You can deploy Office 365 ProPlus with Workspace ONE UEM using the Office Configuration Service Provider (CSP), perform a full office install using software distribution or use a light office install using software distribution. The following use case explains deploying Office 365 ProPlus as a full office install using software distribution. The use case covers prerequisites such as downloading the files ahead of time per your XML, creating a file, and then uploading the file to the Workspace ONE UEM console.

Complete the following steps to deploy Office 365 ProPlus in Workspace ONE UEM console using software distribution.


Complete the following steps to create a file.
  1. Create a working folder. For example, create c:\Office.
  2. Go to to create your XML file.
    1. Here is an example. Copy and paste the following sample configuration into a text file:
      <Configuration ID=”9cc840fd-62b9-49b0-9295-d6310d26df31″>
      <Add OfficeClientEdition=”64″ Channel=”Monthly” ForceUpgrade=”TRUE”>
      <Product ID=”O365ProPlusRetail”>
      <Language ID=”en-us” />
      <ExcludeApp ID=”Groove” />
      <Property Name=”SharedComputerLicensing” Value=”0″ />
      <Property Name=”PinIconsToTaskbar” Value=”TRUE” />
      <Property Name=”SCLCacheOverride” Value=”0″ />
      <Updates Enabled=”TRUE” />
      <RemoveMSI />
    2. Save the XML file as configuration.xml in a folder.
  3. Download the Office Deployment Tool and run officedeploymenttool.exe.
  4. Extract files to your working directory. For example, c:\Office. The tool downloads several sample XMLs you can edit or you can use the one that you have already created from the web tool.
  5. You can choose to automate the next step by creating a simple command file and name it as Download.cmd. Edit the command file and add the following text:
    @echo off
    pushd %~dp0
    echo Downloading Office 365 Pro Plus Retail x64 source files
    setup.exe /download configuration.xml
  6. Double-click Download.cmd to begin the download. A new Office is created and the command window closes after the download is complete.
  7. (Optional) If you want to have an uninstall command in the Workspace ONE UEM console, create a uninstall.xml file, and paste the following text in the configuration XML file.
    <Product ID=”O365ProPlusRetail”>
    <Language ID=”en-us”/>
    <Display Level=”None” AcceptEULA=”TRUE”/>
  8. Once the download is complete, select all your files and add them to a compressed zip folder.


  1. In the upper-right corner of the Workspace ONE UEM console, select Add.
  2. Select Internal Application.
  3. Select Upload.
  4. Browse for the file and click Save.
  5. Select No for Is this a dependency app?.
  6. Select Continue.
  7. Configure the application details.
    1. Navigate to the Details tab.
    2. Enter a name for your application as Office 365 Pro Plus.
    3. Enter the uploaded by [name] on [date] in the Change Log.
    4. Select 64-bit for the Supported Processor Architecture if you are running on a 64-bit operating system.
  8. Configure the application files.
    1. Navigate to the Files tab.
    2. Scroll down to find the App Uninstall Process section.
    3. Select Input for the Custom Script Type.
    4. Enter setup.exe /CONFIGURE uninstall.xml in the Uninstall Command text box.
  9. Complete the application deployment process.
    1. Navigate to Deployment Options .
    2. Scroll down until you see the option for Install Command.
    3. In the Install Command text box, enter the following command : setup.exe /CONFIGURE configuration.xml.
  10. Scroll down to find the When To Call Install Complete section.
    1. Select Defining Criteria for Identity Application By.
    2. Select Add.
    3. In the Criteria Type drop-down , select File Exists.
    4. Enter the Path.
      Here is an example. Enter the path of Outlook.exe : C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\OUTLOOK.EXE.
    5. Select Add to save the detection criteria.
  11. Select Save and Assign.
  12. Select Add Assignment to add the assignment group.
    1. Select the Select Assignment Groups search box and select All Devices.
    2. Select Auto for the App Delivery Method..
    3. Select Show for Display in App Catalog.
    4. Select Enabled for Make App MDM Managed if User Installed..
    5. Select Add.

    To control the deployment of applications, you can either add a single assignment or multiple assignments. If you add multiple assignments, prioritize the importance of the assignment by moving its place in the list up for most important or down for least important.

  13. Click Save and Publish.