Inspired by Trond Eric Haavarstein’s evergreen PowerShell setup scripts, I created a download and install script for Office 365 Deployment Tool (ODT).
Microsoft Office 365 is the new standard in the EUC space right now. To honor this, we need a fast and reliable way to install it with our favorite deployment tools like MDT or PDQ, for example when you rebuild your master images.
There are a few different ways to deploy Office 365, but they are all similar:
You need the Office 365 Click-to-run setup.exe (Office Deployment Tool (ODT))
You need a XML configuration file
You decide to deploy from a pre-build offline cache or the files are downloaded from Microsoft each and every time
And then you go: setup.exe /configure configuration.xml
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After many years with with Windows Server 2008 R2, we received over 200 different Windows Updates. The c:\ partition grows year after year. Among other things, Windows Updates creates uninstall information for every installed update. So if you ever needed, you could revert a single update. There are systems where this is crucial, but there are also many Windows Servers, where we know that this will never be necessary. In this case, you have the ability to use cleanmgr.exe to remove the following things automatically:
Downloaded Program Files
Internet Cache Files
Offline Pages Files
Service Pack Cleanup
Temporary Setup Files
Upgrade Discarded Files
Windows Upgrade Log Files
The trouble is, that these options are only available, if you install the Desktop Experience feature. And we all know that we don’t want that on each and every system.