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Deploy Office 365 MSI with Microsoft Intune

I have wrapped a EXE file (OfficeProPlus click 2 run)  in a MSI wrapper. I have used a Certificate and signed the MSI and now I am going to use Microsoft Intune to push out the installation on PC’s.

Go to manage.microsoft.com and click Apps->Select Apps->Click Add an App

Launch the software wizard and log on.

windows MDM installer beskrivelse

os krav

kommandoargumenter

summary
Click Upload and then wait

 

 

distribute
Select the software you want to distribute

 

admin
These users in this group will get this software

 

forced install
It will be forced to the device

 

asap
As soon as possible

 

group
These are the users in that group which will get this software

Deploy Office 2016 ProPlus from Office 365 with Microsoft Intune

You can use Microsoft Intune agent to distribute and deploy quietly Office 2016 ProPlus bits to any Windows PC you manage with the agent.

Here is what you do:

  1. Download the Office Deployment Toolkit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49117
  2. Install it and you get two files. Setup.exe and Configuration.xml
  3. Configure the configure.xml with something like this:
    • <Configuration>
        <Add OfficeClientEdition="32" Branch="Current">
          <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
            <Language ID="en-us" />
          </Product>
        </Add>
      <Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="True" />
      </Configuration>
  4. Upload the exe file and select to include other files in the folder.
  5. Add the command line argument to /configure configuration.xml
  6. Deploy the software to the target groups.
  7. Make sure that your computer is in that target group
  8. Wait for Office to Install
Magic will happen on the client device. It must be logged in as an Administrator for this to work.
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wifi acitivty system
Under installation the wifi starts working in the background
Resource manager office click to run
You can see that Office Click to Run is going in the background.

 

Office 365 tynnklient

office 365 logo

Her en oppsummering og samling av informasjon rundt det å kjøre Office 365 på Tynnklient.

Noen ting å tenke på:
>Lync Krever en god del kraft for å kjøre bra
>Du får ikke self service av Office (tilrettelegging er nødvendig)
>OneDrive for Busniess sync vil kreve lagringsplass lokalt dersom du velger å synkronsiere med Roaming Profiles
>Du MÅ kjøpe E3,E4 eller Office ProPlus lisens

Citrix/Terminal Server:
Bruk Office Deployment Toolkit for Click To Run. Så redigerer du i Config XML filen for åkjøre installasjonen på Terminal Serveren. Under finner du en meget fin guide.

http://www.altitude365.com/office-365-pro-plus-terminal-servercitrix/

MERK, under Roaming Profiles så må du inkludere mappen for lisensfiler og tokens i brukerens profil for å unngå å måtte aktivere hver gang han logger på.

 

Shared Computer Activiation:

Microsoft har oppdatert sin Product Use Rights (PUR) for å støtte TS/Remote Desktop Session based tjenester med Office 365. Husk at maskinen må koble til internett for å sjekke lisensen en gang i måneden.

Flotte lenker til mer informasjon:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/uspartner_ts2team/archive/2013/08/31/clarification-of-office-365-pro-plus-support-in-vdi-environments.aspx

http://blogs.office.com/2014/05/14/the-garage-series-for-office-365-updates-to-office-365-proplus-for-admins-and-first-look-at-upcoming-shared-computer-support/

http://blogs.office.com/2014/11/19/garage-series-questions-answered-shared-computer-activation-office-365-proplus/

Quick OneDrive for Business Provision

OneDrive does not sync

Første gang en bruker logger seg på OneDrive for Business kontoen sin via Office 365 eller FEIDE så vil det ta litt tid før du faktisk kan bruke OneDrive. Dette kan ta alt fra 30 sekunder til 5 minutter.

Det er mulig for deg å få dette til litt fortere for å ikke bruke unødvendig tid på å vente.
Se denne video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-v7z2E8dT0

For å beskytte seg selv så har Microsoft designet Office 365 slik at de automatisk gjør ikke plass til brukeren før den kommer i aktivt bruk. Dette gir mening for Microsoft spesielt i skolen hvor tjenesten er gratis og skole ofte overprovisjonerer brukere. Det er også slik at ikke alle brukere blir aktive brukere.
Det finnes også et Powershell script som du kan kjøre. Dette scriptet provisjonerer opp brukerne dine automatisk før de har logget på. Scriptet kan ta 100 brukere av gangen, så det kan ta litt tid.

Office ProPlus Activation and Offline computers

Reduced Functionality Mode / Aktivering

What if you image a PC With Office 365 ProPlus or prevent it from going online for an extended period of time. Note: I have not yet tested. Any feedback is welcome.

 

Quick interpetation of answer from Microsoft: The red activation ribbon will be visible and Office will prompt you to get online to activate if Office has been activated once before or never activated. If Your License is revoked then Office will enter into reduced functionality mode.
The answer from Microsoft below is different depending on the agent. They seem to have trouble predicting  when Office shows Reduced Functinality versus Activation Error.

Scenario 1: IT sets up student PC With OfficeProPlus from 365 and 10PC are saved as “Spare machines” they are IDLE for 180 days. At first boot, internet is not present.  (Activation Error)
Scenario 2: Teacher/Student does not use his/her PC for 67 days. PC is then booted up without internet. (Activation Error)

In these scenarios two Things can happen:
Answer 1 Reduced Functionality Mode
Answer 2: Activation Ribbon, but full functionality  

This is what Technet says:

Important:
Because of its online activation features, Office 365 ProPlus won’t work on computers that are completely cut off from the Internet. For those computers, we recommend installing Office Professional Plus 2013 and using a traditional activation method such as Key Management Service (KMS) or Active Directory Domain Services. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg982959(v=office.15).aspx

This is what Office 365 Support Says:

The Office Pro Plus package that you download from the portal is in relation to Exchange Online which needs internet connection in order to be able to use it. that This product id active for 30 days and it the machine on which you install it needs internet connection so that it can remain active. If you will not connect the machine to the internet, the product will get inactive, and you will still be able to use it but some options may disappear. (EDIT: Reduced Functionality Mode)

 
As part of the installation process, Office 365 ProPlus communicates with the Office Licensing Service and the Activation and Validation Service to obtain and activate a product key. Each day, or each time the user logs on to their computer, the computer connects to the Activation and Validation Service to verify the license status and extend the product key. As long as the computer can connect to the Internet at least once every 30 days, Office remains fully functional. If the computer goes offline for more than 30 days, Office enters HYPERLINK “
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg982959%28v=office.15%29.aspx”reduced functionality mode until the next time a connection can be made. To get Office fully functional again, usually a user can simply connect to the Internet and let the Activation and Validation Service reactivate the installation.

On the other hand, the Office Pro Plus package will get inactive after 30 days, and after a couple of more days it will go into the Reduced Functionality mode.

In reduced-functionality mode, programs function similarly to viewers. When a program runs in reduced-functionality mode, many commands are unavailable (dimmed). Therefore, you cannot access those functionalities. Some limitations of reduced-functionality mode include the following:

•You cannot create new documents.
•You can view existing documents, but you cannot edit them.
•You can print documents, but you cannot save them.

 No existing Office files are damaged. Additionally, you can easily stop Office from running in reduced-functionality mode. To do this, follow the instructions on the screens that appear.

Best Regards,

Andreea Dragne | Office 365 Support Engineer

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