I have Microsoft office 2010 installed on over 500 clients machine, recently we purchased MS office 2016, I would like to configure a GPO to install MS office 2016 and remove MS office 2010 from clients machine, please help me in this regards and I am sure it will be possible with script .
You'll need to do some testing, using the links I provided you will find the pages containing the necessary information.
To give you some help, the config.xml file I used for my Office 2016 deployment is as follows:
<Add SourcePath="C:\Office16" OfficeClientEdition="32" >
<Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail" >
<Language ID="en-us" />
<Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE" />
<Property Name="PinIconsToTaskbar" Value="FALSE" />
I had to include the 'SharedComputerLicensing' option as Office was deployed in an RDS environment.
I included the 'PinIconsToTaskbar' option as I didn't want the icons on all users taskbars.
Then, with the Office Deployment Toolkit in the folder C:\office16, I ran the following from an administrative command prompt.
setup.exe /download configuration.xml
This downloads the installation files to the computer. Then I ran:
setup.exe /configure configuration.xml
This installed Office 2016 using the files I'd just downloaded.
I would suggest that you perform the 'setup.exe /download etc' option on a Server, then run the 'setup.exe /configure etc' on your Clients, pointing at the location the Office Deployment Tool and installation files were downloaded to. This will limit the load on your WAN connection.