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 the relative path for our Office 2016 ProPlus deployment (On USB Key & Hard Drive).
As USB Keys 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 the 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.
# Installation Office 2016 from USB Key # VGR - 09/03/17 # Current folder of the running .ps1 file $PS1dir = [System.IO.Path]::GetDirectoryName($myInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) # Path of the configuration $conf = "$($PS1dir)\conf_FR.xml" # Current path with reformated end of XML line $PS1dirEOL = "$($PS1dir)`">" # Replace old line with the current folder (Get-Content $conf) -replace '<Add OfficeClientEdition=.*', ('<Add OfficeClientEdition="32" Channel="FirstReleaseDeferred" SourcePath="'+$PS1dirEOL) | Set-Content $conf # Running Office 2016 installation from new configuration file $exec = "$($PS1dir)\setup.exe" & $exec /configure $conf
That’s all folks!