Customizing Client Installation
Topic Last Modified: 2012-10-03
Enterprise administrators can customize the Office 2013 Windows Installer-based (.msi) installation by using the methods discussed in this section. Because no single tool provides all customization options, you’ll likely use a combination of these methods in your Lync 2013 deployment. At a minimum, you might use the tools described in the following sections:
- Using the Office Customization Tool (OCT) to customize setup options and features for Lync and other Office programs.
- Using Config.xml to Perform Installation Tasks to specify the path of the network installation point and perform silent installation.
- Using Setup Command-Line Options to specify the Config.xml file to use during installation.
- Configuring Client Bootstrapping Policies by using the Group Policy Object Editor MMC snap-in.
There will probably be other options you’ll want to configure as you deploy the Office suite of products. The topics in this section give an overview of these customization tools and discuss Lync-specific considerations. Included are links to detailed Office help for each tool.