Deploy Office 2010 using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

One of the newest features in Configuration Manager is the new application model. Through this model, you can automatically detect information about the application from MSI application files. However, If you are used to deploy Office 2010 using the “setup.exe”, you can still do so by following the steps in this article.

From the Configuration Manager console, right click Application and click Create Application


Select Automatically detect information about this application from installation files and select PROPLUSWW.msi


Click Next twice and on the General Information page select Install for System and fill other informations as needed


Click Next twice and make sure the Create Application Wizard is completed successfully


Right click the Deployment Types tab found in the lower right pane of the console and click Properties


Select the Programs tab and replace the installation program field by setup.exe


On the Content tab, modify the content location to the Office 2010 root media


Now we have the application ready for deployment. Right click Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 and click Deploy


On the General page, select the collection you want to deploy Office 2010 and click Next


On the Content page, select a Distribution point or a distribution point group


On the Deployment Settings page, select Install from the Action field and available or required


Click Next on the remaining pages until you hit the Completion page


From the Client Machine and since we made this deployment of type available, let’s open Software Center and ignite the installation


Wait few minutes till the files get downloaded


The installation will start and once completed, the product will appear as installed


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