But only the Office versions for Macintosh are available:
What if you use Windows?
I extract the content to this folder, shared with the following UNC path:
Besides the setup.exe file, we have a sample .xml file that I have already modified and renamed. I have also created a subfolder named "SAC" that will hold the downloaded Office 2016 files.
Deploy Office 365 ProPlus from a local source
I need to say a word on the configuration .xml file. This file defines certain deployment parameters such as the deployment location, the version of Office 2016 to be deployed, the Office components we may want to exclude (optional), and the frequency of updates. Below is the content of my configuration.xml file:
Configuration options for the Office 2016 Deployment Tool
Product IDs that are supported by the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run
Overview of update channels for Office 365 ProPlus
But I still do not have the Office 2016 installation files!
So how do I procure those files?
At the command prompt, I run setup.exe in download mode, referencing my .xml configuration file:
This is the example given in the Microsoft documentation:
\\server\share\O365\setup.exe /download \\server\share\O365\config-group1-SAC.xml
In my case, it looks like this:
Note: you can click on the image to enlarge.
The files should begin downloading to the location designated in the .xml file, for example:
Note: if problems are encountered, you can consult the log file in the %temp% directory.
start /wait \\adconnect1\shared\O365\setup.exe /configure \\adconnect1\shared\O365\config-group-SAC.xml
Once this window is open, I can copy the batch file from its current location to the startup folder:
What happens next?
"Alan Reid" is prompted to sign in:
And encounters this error: