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How to configure MD Office Deployment tool for installing VL Visio 2016 over Office 365

We are moving to Office 365 Standard. I have a local install of office 2016 and Viso 2016. I will uninstall the current office product as well as the volume licensed Viso 2016 product.

I will install office 365 standard and then want to re-install my VL copy of Visio 2016. I downloaded the Office Deployment too but have no idea how to configure it just for adding the Visio product. Can someone please assist with the correct configuration and command line?

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Jackie Man

It is not an easy task but you can manage it if you understand how MDT works.


Firstly, assume that you have installed the latest version of MDT and you have located a sample configuration XML file.

Secondly, replace the content inside the XML file with the code below. You need to change Product ID and PIDKEY according to the link in the beginning of this comment.
  <Add OfficeClientEdition="64" >
    <Product ID="VisioProXVolume" PIDKEY="69WXN-MBYV6-22PQG-3WGHK-RM6XC">
        <Language ID="en-us" />

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Finally, use the Office Deployment Tool to download and install Project or Visio.
Jackie Man

Office Deployment Tool is a different technology via streaming setup of the Project or Visio provided a correct configuration XML file can be accessed inside ODT and MS Visio will be streamed to your computer like other Microsoft 365 apps.


Hi Jackie,
I updated the xml with lic key but I am not clear on the syntax of the complete command line. I tried running and got this message:
C:\Viso deploy>setup.exe /configuration-Office365-x64.xml

Office Deployment Tool
Setup [mode] [path]
Setup /download [path to configuration file]
Setup /configure [path to configuration file]
Setup /packager [path to configuration file] [output path]
Setup /customize [path to configuration file]
Setup /help
 /download Downloads files to create an Office installation source
 /configure Adds, removes, or configures an Office installation
 /packager Produces an Office App-V package from an Office installation source
 /customize Applies settings for Office applications
 /help Displays this message

C:\Viso deploy>

thank you

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Jackie Man

The syntax is not correct as the switch for the syntax is missing.

You need to follow the sequence below for the change in the switch for the syntax.

1. Download
setup /download configuration.xml

2. Configure and Setup
setup /configure configuration.xml


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