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James Vincent

Hi Michael, could you be a part of the forums – http://prajwaldesai.com/community/

Kevin Mahoney
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Kevin Mahoney

Hi. Love all your articles. One quick question. If I only have retail keys (qty 5), do I need to create a separate application in SCCM for each key? Thanks

Mohammad Sayeed
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Mohammad Sayeed

Hi Prajwal,
Thanks for your awesome posts. I’ve learned a lot.
I was trying to deploy Office 2013, through SCCM 2012 R2. Office 2013 appears on the Software center, but installation is failed when I try to install it. What could be the cause of it or how diagnose this issue ?

Thanks in advance!

James Vincent
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James Vincent

What is the error that you see ?. Make sure the computer is able to connect to DP to download the package/app. Could you tell me the error code / post the screenshot.?

Mohammad Sayeed
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Mohammad Sayeed

I figured out the previous error, I didn’t put the *.msp file on the “Updates” folder.
Now receiving the below issue. The client PC is able to ping to SCCM server, anything else to be checked ?

James Vincent
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James Vincent

That’s strange, can you try uninstalling again.

RME
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RME

Hi Prajwal, Greetings!!!

I have deployed Office 2013 with SCCM2012R2. It’s installed perfect. When i try to uninstall the Office 2013 with Software Center. It’s getting failed.

“Cannot find the Specified Config.xml file. C:windowsccmcachepProplus.WWUninstall.xml”

Please guide to me.

RME
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RME

Hi Prajwal, Greetings!!!

I am new in System Center. I am following your blogs (SCCM), It’s an excellent guide for me. I have deployed the Office 2013 installation with SCCM 2012R2. It’s perfect. When i try to uninstall, It’s getting error. “Remove Failed”. Cannot find the Specified Config.xml file. C:windowsccmcachepProplus.WWUninstall.xml.

Please guide me.

James Vincent
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James Vincent

@Markus – You will have to uninstall Lync 2010 and install only Lync 2013 using the script. I have done this in my company and I shall post this soon on my website.

Markus Kugler
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Markus Kugler

Hi
we need to continue using Office 2010 ProPlus, therefore I want to deploy only Lync 2013 from the Office 2013 ProPlus.
How can I do this. When I try “it” always removes Office 2010.

Bojan Zivkovic
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Bojan Zivkovic

I know but it usually takes too much time to post some updates since I am solving issue by issue. I can not uninstall Office 2013 from Software Center on client machine nor manually with command: setup.exe /uninstall ProPlus /config .ProPlus.wwUninstall.xml in c:Windowsccmcache1 folder on client machine. I got an error telling me that Setup can not find or validate an installation file. Please try reinstalling Office from your installation source . . . I only changed ProPlusr with ProPlus in Uninstall.xml file since it is my product name. I installed all subfeatures of .net 3.5 and 4.5 this morning.… Read more »

Bojan Zivkovic
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Bojan Zivkovic

Do you have some email or other way to contact you? I posted some questions and they have dissapeared from here.

James Vincent
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James Vincent

@Bojan – The comments have not disappeared. I approve the comments manually to avoid SPAM.

Bojan Zivkovic
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Bojan Zivkovic

I deployed Office successfully but I am unable to uninstall it. Error is: Setup can not find or validate an installation file. Please try reinstalling Office from your installation source . . .

Bojan Zivkovic
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Bojan Zivkovic

Today I tried to deploy Office 2013. Having done all the steps you depicted above I deployed Office 2013 to test collection with one machine as a member. However in Software Center on client machine Available Software list is empty and when I click on link Find additional applications from the Application Catalog I receive an error: Cannot connect to the application server. The website cannot communicate with the server. This might be a temporary problem. Try again later to see if the problem has been corrected. If this problem continues, contact your help desk. I do not want to… Read more »

James Vincent
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James Vincent

@Bojan – Yes you must install all the prerequisites as mentioned in my post else you will face errors like the one you are facing.

Miguel Moya
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Miguel Moya

hello Prajwal

I have a query, to create client implementation and not installed, only appears (Installation in progress) that problem and I have to correct.

regards

James Vincent
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James Vincent

@Miguel – Do you want to say that the client installation is unsuccessful ? Please provide some more details.

Guyrault
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Guyrault

Thanks very much for this post Prajwal this worked correctly for me!!!

James Vincent
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James Vincent

Welcome Guyrault 🙂

selim atmaca
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selim atmaca

Thanks for these great articles. I would like to share that “Uninstall functionality does not work without Cumulative Update1 for SCCM 2012 r2”.

James Vincent
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James Vincent

Hi Selim, may i know any errors that you encounter during uninstallation ?

Cristina
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Cristina

hello! very good post!

doubt, as I do for installation of office Pro Plus 365?

Ahmad
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Ahmad

Hello Prajwal, Your site is very helpful

Would you please write a post for deploying MS Lync 2013 ?
because it is not working with me
Thank you very much

BigToe
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BigToe

By the way i love your site its great

In your post what do we do with the custom_setting we created where do we add this to the package maybe i missed something????
do we add the custom setting inside the application office 2013 folder and then package it?

Daniel Cardenas
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Daniel Cardenas

Hi dude, very nice post!,
I have a problem during the installation, somewhere in the middle of the installation the installer stops displaying the following message:
“Setup cannot find Lync.en-us\LyncMUI.msi. Browse to a valid installation source and then click OK.”
But I reviewed the target folder and the msi file that the installer needs is present in that target folder, so I don’t how to fix this because the installation cannot be completed.
Did you see this error before?

Thank you
Daniel C.

Novus
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Novus

Hi, good guide, thanks!

I have a question: We have deployed just Lync 2013 using the OCT. Now, we wish to deploy all of Office 2013, but the deployment fails as it think Office 2013 is already in place, it promts for userinteraction (repair/remove etc). Do you have a solution for this, preferably without having to uninstall Lync 2013?

Joel E
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Joel E

Thanks for the helpful guide. It is very clear and easy to follow. One question i have is how do we deal with office updates? Say for example a new SP came out. How can we go about doing this?

Thanks

Mark Jones
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Mark Jones

Well that issue is now fixed. I changed the OU and applied a driver package to the task sequence. Our image is now working correctly. Thanks.

Mark Jones
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Mark Jones

I can provide another OU. Why can’t I use Computers OU? Is there just an issue when trying to add the computers there.

Mark Jones
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Mark Jones

Yes it is the Computers OU.

How do you add drivers to the task sequence (OSD)? I added drivers to the boot image for the system that we are trying to image thinking that would fix the problem but it didn’t.

Mark Jones
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Mark Jones

Prajwal I just wanted to let you know that your posts on SCCM are outstanding. Helped me through the new build of our SCCM 2012 R2 server. I have a couple of questions. 1.) When deploying Office with SCCM, can’t you have the software automatically install to the client. 2.) We are trying to create and push images to our clients. We are close but a couple of issues have been bothering me. One is that when I create the image, it seems to strip some of the system drivers, like the video card driver. The other is when we… Read more »

Ashish Vaidya
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Ashish Vaidya

Hello Prajwal, Your site is amazing.
Your posts on System Center Configuration Manager are excellent,thanks for this website

Thank you !!!

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