You can capture Microsoft Office in a base layer or app layer, and deploy Microsoft Office as part of a base layer or app layer.

You cannot deliver different versions of Microsoft Office in the same layer assignment.

When you deploy a base layer or app layer that has Microsoft Office, to a machine that already has one or more versions of Microsoft Office installed, the base layer or app layer must include the Microsoft Office shared components of the Microsoft Office versions that are already installed on the machine. Microsoft Office shared components are Microsoft Office shared features and Microsoft Office tools. Each base layer or app layer must have the shared features from all versions of Microsoft Office that exist in your organization.

When you prepare a reference machine, verify that you install the earlier versions of Microsoft Office before the later versions.

If you upgrade to a later version of Microsoft Office, and end users have specific applications, such as Microsoft Visio, installed on their endpoints, verify that those applications are also installed in the new layers so that those applications function on the endpoints.

During the layer capture process, Mirage prompts you for the Microsoft Office Suite license key, as well as licenses for every other activated Microsoft Office application on the reference machine, such as Microsoft Visio, and Microsoft OneNote. When you deploy the layer to an endpoint, these Microsoft Office keys are used when delivering Microsoft Office. This is done to preserve the licensing for an existing version of Microsoft Office and helps prevent problems with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Visio licensing.


When capturing a base layer or an app layer that contains office products using the web management, enter the license key information using the Licence Keys button after the layer has been captured.