Installing Office365 ProPlus on a RDS Server (Terminal Server) using Shared Computer Activation


Step 1

Download the Office Deployment Tool – check for actual one

Step 2

Run and extract this tool on your RDS server, you will have to run the setup using an Elevated Command Prompt, so keep it easy to get to.

Step 3

Create a SHARED folder on your server, I used O365 in this case for simplicity. “C:\O365” (make sure you have full permissions to the folder)

Step 4

Edit the “configuration.xml” file, copy the below script and paste it into the file. Change the YOURSERVER to the hostname of your own server. Save the configuration as “configuration.xml” (if editing in notepad, make sure to use the “s so the file will save in the proper format).

<Add SourcePath="\\YOURSERVER\Share\" OfficeClientEdition="32" >
<Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
<Language ID="de-de" />
<!-- <Updates Enabled="TRUE" UpdatePath="\\Server\Share\" /> -->
<Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE" />
<Property Name="SharedComputerLicensing" Value="1" />
<!-- <Logging Path="%temp%" /> -->
<!-- <Property Name="AUTOACTIVATE" Value="1" /> -->

Step 5

Run the following command from an Elevated Command Prompt, in the file location where you extracted the tool you downloaded.

.\setup.exe /download configuration.xml

Step 6

Run the following command from the same Elevated Command Prompt:

 .\setup.exe /configure configuration.xml

Once the above step has been executed, Office 365 ProPlus and all applications will be installed on your RDS server.

Step 7

Once your user logs into the RDS server, have them open any office program, and enter their Office 365 credentials. They will now be able to use Office 365 on your RDS server!


If you want to update Office just run the /download and /configure command again. It will download the new version into the share (versioning).