Deploying Microsoft Office 2013 by Using App-V

Обновлено: Август 2015 г.

Назначение: Application Virtualization 5.1

Use the information in this article to use Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.1, or later versions, to deliver Microsoft Office 2013 as a virtualized application to computers in your organization. For information about using App-V to deliver Office 2010, see Deploying Microsoft Office 2010 by Using App-V. To successfully deploy Office 2013 with App-V, you need to be familiar with Office 2013 and App-V.

This topic contains the following sections:

What to know before you start

Before you deploy Office 2013 by using App-V, review the following planning information.

Supported Office versions and Office coexistence

Use the following table to get information about supported versions of Office and about running coexisting versions of Office.

 

Information to review Description

Supported versions of Microsoft Office

  • Supported versions of Office

  • Supported deployment types (for example, desktop, personal Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), pooled VDI)

  • Office licensing options

Planning for using App-V with coexisting versions of Office

Considerations for installing different versions of Office on the same computer

Packaging, publishing, and deployment requirements

Before you deploy Office by using App-V, review the following requirements.

 

Task Requirement

Packaging

  • All of the Office applications that you want to deploy to users must be in a single package.

  • In App-V 5.1 and later, you must use the Office Deployment Tool to create packages. You cannot use the Sequencer.

  • If you are deploying Microsoft Visio 2013 and Microsoft Project 2013 along with Office, you must include them in the same package with Office. For more information, see Deploying Visio 2013 and Project 2013 with Office.

Publishing

  • You can publish only one Office package to each client computer.

  • You must publish the Office package globally. You cannot publish to the user.

Deploying any of the following products to a shared computer, for example, by using Remote Desktop Services:

  • Office 365 ProPlus

  • Visio Pro for Office 365

  • Project Pro for Office 365

You must enable shared computer activation.

You don’t use shared computer activation if you’re deploying a volume licensed product, such as:

  • Office Professional Plus 2013

  • Visio Professional 2013

  • Project Professional 2013

Excluding Office applications from a package

The following table describes the recommended methods for excluding specific Office applications from a package.

 

Task Details

Use the ExcludeApp setting when you create the package by using the Office Deployment Tool.

  • Enables you to exclude specific Office applications from the package when the Office Deployment Tool creates the package. For example, you can use this setting to create a package that contains only Microsoft Word.

  • For more information, see ExcludeApp element.

Modify the DeploymentConfig.xml file

  • Modify the DeploymentConfig.xml file after the package has been created. This file contains the default package settings for all users on a computer that is running the App-V Client.

  • For more information, see Disabling Office 2013 applications.

Creating an Office 2013 package for App-V with the Office Deployment Tool

Complete the following steps to create an Office 2013 package for App-V 5.1 or later.

ImportantВажно
In App-V 5.1 and later, you must the Office Deployment Tool to create a package. You cannot use the Sequencer to create packages.

Review prerequisites for using the Office Deployment Tool

The computer on which you are installing the Office Deployment Tool must have:

 

Prerequisite Description

Prerequisite software

.Net Framework 4

Supported operating systems

  • 64-bit version of Windows 8 or later

  • 64-bit version of Windows 7

noteПримечание
In this topic, the term “Office 2013 App-V package” refers to subscription licensing and volume licensing.

Create Office 2013 App-V Packages Using Office Deployment Tool

You create Office 2013 App-V packages by using the Office Deployment Tool. The following instructions explain how to create an Office 2013 App-V package with Volume Licensing or Subscription Licensing.

Create Office 2013 App-V packages on 64-bit Windows computers. Once created, the Office 2013 App-V package will run on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 computers.

Download the Office Deployment Tool

Office 2013 App-V Packages are created using the Office Deployment Tool, which generates an Office 2013 App-V Package. The package cannot be created or modified through the App-V sequencer. To begin package creation:

  1. Download the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run.

  2. Run the .exe file and extract its features into the desired location. To make this process easier, you can create a shared network folder where the features will be saved.

    Example: \\Server\Office2013

  3. Check that a setup.exe and a configuration.xml file exist and are in the location you specified.

Download Office 2013 applications

After you download the Office Deployment Tool, you can use it to get the latest Office 2013 applications. After getting the Office applications, you create the Office 2013 App-V package.

The XML file that is included in the Office Deployment Tool specifies the product details, such as the languages and Office applications included.

  1. Customize the sample XML configuration file: Use the sample XML configuration file that you downloaded with the Office Deployment Tool to customize the Office applications:

    1. Open the sample XML file in Notepad or your favorite text editor.

    2. With the sample configuration.xml file open and ready for editing, you can specify products, languages, and the path to which you save the Office 2013 applications. The following is a basic example of the configuration.xml file:

      <Configuration>
         <Add SourcePath= ”\\Server\Office2013” OfficeClientEdition="32" >
          <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail ">
            <Language ID="en-us" />
          </Product>
          <Product ID="VisioProRetail">
            <Language ID="en-us" />
          </Product>
        </Add>  
      </Configuration>
      
      noteПримечание
      The configuration XML is a sample XML file. The file includes lines that are commented out. You can “uncomment” these lines to customize additional settings with the file.

      The above XML configuration file specifies that Office 2013 ProPlus 32-bit edition, including Visio ProPlus, will be downloaded in English to the \\server\Office 2013, which is the location where Office applications will be saved to. Note that the Product ID of the applications will not affect the final licensing of Office. Office 2013 App-V packages with various licensing can be created from the same applications through specifying licensing in a later stage. The table below summarizes the customizable attributes and elements of XML file:

       

      Input Description Example

      Add element

      Specifies the products and languages to include in the package.

      N/A

      OfficeClientEdition (attribute of Add element)

      Specifies the edition of Office 2013 product to use: 32-bit or 64-bit. The operation fails if OfficeClientEdition is not set to a valid value.

      OfficeClientEdition="32"

      OfficeClientEdition="64"

      Product element

      Specifies the application. Project 2013 and Visio 2013 must be specified here as an added product to be included in the applications.

      Product ID ="O365ProPlusRetail "

      Product ID ="VisioProRetail"

      Product ID ="ProjectProRetail"

      Product ID ="ProPlusVolume"

      Product ID ="VisioProVolume"

      Product ID = "ProjectProVolume"

      Language element

      Specifies the language supported in the applications

      Language ID="en-us"

      Version (attribute of Add element)

      Optional. Specifies a build to use for the package

      Defaults to latest advertised build (as defined in v32.CAB at the Office source).

      15.1.2.3

      SourcePath (attribute of Add element)

      Specifies the location in which the applications will be saved to.

      Sourcepath = "\\Server\Office2013”



      After editing the configuration.xml file to specify the desired product, languages, and also the location which the Office 2013 applications will be saved onto, you can save the configuration file, for example, as Customconfig.xml.

  2. Download the applications into the specified location: Use an elevated command prompt and a 64 bit operating system to download the Office 2013 applications that will later be converted into an App-V package. Below is an example command with description of details:

    \\server\Office2013\setup.exe /download \\server\Office2013\Customconfig.xml
    
    In the example:

     

    \\server\Office2013

    is the network share location that contains the Office Deployment Tool and the custom Configuration.xml file, Customconfig.xml.

    Setup.exe

    is the Office Deployment Tool.

    /download

    downloads the Office 2013 applications that you specify in the customConfig.xml file. These bits can be later converted in an Office 2013 App-V package with Volume Licensing.

    \\server\Office2013\Customconfig.xml

    passes the XML configuration file required to complete the download process, in this example, customconfig.xml. After using the download command, Office applications should be found in the location specified in the configuration xml file, in this example \\Server\Office2013.



Convert the Office applications into an App-V package

After you download the Office 2013 applications through the Office Deployment Tool, use the Office Deployment Tool to convert them into an Office 2013 App-V package. Complete the steps that correspond to your licensing model.

Summary of what you’ll need to do:

  • Create the Office 2013 App-V packages on 64-bit Windows computers. However, the package will run on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 computers.

  • Create an Office App-V package for either Subscription Licensing package or Volume Licensing by using the Office Deployment Tool, and then modify the CustomConfig.xml configuration file.

    The following table summarizes the values you need to enter in the CustomConfig.xml file for the licensing model you’re using. The steps in the sections that follow the table will specify the exact entries you need to make.

 

Product ID Volume Licensing Subscription Licensing

Office 2013

ProPlusVolume

O365ProPlusRetail

Office 2013 with Visio 2013

ProPlusVolume

VisioProVolume

O365ProPlusRetail

VisioProRetail

Office 2013 with Visio 2013 and Project 2013

ProPlusVolume

VisioProVolume

ProjectProVolume

O365ProPlusRetail

VisioProRetail

ProjectProRetail

How to convert the Office applications into an App-V package

  1. In Notepad, reopen the CustomConfig.xml file, and make the following changes to the file:

     

    Parameter What to change the value to

    SourcePath

    Point to the Office applications downloaded earlier.

    ProductID

    Specify the type of licensing, as shown in the following examples:

    • Subscription Licensing

      <Configuration>
         <Add SourcePath= "\\server\Office 2013" OfficeClientEdition="32" >
          <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
            <Language ID="en-us" />
          </Product>
          <Product ID="VisioProRetail">
            <Language ID="en-us" />
          </Product>
        </Add>  
      </Configuration> 
      
      
      In this example, the following changes were made to create a package with Subscription licensing:

       

      SourcePath

      is the path, which was changed to point to the Office applications that were downloaded earlier.

      Product ID

      for Office was changed to O365ProPlusRetail.

      Product ID

      for Visio was changed to VisioProRetail.



    • Volume Licensing

      <Configuration>
         <Add SourcePath= "\\Server\Office2013" OfficeClientEdition="32" >
          <Product ID="ProPlusVolume">
            <Language ID="en-us" />
          </Product>
          <Product ID="VisioProVolume">
            <Language ID="en-us" />
          </Product>
        </Add>  
      </Configuration>
      
      In this example, the following changes were made to create a package with Volume licensing:

       

      SourcePath

      is the path, which was changed to point to the Office applications that were downloaded earlier.

      Product ID

      for Office was changed to ProPlusVolume.

      Product ID

      for Visio was changed to VisioProVolume.



    ExcludeApp (optional)

    Lets you specify Office programs that you don’t want included in the App-V package that the Office Deployment Tool creates. For example, you can exclude Access and InfoPath.

    PACKAGEGUID (optional)

    By default, all App-V packages created by the Office Deployment Tool share the same App-V Package ID. You can use PACKAGEGUID to specify a different package ID for each package, which allows you to publish multiple App-V packages, created by the Office Deployment Tool, and manage them by using the App-V Server.

    An example of when to use this parameter is if you create different packages for different users. For example, you can create a package with just Office 2013 for some users, and create another package with Office 2013 and Visio 2013 for another set of users.

    noteПримечание
    Even if you use unique package IDs, you can still deploy only one App-V package to a single device.

  2. Use the /packager command to convert the Office applications to an Office 2013 App-V package.

    For example:

    \\server\Office2013\setup.exe /packager \\server\Office2013\Customconfig.xml  \\server\share\Office2013AppV
    

    In the example:

     

    \\server\Office2013

    is the network share location that contains the Office Deployment Tool and the custom Configuration.xml file, Customconfig.xml.

    Setup.exe

    is the Office Deployment Tool.

    /packager

    creates the Office 2013 App-V package with Volume Licensing as specified in the customConfig.xml file.

    \\server\Office2013\Customconfig.xml

    passes the configuration XML file (in this case customConfig) that has been prepared for the packaging stage.

    \\server\share\Office 2013AppV

    specifies the location of the newly created Office App-V package.

    After you run the /packager command, the following folders appear up in the directory where you specified the package should be saved:

    • App-V Packages – contains an Office 2013 App-V package and two deployment configuration files.

    • WorkingDir

    noteПримечание
    To troubleshoot any issues, see the log files in the %temp% directory (default).

  3. Verify that the Office 2013 App-V package works correctly:

    1. Publish the Office 2013 App-V package, which you created globally, to a test computer, and verify that the Office 2013 shortcuts appear.

    2. Start a few Office 2013 applications, such as Excel or Word, to ensure that your package is working as expected.

Publishing the Office package for App-V 5.1

Use the following information to publish an Office package.

Methods for publishing Office App-V packages

Deploy the App-V package for Office 2013 by using the same methods you use for any other package:

  • System Center Configuration Manager

  • App-V Server

  • Stand-alone through PowerShell commands

Publishing prerequisites and requirements

 

Prerequisite or requirement Details

Enable PowerShell scripting on the App-V clients

To publish Office 2013 packages, you must run a script.

Package scripts are disabled by default on App-V clients. To enable scripting, run the following PowerShell command:

Set-AppvClientConfiguration –EnablePackageScripts 1

Publish the Office 2013 package globally

Extension points in the Office App-V package require installation at the computer level.

When you publish at the computer level, no prerequisite actions or redistributables are needed, and the Office 2013 package globally enables its applications to work like natively installed Office, eliminating the need for administrators to customize packages.

How to publish an Office package

Run the following command to publish an Office package globally:

  • Add-AppvClientPackage <Path_to_AppV_Package> | Publish-AppvClientPackage –global

  • From the Web Management Console on the App-V Server, you can add permissions to a group of computers instead of to a user group to enable packages to be published globally to the computers in the corresponding group.

Customizing and managing Office App-V packages

To manage your Office App-V packages, use the same operations as you would for any other package, but there are a few exceptions, as outlined in the following sections.

Enabling Office plug-ins by using connection groups

Use the steps in this section to enable Office plug-ins with your Office package. To use Office plug-ins, you must use the App-V Sequencer to create a separate package that contains just the plug-ins. You cannot use the Office Deployment Tool to create the plug-ins package. You then create a connection group that contains the Office package and the plug-ins package, as described in the following steps.

To enable plug-ins for Office App-V packages

  1. Add a Connection Group through App-V Server, System Center Configuration Manager, or a PowerShell cmdlet.

  2. Sequence your plug-ins using the App-V 5.1 Sequencer. Ensure that Office 2013 is installed on the computer being used to sequence the plug-in. It is recommended you use Office 365 ProPlus(non-virtual) on the sequencing computer when you sequence Office 2013 plug-ins.

  3. Create an App-V 5.1 package that includes the desired plug-ins.

  4. Add a Connection Group through App-V server, System Center Configuration Manager, or a PowerShell cmdlet.

  5. Add the Office 2013 App-V package and the plug-ins package you sequenced to the Connection Group you created.

    ImportantВажно
    The order of the packages in the Connection Group determines the order in which the package contents are merged. In your Connection group descriptor file, add the Office 2013 App-V package first, and then add the plug-in App-V package.

  6. Ensure that both packages are published to the target computer and that the plug-in package is published globally to match the global settings of the published Office 2013 App-V package.

  7. Verify that the Deployment Configuration File of the plug-in package has the same settings that the Office 2013 App-V package has.

    Since the Office 2013 App-V package is integrated with the operating system, the plug-in package settings should match. You can search the Deployment Configuration File for “COM Mode” and ensure that your plug-ins package has that value set as “Integrated” and that both "InProcessEnabled" and "OutOfProcessEnabled" match the settings of the Office 2013 App-V package you published.

  8. Open the Deployment Configuration File and set the value for Objects Enabled to false.

  9. If you made any changes to the Deployment Configuration file after sequencing, ensure that the plug-in package is published with the file.

  10. Ensure that the Connection Group you created is enabled onto your desired computer. The Connection Group created will likely “pend” if the Office 2013 App-V package is in use when the Connection Group is enabled. If that happens, you have to reboot to successfully enable the Connection Group.

  11. After you successfully publish both packages and enable the Connection Group, start the target Office 2013 application and verify that the plug-in you published and added to the connection group works as expected.

Disabling Office 2013 applications

You may want to disable specific applications in your Office App-V package. For instance, you can disable Access, but leave all other Office application main available. When you disable an application, the end user will no longer see the shortcut for that application. You do not have to re-sequence the application. When you change the Deployment Configuration File after the Office 2013 App-V package has been published, you will save the changes, add the Office 2013 App-V package, and then republish it with the new Deployment Configuration File to apply the new settings to Office 2013 App-V Package applications.

noteПримечание
To exclude specific Office applications (for example, Access and InfoPath) when you create the App-V package with the Office Deployment Tool, use the ExcludeApp setting. For more information, see Reference for Click-to-Run configuration.xml file.

To disable an Office 2013 application

  1. Open a Deployment Configuration File with a text editor such as Notepad and search for “Applications."

  2. Search for the Office application you want to disable, for example, Access 2013.

  3. Change the value of "Enabled" from "true" to "false."

  4. Save the Deployment Configuration File.

  5. Add the Office 2013 App-V Package with the new Deployment Configuration File.

    <Application Id="[{AppVPackageRoot)]\officefl5\INFOPATH.EXE" Enabled="true">
      <VisualElements>
        <Name>InfoPath Filler 2013</Name>
        <Icon />
        <Description />
      </VisualElements>
    </Application>
    <Application Id="[{AppVPackageRoot}]\officel5\lync.exe" Enabled="true">
      <VisualElements>
        <Name>Lync 2013</Name>
        <Icon />
        <Description />
      </VisualElements>
    </Application>
    <Application Id="[(AppVPackageRoot}]\office15\MSACCESS.EXE" Enabled="true">
      <VisualElements>
        <Name>Access 2013</Name>
        <Icon />
        <Description />
      </VisualElements>
    </Application>
    
    
  6. Re-add the Office 2013 App-V package, and then republish it with the new Deployment Configuration File to apply the new settings to Office 2013 App-V Package applications.

Disabling Office 2013 shortcuts

You may want to disable shortcuts for certain Office applications instead of unpublishing or removing the package. The following example shows how to disable shortcuts for Microsoft Access.

To disable shortcuts for Office 2013 applications

  1. Open a Deployment Configuration File in Notepad and search for “Shortcuts”.

  2. To disable certain shortcuts, delete or comment out the specific shortcuts you don’t want. You must keep the subsystem present and enabled. For example, in the example below, delete the Microsoft Access shortcuts, while keeping the subsystems <shortcut> </shortcut> intact to disable the Microsoft Access shortcut.

    Shortcuts 
    
    -->
     <Shortcuts Enabled="true">
      <Extensions>
        <Extension Category="AppV.Shortcut">
          <Shortcut>
           <File>[{Common Programs}]\Microsoft Office 2013\Access 2013.lnk</File>
           <Target>[{AppvPackageRoot}])office15\MSACCESS.EXE</Target>
           <Icon>[{Windows}]\Installer\{90150000-000F-0000-0000-000000FF1CE)\accicons.exe.Ø.ico</Icon>
           <Arguments />
           <WorkingDirectory />
           <AppuserModelId>Microsoft.Office.MSACCESS.EXE.15</AppUserModelId>
           <AppUsermodelExcludeFroeShowInNewInstall>true</AppUsermodelExcludeFroeShowInNewInstall>
           <Description>Build a professional app quickly to manage data.</Description>
           <ShowCommand>l</ShowCommand>
           <ApplicationId>[{AppVPackageRoot}]\officel5\MSACCESS.EXE</ApplicationId>
        </Shortcut>
    
    
  3. Save the Deployment Configuration File.

  4. Republish Office 2013 App-V Package with new Deployment Configuration File.

Many additional settings can be changed through modifying the Deployment Configuration for App-V packages, for example, file type associations, Virtual File System, and more. For additional information on how to use Deployment Configuration Files to change App-V package settings, refer to the additional resources section at the end of this document.

Managing Office 2013 package upgrades

To upgrade an Office 2013 package, use the Office Deployment Tool. To upgrade a previously deployed Office 2013 package, perform the following steps.

How to upgrade a previously deployed Office 2013 package

  1. Create a new Office 2013 package through the Office Deployment Tool that uses the most recent Office 2013 application software. The most recent Office 2013 bits can always be obtained through the download stage of creating an Office 2013 App-V Package. The newly created Office 2013 package will have the most recent updates and a new Version ID. All packages created using the Office Deployment Tool have the same lineage.

    noteПримечание
    Office App-V packages have two Version IDs:

    • An Office 2013 App-V Package Version ID that is unique across all packages created using the Office Deployment Tool.

    • A second App-V Package Version ID, x.x.x.x for example, in the AppX manifest that will only change if there is a new version of Office itself. For example, if a new Office 2013 release with upgrades is available, and a package is created through the Office Deployment Tool to incorporate these upgrades, the X.X.X.X version ID will change to reflect that the Office version itself has changed. The App-V server will use the X.X.X.X version ID to differentiate this package and recognize that it contains new upgrades to the previously published package, and as a result, publish it as an upgrade to the existing Office 2013 package.

  2. Globally publish the newly created Office 2013 App-V Packages onto computers where you would like to apply the new updates. Since the new package has the same lineage of the older Office 2013 App-V Package, publishing the new package with the updates will only apply the new changes to the old package, and thus will be fast.

  3. Upgrades will be applied in the same manner of any globally published App-V Packages. Because applications will probably be in use, upgrades might be delayed until the computer is rebooted.

Managing Office 2013 licensing upgrades

If a new Office 2013 App-V Package has a different license than the Office 2013 App-V Package currently deployed. For instance, the Office 2013 package deployed is a subscription based Office 2013 and the new Office 2013 package is Volume Licensing based, the following instructions must be followed to ensure smooth licensing upgrade:

How to upgrade an Office 2013 License

  1. Unpublish the already deployed Office 2013 Subscription Licensing App-V package.

  2. Remove the unpublished Office 2013 Subscription Licensing App-V package.

  3. Restart the computer.

  4. Add the new Office 2013 App-V Package Volume Licensing.

  5. Publish the added Office 2013 App-V Package with Volume Licensing.

An Office 2013 App-V Package with your chosen licensing will be successfully deployed.

Deploying Visio 2013 and Project 2013 with Office

The following table describes the requirements and options for deploying Visio 2013 and Project 2013 with Office.

 

Task Details

How do I package and publish Visio 2013 and Project 2013 with Office?

You must include Visio 2013 and Project 2013 in the same package with Office.

If you aren’t deploying Office, you can create a package that contains Visio and/or Project, as long as you follow the Packaging, publishing, and deployment requirements.

How can I deploy Visio 2013 and Project 2013 to specific users?

Use one of the following methods:

 

If you want to... ...then use this method

Create two different packages and deploy each one to a different group of users

Create and deploy the following packages:

  • A package that contains only Office - deploy to computers whose users need only Office.

  • A package that contains Office, Visio, and Project - deploy to computers whose users need all three applications.

If you want only one package for the whole organization, or if you have users who share computers:

Follows these steps:

  1. Create a package that contains Office, Visio, and Project.

  2. Deploy the package to all users.

  3. Use Microsoft AppLocker to prevent specific users from using Visio and Project.

Additional resources

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