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Install Microsoft Office 2013 with a scripted install in Kace

12/31/2014 10274 views
I am trying to install Microsoft Office 2013 with one of the Scripted installs that we have setup.

I have done some research and running a command like "msiexec /i setup /q" does not seem to work.

I have the proper .msp file created, so in theory this should work.

Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong.

Thanks in advance.
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See this article:

There you learn how to package Office 2013.
The rollout of a packaged version is trivial:
zip all stuff and simply tun the setup.exe 
Answered 01/02/2015 by: Nico_K
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The first step is to create an administrative install of Office 2013 by running the setup.exe from the command line with the /admin parameter ( i.e. \\server\share\Office15\x86\setup.exe /admin)

You can then tailor all your settings and create the .MSP file (recommended to have it run with "None" for the interface, no reboot at the end, etc.).  Then place this .MSP file into the "updates" folder in your admin install location.

Now when setup.exe is run, you will get a brief splash screen, and then the install will run silently based on what you have selected in your MSP file.
Answered 12/31/2014 by: GaryJ
White Belt

In my Office 2013 install the setup file is a ".exe". If yours is as well, then the command should really be something:
"setup.exe /adminfile setup.msp"


This is also assuming that you created the .msp file using the command setup.exe /adminfile

Answered 12/31/2014 by: Ben M
9th Degree Black Belt


Download the Office 2013 ISO.  Install virtualclone drive (free) to mount the ISO. You have to copy the Office viewable iso filesto a folder because you’re going to write a customized file from that location. Copy the officecustomization tool (admintemplates_64bit) into the same folder.  Run the admintemplates_64 and put the filesin the same folder.   

From command promptas admin run the customization tool.  Then from a dos prompt as administrator run setup.exe /admin.  Choose Create A New Setup CustomizationFile.  Choose to enter your license key or kms info.  Accept the terms check box.  Display level – NONE.  Choose NO Cancel. Save the .msp in the folder.  name it whatever.MSP  

Kace cannot upload more than one file to a library.  Zip all the files in the directory includingthe whatever.msp.

Log into Kace – (kace 2000 here) PostinstallationTasks, Add New Application,  browsed tothe zip file – command line = setup.exe /adminfile whatever.msp
Answered 04/24/2015 by: smf
White Belt

I was able to create and push installation via K1000 but I had problem to activate the Office with our E3 O365 license.

When I check

cscript.exe "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\ospp.vbs" /dstatus

I see
SKU ID: 1b686580-9fb1-4b88-bfba-eae7c0da31ad
LICENSE NAME: Office 15, OfficeProPlusR_Grace edition
LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 15, RETAIL(Grace) channel
ERROR CODE: 0x4004F00C
ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the application is running within the
ace period.
REMAINING GRACE: 3 days (4507 minute(s) before expiring)
Last 5 characters of installed product key: 27GXM
All other O365 installations downloaded directly from users office 365 profile shows:
I can remove it with command
C:\>cscript.exe "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\ospp.vbs" /unpkey:27GXM

But still can not activate it with my E3 subscription office 365 account :(

When I tried to create .MPS file with Microsoft Office Customization Tool I was not able to save the file when Product key was empty for "Enter another product key"

MPS file I created was saved under [Licensing and user interface] with "Use KMS client key" option

Do you know any solution how to how  to prepare that installation for E3 licensed Office 365 ?


Answered 11/02/2015 by: martinaam
White Belt

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