Office 365 Volume License Install

Easier Office 365 Volume License Install with Config Wizard 

While the preferred Microsoft Office suite is the Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus, many organizations still use the Volume license method for the installation of Office 2019.

The Office 2019 Volume license method may be preferred when using shared computers within the organization, where each user will not have to log in to validate their Office 365 licensing. However, the installation of Office Pro Plus and/or Office with Volume licensing can be a multi-step process using Intune and a real challenge to deploy. This isn’t the case anymore. 

Microsoft has now made it much easier!  

Follow these steps to use the wizard-based tool and make the install easier to complete: 

  1. The first step is to create a Config.xml file. 

    1. Microsoft has created a wizard-based tool to create the config.xml file at https://config.office.com
    2. There is no need to log in, you can choose the “Create a new configuration” by clicking on the “Create” link the lower left-hand side of the landing page.
  2. Choose the 32-bit or 64-bit option
  3. The Office 2019 Volume license version (“Office Professional Plus 2019 -Volume License” or Office Standard 2019 – Volume license”).
  4. You can choose whether to install Visio, Project or Additional Products.
  5. Choose your update channel and version that you want to deploy:
  6. Exclude/Include any Office Apps that you would like to install
  7. Click Next
  8. Select Language
    1. Usually select “Match Operating System” 
    2. Add and additional languages as needed
  9. Click Next
  10. In Installation options

    1. Select “Office Content Delivery Network” for the Intune deployment
  11. Click Next
  12. In Update and Upgrade

    1. Select “Office Content Delivery Network” for the updates
    2. For the Upgrade options, you can choose to uninstall all MSI servers to include or exclude Visio, Project, SharePoint Designer, and InfoPath.
  13. Click Next 
  14. On the Licensing and activation page  
    1. Select the preferred licensing mechanism. KMS Client Key, Multiple Activation Key (MAK)  
    2. Select (enable) Automatically Accept the EULA 
  15. Next 
  16. You can provide 
    1. your Organization Name  
    2. Description 
  17. Next 
  18. In the Application Preferences there and Office/Office Application options that you can set. Please review as needed Here are a few that need to be set to assist in a cleaner deployment: 
    1. Disable First Run Movie
    2. First Run on application boot
    3. Disable Opt-in Wizard on the first run to True
  19. Click Finish
  20. Click Export on the upper right-hand side. There will be a popup asking you for the Default File Format. It is suggested that you select “Office Open XML format”
  21. Agree to the Microsoft License agreement by clicking the checkbox
  22. Change filename as needed
  23. Click Export
  24. The file will be saved off to your local disk. Locate the Configuration.XML file and open it in notepad 

Deploying Office 2019 Volume License in Intune 

  1. Open Intune on one of the portals:
    1. Azure Portal
      https://portal.azure.com (choose Intune) 
    2. Microsoft O365 Device Management
      https://devicemanagement.microsoft.com 
    3. Intune for Education Portal
      https://intuneeducation.portal.azure.com
  2. Navigate to Home>Microsoft Intune> Client apps  Apps 
    1. Click the + Add button 
    2. On App Type Choose Office 365 Suite/Windows 10
    3. Select “Enter XML Data” in Settings format 
    4. Click on App Suite Information 
      1. Enter Suite Name 
      2. Suite Description 
      3. The rest of the options are optional
    5. Click OK 
    6. Click on “Enter XML data” 
      1. Copy the data from the configuration.XML file to the windows
      2. Click OK 
    7. Add Scope tags, if needed 
    8. Click Add 
    9. Assign the new Client App 

At Forsyte I.T. Solutions, we have assisted dozens of customers with the initial configuration, implementation and distribution of apps to Intune clients. If you are interested in Microsoft Intune and Forsyte I.T. Solutions assisting with the rollout of Intune, please contact us. info@fit-prod-web01.azurewebsites.net

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