Office 365 Pro Plus silent install "At bootup" and "Anytime" both have issues. How do you go about deploying Office 365?
I'm a bit confused about how this works. I have an Office 365 Pro Plus Managed Installation I need to push out to the whole office and I would like to install it "at bootup". I was under the impression that the splash screen would show upon boot and stay up until the installation has finished. Unfortunately, the splash screen shows up for about 2 seconds then disappears, immediately allowing the user to sign in. The installation then completes with the user logged in, IF they don't screw it up during the process.
There are three reasons I want to be able to complete the installation before the user is allowed to log in.
One, because I can't seem to do a truly silent installation when running it with the user logged in. A black console window pops up with the path to setup.exe in the title bar. It's blank, but if the user closes it, it cancels the install. Two, because if they sign in and immediately open Outlook like most of them do, the install will fail. Three, because I want to be able to tell the users to reboot their computers whenever they're ready to update, instead of trying to schedule down time with them.
Any help on this would be awesome. I feel like this should be so simple. Running the setup command locally in a folder containing the Office installation files does a truly silent install but with KACE it doesn't seem to be able to. Ideally I just want to install after a reboot and before the user logs in.
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Posted by: chucksteel 4 years ago
We scheduled our Office install to run without a user logged in and limited the deployment hours to be outside of the regular business day. We then temporarily change our standard sleep settings to make sure computers will be powered on during the evening and will update their inventory. We can also force an inventory towards the end of the day to make sure computers check in and install the upgrade.