Best practices: Install XML files for locally managed

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Locally Managed needs install XML files for: the following packages:

Package
Languages
Office 365 ProPlus - Semi-Annual Channel - Desktops - 32-bit - CanAm Region
2 languages
Office 365 ProPlus - Semi-Annual Channel - Desktops - 32-bit - Germany
1 language
Project Pro - Semi-Annual Channel - Desktops - 32-bit
1 language
Visio Pro - Semi-Annual Channel - Desktops - 32-bit
1 language
Project Pro (VL) - Semi-Annual Channel - Desktops - 32-bit
1 language
Project Pro (VL) - Semi-Annual Channel - Desktops - 32-bit
1 language
Office 365 ProPlus - Semi-Annual Channel - VDI/Shared Computers - 32-bit - All regions
17 languages
Individual languages - Semi-Annual Channel - Desktops 32-bit
3 languages
Office 365 ProPlus - Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) - Desktops - 32-bit
1 language
Project Pro (VL)- Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) - Desktops - 32-bit
1 language
Visio Pro (VL) - Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) - Desktops - 32-bit
1 language

Locally Managed expects Monthly Channel users to self-provision and self-manage. Access will be excluded from the installation in all cases.

Example install XML files

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

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

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

XML download 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
Language ID="fr-fr"
The additional language being installed for Office 365 ProPlus
ExcludeApp ID="Access"
Excludes Access from Office 365 ProPlus installation
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 - 32-bit - Germany

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

XML download file breakdown

Component
Explanation
OfficeClientEdition="32"
The architecture of Office being installed
Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"
SKU of Office 365 ProPlus being installed
Language ID="de-de"
The default language being installed for Office 365 ProPlus
ExcludeApp ID="Access"
Excludes Access from Office 365 ProPlus installation
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

Project Pro - Semi-Annual Channel - Desktops - 32-bit

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

XML download file breakdown

Component
Explanation
OfficeClientEdition="32"
The architecture of Office being installed
Product ID="ProjectProRetail"
SKU of Office Project Pro being installed
Language ID="en-us"
The default language being installed for Project Pro
Display Level="None"
Hides the UI when installing Project Pro
AcceptEULA="TRUE"
Accept the License Agreement

Visio Pro - Semi-Annual Channel - Desktops - 32-bit

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

XML download file breakdown

Component
Explanation
OfficeClientEdition="32"
The architecture of Office being installed
Product ID="VisioProRetail"
SKU of Office Visio Pro being installed
Language ID="en-us"
The default language being installed for Visio Pro
Display Level="None"
Hides the UI when installing Visio Pro
AcceptEULA="TRUE"
Accept the License Agreement

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

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

XML download file breakdown

Component
Explanation
OfficeClientEdition="32"
The architecture of Office being installed
Product ID="O365ProPlusRetaill"
SKU of Office 365 ProPlus being installed
Language ID="en-us"
The default language being installed for Office 365 ProPlus
Language ID="ii-cc"
The additional languages being installed for Office 365 ProPlus
ExcludeApp ID="Access"
Excludes Access from Office 365 ProPlus installation
SharedComputerLicensing Value="1"
Places Office 365 ProPlus into Shared Computer Activation mode
Display Level="None"
Hides the UI when installing Office 365 ProPlus
AcceptEULA="TRUE"
Accept the License Agreement

Individual languages - Semi-Annual Channel - Desktops 32-bit

<Configuration>
  <Add OfficeClientEdition="32" Channel="Broad">
    <Product ID="LanguagePack">
      <Language ID="de-de" />
    </Product>
  </Add>
</Configuration> 

XML download file breakdown

Component
Explanation
OfficeClientEdition="32"
The architecture of Office being installed
Product ID="LanguagePack"
SKU of language pack being installed
Language ID="de-de"
The language being installed for Office 365 ProPlus

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

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

XML download file breakdown

Component
Explanation
OfficeClientEdition="32"
The architecture of Office being installed
Product ID="O365ProPlusRetaill"
SKU of Office 365 ProPlus being installed
Language ID="en-us"
The default language being installed for Office 365 ProPlus
ExcludeApp ID="Access"
Excludes Access from Office 365 ProPlus installation
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

Project Pro - Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) - Desktops - 32-bit

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

XML download file breakdown

Component
Explanation
OfficeClientEdition="32"
The architecture of Office being installed
Product ID="ProjectProRetail"
SKU of Office 365 Project Pro being installed
Language ID="en-us"
The default language being installed for Project Pro
Display Level="None"
Hides the UI when installing Project Pro
AcceptEULA="TRUE"
Accept the License Agreement

Visio Pro - Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) - Desktops 32-bit

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

XML download file breakdown

Component
Explanation
OfficeClientEdition="32"
The architecture of Office being installed
Product ID="VisioProRetail"
SKU of Office 365 Visio Pro being installed
Language ID="en-us"
The default language being installed for Visio Pro
Display Level="None"
Hides the UI when installing Visio Pro
AcceptEULA="TRUE"
Accept the License Agreement