Office 365: Office 2016 Installation from USBKey using relative path

[30/04/17] Update: Following this post, I’ve pushed this script to Github if you want to contribute.

I was trying to use Office Deployment Tool (ODT) using relative path for our Office 2016 ProPlus deployment (On USB Key & Hard Drive).

As USB Key are mounted each time with different letters depending on how many devices already mounted. I was stuck cause ODT XML Configuration file does not support relative path.

You can see this limitation on this page: here

To run this script on client computers, I’m using this simple launch cmd.

powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy bypass -File .\path\install.ps1

The idea was to read and replace the line with SourcePath="Path" with the current dir. Quick and Dirty.

That’s All Folks! Hope this help.