Silent uninstall Office 365

I had to bulk repair a few Office 365 Fat Client Installations. With the Office 365 Click-to-Run deployment EXE and two XML files this is a quick task.

First download the Office 2016 Deployment Tool:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49117

Second create the XML files:

And then deploy the tasks to the affected machines:

Hope that helps you!

Author: Marco

Marco is an IT-System administrator and IT-Consultant with 10+ years experience. He is specialized in the delivery of virtual Apps and Desktops with Citrix solutions. In 2017 he has been awarded Citrix Technology Advocate by Citrix for his community work (#CTA). His second core area is availability & performance monitoring with Zabbix, a leading open-source solution. His employer is the German IT-Company ANAXCO, which is developing a Transport Management Software (TMS) based on Microsoft Dynamics AX. More about Marco

4 thoughts on “Silent uninstall Office 365”

  1. Hi, a little confused, about your process. I assume for the removal, you ONLY used the remov.xml. Just trying to understand your two xml files, deploy, and remove. Thanks

    1. Yes, it were two deployments. First I did a complete removal with the first XML, then I did a fresh install with the second XML.

        1. As far as I know, you have to uninstall the whole Office 365 package and reinstall it with a new config.xml file, that doesn’t include Outlook.

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