With the release of Office 2013 Click-to-Run, Microsoft has created a tool to assist with the deploying of various 2013 Click-to-Run products. This blog walks through how to use and customize the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run.

 

Step 1.
Download the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36778
Running the officedeploymenttool.exe produces a Setup.exe and a configuration.xml file.

Step 2.
Edit the Configuration.xml file:
Open the configuration.xml file in a word editor. You will see the XML data:
  

   <Configuration>
   <!-- <Add SourcePath="\\Server\Share\Office" OfficeClientEdition="32" >
   <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail”>
   <Language ID="en-us" />
   </Product>
   <Product ID=”VisioProRetail”>
   <Language ID=”en-us” />
   </Product>
    </Add> -->
    <!--  <Updates Enabled="TRUE" UpdatePath="\\Server\Share\Office\" /> -->
    <!--  <Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE" />  -->
    <!--  <Logging Name="OfficeSetup.txt" Path="%temp%" />  -->
    <!--  <Property Name="AUTOACTIVATE" Value="1" />  -->
    </Configuration>

Anything between comment marks <!--   --> will not run. So first remove the comment marks around Add SourcePath and the trailing </Add>

Next, edit the “\\Server\Share\Office\” path to represent where you want to download the Office files too. Example – “C:\users\admin\desktop\odt\”

If you are only installing Office Pro Plus, remove <Product ID=”VisioProRetail”> through </Product> to remove Visio from the install. Then save your Configuration.xml file.

If you are wanting to exclude a specific app or apps from your install, you will use the <ExcludeApp ID="x" /> in the configuration.xml file as outlined here:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn745895(v=office.15).aspx

If you are installing additional products, or a different product, view the following KB article for a full list of product IDs that are supported by the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2842297 

If you are adding additional languages to your install or want to further customize your install, please see the Reference for Click-to-Run configuration.xml file TechNet article:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219426.aspx

Step 3.
Download the media:
Open a command window and change the directory to the location of your setup.exe file. Next, run Setup.exe /download configuration.xml
 

The software will begin downloading to your machine. This process usually takes 10 or so minutes, but can take as long as an hour or more depending on your internet connection and other factors.
Once the software is done downloading, the command window will return to the C:\ Prompt.


 
Step 4.
Install the software.
If you are installing on the same machine that you downloaded the software too, run the following command to start the install: Setup.exe /configure configuration.xml

 

If you are planning on adding this download to a network share and having multiple users download Office from that location, make sure that DOMAIN COMPUTERS has Read & execute, List folder contents and Read permission. For more info on Installing from a network share, visit our blog entry on that topic here:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/odsupport/archive/2012/11/20/office-2013-installation-hangs-at-10-percent-when-installing-from-a-network-share.aspx