Deploy Office 2016 using SCCM 2012 – Click-to-Run Version

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This blog post will describe how to Deploy Office 2016 using SCCM 2012. This procedure is for the Office 2016 Click-to-Run version (Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus) not for the complete Office 2016 Professional Plus version. It will guide you in every steps required to deploy Office 2016 to your users. The mains steps are : Preparing the installation Create the SCCM application Create the deployment type Deploy the application Step 1 | Preparing Office 2016 installation The first step is to create a Download.xml file that we’ll use to download the latest version of Office 365 Pro Plus (2016). Read the Reference for Click-to-Run xml file to know more about the available options. Download the Office Deployment Tools After downloading the tool, run OfficeDeploymentTool.exe Extract the files to a drive on your computer You’ll end up with 2 files (Setup.exe and Configuration.xml) Create a Download.xml file and copy this content : <Configuration> <Add SourcePath=”C:\Office 2016″ … Read More

SCCM deployment type cannot be deleted

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In SCCM, you try to delete a deployment type and you receive the following error : sccm deployment type cannot be deleted. To delete this deployment type the following references must be deleted. An application has one or more deployment types. These deployment types include the installation files and information that are required to install software on devices. A deployment type also has rules, such as detection methods, and requirements. These rules specify when and how the client installs the software. You want to delete the referring object, you can’t find it because you have previously deleted it. Keep calm and do not cry… This can be resolve easily. The problem is that you created a deployment type, refer in another DT and then delete it. SCCM keeps a history of all changes in applications. Yes, each time you make a modification, SCCM records the change so that you can revert … Read More