Hi guys.

I have deployed office 2016 successfully as a post install task in the k2.

 I now need to install Office 2016 proofing tools (German only).

I would like to add this as a post install task too.

Now I have seen a few post about how to deploy proofing tools

silently, by configuring The config.xml in the proofkit.ww folder......

But the problem Is they all launch the program by pointing

a path to a config file which is in a folder within a folder.

\setup.exe /config "C:\Users\USERNAME\Desktop\Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 Proofing Tool 15\proofkit.ww\config.xml"

or like TechNet says in their version of proofing tools deployment....

Note that you must use a fully qualified path; for example: \\server\share\Office14\Proof.WW\setup.exe /config \\server\share\Office14\Proof.WW\Config.xml

where Office14 is the root of the network installation point.


My problem is how do I point to this config file when I have zipped

all the files and uploaded to the k2.

Anyone have any idea how to deploy proofing tools as a post install task?


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The solution will be to wrap the command line in abatch file and use the "%~dp0" dodge:
"%~dp0setup.exe" /config "%~dp0Config.xml"
Note that that environment variable includes a trailing backslash.
Answered 10/04/2017 by: VBScab
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  • so are you saying I should use this......

    "%~dp0setup.exe" /config "%~dp0Config.xml"

    in the parameters field of the post install task...?

    or could you be a bit more specific
  • Thanks @VBScab. finally got it to work after a little fiddling about and comparing it to my office 2013 deployment. this is what worked for me.
    "setup.exe" /config "proofkit.ww/config.xml"
    The proofing tools has the same file structure as the MS-Office.....so was able to figure it out.
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