Custom installation from Office 365 (2016)
I need custom installation from Office 365 (2016)!
I need on some computers only Word & Excel. But I MUST install the complete suite with all other never used apps. This need diskspace, that I will use for other apps.
The purpose of the Office Deployment Tool is to provide this capability. Download the Office 2016 version from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49117.
I have a tiny SSD-HDD drive C, so I need to install Office 2016 on another partition...
MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Thomas Hoffmann commented
Ich benötige die Option auf einem anderen Laufwerk zu installieren!
Ermöglichen Sie das bitte wieder!
I have a small SSD-HDD drive C, so I woud like to install Office 2016 on another partition.
Please make it possible for that.
Warum kann mal als mündiger User nicht selbst entscheiden, auf welcher Partition Office 365 Home installiert wird und welche Einzel-Programme alle installiert werden sollen? Ich benötige z.B. keinerlei OneDrive, Skype und die ganzen anderen online Tools.
Zudem habe ich nur eine kleine SSD zum Starten, daher finde ich es unmöglich, dass der zahlende Benutzer hier keinerlei Möglichkeit hat, auszuwählen, welche einzelnen Programme installiert werden sollen.
Wer denkt sich so einen Schwachsinn nur aus?
I have no space an drice c. Please make it possible to install Office 2016 on another drive.
I use only Outlook. I need no other components, because I have a small SSD.
Nic727, Office 365 is setup to be "idiot proof", so it is an all or nothing installation. MS figures there are more idiots than intelligent customers ... <sigh>
Scroll down and look at my earlier comment. There are instructions on how to customize your 365 installation. It just is not as easy as it used to be.
At school we have Office 365 ProPlus and it come with a lot of app like Access, Outlook, Skype, etc. But personally, I just use Word, Powerpoint, Excel... Like a student...
So why not allow us what to download/install in the package?
I have a Small Basic SSD-HDD, and no space for the hole Office on it. Please make it possible to install Office 2016 where I wan´t, not you.
Why all or nothing. Because it makes support easier for MS. Which means it is cheaper for MS. The off load the cost on to each of us.
Why only the complete package? Its stupid
I'm giving away my copy of Office 2016 and using my Office 2010 license until you figure out that it's NUTS to not allow people to choose WHERE they install their applications. Your Custom Deployment Tool is only a partial solution. I spent 2 hours trying to figure out how to customize my installation location (since as a power user I isolate my applications from my system drive), and I discovered that there is simply NO WAY to move that installation drive. I'm disappointed that you're treating users this way. Give us the CHOICE at least to customize or use your one-click install. I for one want the choice.
Silent Majority commented
God help us... we may have to stop buying MS and go over to the dark side - MAC. Never in 32 years have I given you (MS) ****. ...been pretty patient and kept my comments to myself even through Windows Vista..... WTF. You idots. Fix what you broke so we do not have to waste time hacking an installation too.
Microsoft, this is a bad idea. Why don't you let us choose where and what to install?
I thought of buying Office 2016 for a new Windows 10 installation. Gladly, I have not done that, because I would definitely want the option to only install the programs I need (no Access and maybe not even Outlook). Therefore, I will stick to my current Office 2010 running on Windows 7. This is really a big step back.
Annoying that I have to install the complete package when I never need some of the programs and they just take up space on the ssd.
Simone: sorry, I got distracted ... "Why CTR"? it is an obvious extension of what MS started with the switch to the Ribbon. Reduce MS support costs by eliminating user choice, aka menu customization! The same thing applies to customized Office installs. If they force EVERYONE to have the same installation configuration, AND they force essentially EVERYONE to accept all updates. This way everyone has the same limited set of installation configurations. It makes it much easier for MS to trouble shoot problems
Put simply, MS is trying to force PC's back to the 1960's totally locked down, computer department (aka MS) controlled IBM mainframe environment.
Simone: why do you have to install all? Because of MS's final push to move ALL installations into the "Click to Run" environment. By default CTR is an all or nothing installation.
You have 2 options. The first, simpler one, is to use "symbolic links" to redirect the installation folder to an external drive. The second one is to use the "Deployment Tool". I have no idea if it will work for a tablet
SYMBOLIC LINKS TO REDIRECT CTR INSTALLATION?
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/be-more-efficient-and-better-organized-with-the-mklink-symbolic-link-tool/ -Be more efficient and better organized with the MKLink symbolic link tool
http://www.howtogeek.com/194431/how-to-sync-any-folder-to-the-cloud-with-symbolic-links/ - How to Sync Any Folder to the Cloud With Symbolic Links
CUSTOMIZE MICROSOFT OFFICE CLICK-TO-RUN (C2R) SETUP TO INSTALL SELECTED PROGRAMS ONLY (2013 / 2016) ASKVG. - DEPLOYMENT TOOL
Above link has detailed instructions.
This tool is intended for Business Office Administrators. Apparently it may also be used for consumer Office bundles. (I have not tried it myself, rohn 007)
Bought Office 2016 Professional Plus. I'm very disappointed by the huge step backwards in times of growing technical knowhow.
1. It's a program also for tablets. These devices often have a very limited partition C:\ (mine has 32GB). I need this program installable in another drive.
2. Why is no iso-File available? Although optical devices are few in these times it's still not dead.
3. Why do I have to install all programms of Office 2016? I currently don't need all! And if you force the customer to install on C:\ it does not make more sense.
Gavin Haley commented
This is possible using a custom configuration file. Instructions are here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219426.aspx#BKMK_ExcludeAppElement but you just add <ExcludeApp ID="Access" /> and <ExcludeApp ID="Outlook" /> etc to this file and then they will not be installed.