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CUSTOMIZED UN-INSTALLATION OF OFFICE APPS USING OFFICE DEPLOYMENT TOOL (ODT)

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MrZeb

Hi,

 

I think your configuration files to uninstall the applications are only for those that have Office 2019 activated with a MAK key and not using KMS.

 

Those that activated Office 2019 using KMS are on a different channel for Volume.

 

<Configuration>
    <Add OfficeClientEdition="64" Channel="PerpetualVL2019" ForceUpgrade="TRUE">
        <Product ID="ProPlus2019Volume">
            <Language ID="en-us"/>
            <ExcludeApp ID="OneNote"/>
            <ExcludeApp ID="Lync"/>
            <ExcludeApp ID="Groove"/>
            <ExcludeApp ID="Access"/>
            <ExcludeApp ID="Publisher"/>
            <ExcludeApp ID="OneDrive"/>
        </Product>          
    </Add>
    <Display Level="Full" AcceptEULA="TRUE"/>
    <Updates Enabled="TRUE" Channel="Monthly"/>
    <Property Name="FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN" Value="TRUE"/>
    <Property Name="SharedComputerLicensing" Value="0"/>
    <Property Name="PinIconsToTaskbar" Value="FALSE"/>
</Configuration>

Also a note is needed the OfficeClientEdition value must be adjusted for 32/64 according with the Office 2019 installed if 32 or 64 bits.

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The AchieVer

@MrZeb

The above config files are for retail edition of office.

Foe volume edition, the config file shall be different. 

For 32/64 bit addition, I shall edit the post and add the same.

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xhartom
3 minutes ago, The AchieVer said:

@MrZeb

The above config files are for retail edition of office.

Foe volume edition, the config file shall be different. 

For 32/64 bit addition, I shall edit the post and add the same.

 

No, the above file works perfect to install the Volume Edition.

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DR_ADHAM

First of all thank you v.much for all your efforts. 

I'm wondering if you could kindly explain:

  • but the download is happening in the background. Once the download is complete, .....
  • This will start the installation of office .Once the installation is complete, .....

So, you went through [1. Download] then [2. Installation] to uninstall certain apps !!

As I see this's the ExcludeApp method (NOT to uninstall specific apps from already installed C2R office) and for that purpose there's a number of tools (based on ODT) but with a ready-to-use interface and without the need for editing xml files, and also to work with offline files not to download office from the start.

I see it's much more easier and time sparing to uninstall office and reinstall it excluding all unwanted apps.

 

That's stated in the "Tips" window of OTP:

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I've also asked abbodi1406 about that and here's his reply:

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If I'm wrong, please kindly guide me to the point.

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jollydan

To tell the truth, I have vague understanding of the above guideline to uninstall unwanted apps from office 2019.

Please make it clearer, Topic Author.

Thanks

 

Regards

 

Edited by jollydan

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The AchieVer

This post is dedicated to guide you through, as to how to  un-install selected Office Apps from already installed Office product using ODT.

 

 

If office is already installed on your machine , there is no need to uninstall . Just follow the steps as mentioned above , and you will be able to un-install the Apps not required .For the said purpose ExcludeApp Element ID'S are mentioned above.

 

 

Further, you don’t Install unwanted apps from office 2019 , it’s the other way round, you uninstall the unwanted apps from your installed office installation.

 

Kindly, read the post carefully and still you have issues, I will help.

 

 

 

Edited by The AchieVer

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DR_ADHAM
  1. I don't ask a question regarding any topic until I've already read it carefully and thoroughly (So thank you for your advice)
  2.  Just follow the steps as mentioned above , and ......
    Yeah and that's exactly what I'm asking about (The steps you mentioned)

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MrZeb
27 minutes ago, DR_ADHAM said:

First of all thank you v.much for all your efforts. 

I'm wondering if you could kindly explain:

  • but the download is happening in the background. Once the download is complete, .....
  • This will start the installation of office .Once the installation is complete, .....

 

The proper sentence would be:

 

Quote

a.  setup /configure config.xml

 

This will start the reconfiguration of office. Once the installation is complete...

 

I will test if to remove applications the download option is needed or not...

Edited by MrZeb

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DR_ADHAM
Just now, MrZeb said:

I will test if to remove applications the download option is needed or not...

 

Ok please let me know, without download and without fresh installation (of course with ExcludeApp method).

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MrZeb
22 minutes ago, DR_ADHAM said:

 

Ok please let me know, without download and without fresh installation (of course with ExcludeApp method).

 

Just confirmed no need to download only the Setup.exe from ODT and the XML file then run setup /configure OfficeRemoveAppsConfig.xml

 

To avoid problems I think the XML file must have the OfficeClientEdition, Language ID and Product ID correctly set to match the presently installed Office.

 

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The AchieVer

@MrZeb

 

It will surely help members to save bandwidth and achieve the purpose.

 

Thanks

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DR_ADHAM

@The AchieVer

I re-checked it without passing through step 3 (Download Office Setup Files) because this step downloads files (and you already mentioned that) while you already have office and don't need to download it again (If office is already installed on your machine , there is no need to uninstall . Just follow the steps as mentioned above , and you will be able to un-install the Apps not required .For the said purpose ExcludeApp Element ID'S are mentioned above.)

You should have said: ((If office is already installed on your machine, no need to pass through step 2 and just jump to step 3 directly) and that's what made the confusion!!

 

I just ran the (configure) part as you described but as I said without step 2 (setup /download)

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It began to install only the desired apps (without the excluding ones)

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And when done

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I checked (office 2019) folder on the desktop and there were no files downloaded.

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And the result is excellent, checked the "Start Menu" items and all unwanted applications are no longer there.

PS: Access icon was present just above Adguard folder.

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Conclusion:

  • It's a very successful method
  • Time saving
  • No need to uninstall office
  • No need to download any files

As a consequence, I would consider this topic as a reference and recommending it to any one facing that issue.

Sincerely I suggest that you unveil the confusion and divide it into sections; so that to uninstall specific apps from already installed office you don't need to pass through the download step. 

 

 

Edited by DR_ADHAM

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xhartom
32 minutes ago, DR_ADHAM said:

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Site: https://drive.google.com
Sharecode: /open?id=1BQ2poaTHela4Sjsq4Xjw7bYyQWtcmqXr

 

 

Very informative, Dr., Keep it up. :thumbsup:

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DR_ADHAM
57 minutes ago, xhartom said:

Very informative, Dr., Keep it up. :thumbsup:

 

I just converted it to PDF, all information included are exclusive to @The Achiever

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v-s-l

Thank you @The AchieVer for the topic. That's what I'm looking for a while. Can you make it clear what's the difference between selecting "Standard2019Volume" or "ProPlus2019Volume" as a Product ID? For the config.xml files on first post.

 

And one more thing; how this method work with msdn .iso or .img files? I already downloaded ProPlus2019Retail.img and I don't want it download the data again.

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MrZeb
3 hours ago, v-s-l said:

Thank you @The AchieVer for the topic. That's what I'm looking for a while. Can you make it clear what's the difference between selecting "Standard2019Volume" or "ProPlus2019Volume" as a Product ID? For the config.xml files on first post.

 

Standard2019Volume - Microsoft Office 2019 Standard (No MS Access, No Skype)

ProPlus2019Volume - Microsoft Office 2019 Professional Plus (Includes all office programs)

https://products.office.com/en-us/business/microsoft-office-volume-licensing-suites-comparison

 

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And one more thing; how this method work with msdn .iso or .img files? I already downloaded ProPlus2019Retail.img and I don't want it download the data again.

 

To remove applications you can skip the /download part only the setup /configure is needed using the ODT tool, the installation files you have are not used.
 

 

Edited by MrZeb

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The AchieVer
On 12/1/2018 at 12:18 AM, v-s-l said:

Thank you @The AchieVer for the topic. That's what I'm looking for a while. Can you make it clear what's the difference between selecting "Standard2019Volume" or "ProPlus2019Volume" as a Product ID? For the config.xml files on first post.

 

And one more thing; how this method work with msdn .iso or .img files? I already downloaded ProPlus2019Retail.img and I don't want it download the data again.

ODT works on C2R technology.

Have you installed office?

If yes, then just create the config file and then step 3 , no need to download, and if you haven’t installed office, then I am afraid you have to download.

 

Edit: Yes it works with ISO or Image files too.

Edited by The AchieVer

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maxlife

hi... what is the meaning of   channel....="monthly"     in below line configuration..

 <Add OfficeClientEdition="32" Channel="Monthly" ForceUpgrade="TRUE">

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maxlife

can i install 180 days kms office 2019....untill office retail keys available......  pls advise what is commands for activating kms.... and for kms i hv to install office 2019 retail or 2019volume....?? ...................thanks....

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The AchieVer
13 minutes ago, maxlife said:

hi... what is the meaning of   channel....="monthly"     in below line configuration..

 <Add OfficeClientEdition="32" Channel="Monthly" ForceUpgrade="TRUE">

 

office client edition  - Defines whether the 32-bit or 64-bit edition of Office is downloaded or installed.

channel monthly - Provide users with the newest features of Office as soon as they're available. 

 

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16 minutes ago, maxlife said:

can i install 180 days kms office 2019....untill office retail keys available......  pls advise what is commands for activating kms.... and for kms i hv to install office 2019 retail or 2019volume....?? ...................thanks....

 

Use the tool Office 2013-2019 C2R Install v6.4.7 Final Ratiborus to install office 2019 .

Once, the installation is complete ,convert the retail edition to volume , then activate office.

 

 

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DR_ADHAM
On 11/30/2018 at 8:48 PM, v-s-l said:

And one more thing; how this method work with msdn .iso or .img files? I already downloaded ProPlus2019Retail.img and I don't want it download the data again.

 

First: If you've office 2019 already installed on your device; then there's no need to download any files.

Second: You can install it offline and no need to download any files also (even for fresh installation) as long as you have the source files.

  1. Double-click your (.img) source of office 2019, then it'll be mounted as a virtual CD [We'll need the drive letter; "F" in my case]
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    OR, alternatively we can choose the directory that contain "Office" folder (not Office folder path itself)
    ["E:\Office 2019" in my case]
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  2. Edit the "config" file as following:
    <Configuration>
        <Add SourcePath="F:\" OfficeClientEdition="64" Channel="Monthly" ForceUpgrade="TRUE">
            <Product ID="ProPlus2019Retail">
                <Language ID="en-us"/>
                <ExcludeApp ID="OneNote"/>
                <ExcludeApp ID="Lync"/>
                <ExcludeApp ID="Groove"/>
                <ExcludeApp ID="Access"/>
                <ExcludeApp ID="Publisher"/>
                <ExcludeApp ID="OneDrive"/>
            </Product>          
        </Add>
        <Display Level="Full" AcceptEULA="TRUE"/>
        <Updates Enabled="TRUE" Channel="Monthly"/>
        <Property Name="FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN" Value="TRUE"/>
        <Property Name="SharedComputerLicensing" Value="0"/>
        <Property Name="PinIconsToTaskbar" Value="FALSE"/>
    </Configuration>

    OR

    <Add SourcePath="E:\Office 2019" OfficeClientEdition="64" Channel="Monthly" ForceUpgrade="TRUE">


     

    Quote

    Edit it according to your data:

    • SourcePath="F:\" ===> Replace (F or E:\Office 2019) according to the letter of your virtual CD, or the directory that contain "Office" folder.
    • OfficeClientEdition="64" ===> 32 or 64 according to your need (32 or 64 Bit).
    • ExcludeApp ===> Add or remove elements according to your needs.

     

  3. Run the process as described in the main topic;
    Open cmd as admin and run the following 2 commands in order (hit "Enter" after each one):
     

    cd \Users\UserName\Desktop\ODT 2019

    - That path supposing that your ODT folder is on the desktop
    - "UserName" to be replaced by your device user name
    - "ODT 2019" to be replaced by the name of the folder you're saving ODT files in

     

    setup /configure config.xml

    - "config.xml" is the new editted one

Edited by DR_ADHAM

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