During 2014 we'll be migrating over our staff from a Lotus Notes environment over to Office 365, alongside this we'll be upgrading our office installations from 2007 to 2013.

The installation of the Office 2013 is no issue itself, however the orders I've received are as following.

We're to deploy Office 2013 accordingly to people beloning to a certain AD group and the first suite is to be only Word, Excel & Powerpoint.

With the further progress of the migration we're to keep adding one more feature of Office 2013 at a time until we've given them the full suite.


Is this possible of doing with the K1000? Seeing as the software will show as "Installed" whenever a computer receives an installation contaning only Office 2013 with Word / Excel / PP and will asumingly require a full uninstall in order for a new installation to run?


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Your best bet would be to create an MSP file using the Office Customization Toolkit for each type of deployment, then use Scripting to push it out, rather than the Managed Installs.

If you use Scripting it doesn't really check to see if it's already installed, it just downloads the files and executes the command. Also, with Office, typically, if you're doing a silent or unattended install, it will just install over the top of the existing, skipping what's already installed and adding whatever components aren't.

Answered 12/03/2013 by: BHC-Austin
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Never really fiddled with scripting when it came to installations, wouldn't this require a network share to be mapped with "net use" rather than taking the installation files straight from the kbox through the KDeploy.exe service?


Answered 12/04/2013 by: SHUni
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  • Nope. When you're building a script, there's an "Install a software package" command. When you select that, it let's you pick the software package. This is based off your software inventory, rather than Managed Installs, which gives you lots of flexibility.
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