Best practices: Install XML files for cloud managed

The Best Practices Guide includes deployment recommendations and real-world examples from the Office 365 Product Group and delivery experts from Microsoft Services. For a list of all the articles, see Best practices.

Cloud Managed needs install XML files for the following packages:

Package
Languages
Office 365 ProPlus - Semi-Annual Channel - Desktops - 32-bit
1 language
Office 365 ProPlus - Semi-Annual Channel - Shared Computers - 32-bit
1 language
Office 365 ProPlus - Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) - Desktops - 32-bit
1 language

Cloud Managed expects Monthly Channel users to self-provision and self-manage. All applications will be included in the install.

Example install XML files

The following are the Cloud Managed example install XML files for configuring and installing Office 365 clients.

Office 365 ProPlus - Semi-Annual Channel - Desktops - 32-bit

<Configuration>
    <Add OfficeClientEdition="32" Channel="Broad">
        <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
            <Language ID="en-us" />
        </Product>
    </Add>
    <Property Name="FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN" Value="TRUE" />
    <Logging Level="Standard" />
    <Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE" />
</Configuration>

XML install file breakdown

Component
Explanation
OfficeClientEdition="32"
The architecture of Office being installed
Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"
SKU of Office 365 ProPlus being installed
Language ID="en-us"
The default language being installed for Office 365 ProPlus
FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN Value ="True"
Forces any Office apps that are blocking the install of Office to shut down. Data loss may occur.
Display Level="None"
Hides the UI when installing Office 365 ProPlus
AcceptEULA="TRUE"
Accept the License Agreement

Office 365 ProPlus - Semi-Annual Channel - Desktops - Shared Computer Activation - 32-bit

<Configuration>
    <Add OfficeClientEdition="32" Channel="Broad">
        <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
            <Language ID="en-us" />
        </Product>
    </Add>
    <Property Name="SharedComputerLicensing" Value="1" />
    <Property Name="FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN" Value="TRUE" />
    <Logging Level="Standard" />
    <Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE" />
</Configuration>

XML install file breakdown

Component
Explanation
OfficeClientEdition="32"
The architecture of Office being installed
Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"
SKU of Office 365 ProPlus being installed
Language ID="en-us"
The default language being installed for Office 365 ProPlus
SharedComputerLicensing Value="1"
Places Office 365 ProPlus into Shared Computer Activation mode
FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN Value ="True"
Forces any Office apps that are blocking the install of Office to shut down. Data loss may occur.
Display Level="None"
Hides the UI when installing Office 365 ProPlus
AcceptEULA="TRUE"
Accept the License Agreement

Office 365 ProPlus - Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) - Desktops - 32-bit

<Configuration>
    <Add OfficeClientEdition="32" Channel="Targeted">
        <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
            <Language ID="en-us" />
        </Product>
    </Add>
    <Property Name="FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN" Value="TRUE" />
    <Logging Level="Standard" />
    <Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE" />
</Configuration>

XML install file breakdown

Component
Explanation
OfficeClientEdition="32"
The architecture of Office being installed
Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"
SKU of Office 365 ProPlus being installed
Language ID="en-us"
The default language being installed for Office 365 ProPlus
FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN Value ="True"
Forces any Office apps that are blocking the install of Office to shut down. Data loss may occur.
Display Level="None"
Hides the UI when installing Office 365 ProPlus
AcceptEULA="TRUE"
Accept the License Agreement