Deploy from local source, installs are contacting MS

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We set up local source deployment of office 365 ProPlus. We are deploying with a third party tool. Testing works fine until we get upwards of about 20 computers. Then it gives our network latency and dropped vpn tunnels.


We found that these installs were contacting an MS IP address during install. Not sure why as we are set up to do a local install. Here is our latest xml where we are trying to turn off any updating from occurring. The install still contacts MS. Not sure why it is hitting the internet when it is supposed to be local, with the source files already /downloaded to the network share.


We have about 2500 machines to deploy to and we would like it to be truly local.


Any thoughts would be appreciated.


- <Configuration ID="a898e3bc-57de-4d53-9ee9-f846f10004a5">
- <Add OfficeClientEdition="64" Channel="Broad" SourcePath="\\server\share\ProPlusInstall" Version="16.0.11328.20420" AllowCdnFallback="FALSE" ForceUpgrade="FALSE">
- <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
  <Language ID="en-us" />
  <ExcludeApp ID="Access" />
  <ExcludeApp ID="Groove" />
  <ExcludeApp ID="OneDrive" />
  <ExcludeApp ID="OneNote" />
  <ExcludeApp ID="Publisher" />
  <Property Name="SharedComputerLicensing" Value="0" />
  <Property Name="PinIconsToTaskbar" Value="TRUE" />
  <Property Name="SCLCacheOverride" Value="0" />
  <Property Name="AUTOACTIVATE" Value="0" />
  <Property Name="FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN" Value="TRUE" />
  <Property Name="DeviceBasedLicensing" Value="0" />
  <Updates Enabled="FALSE" />
- <RemoveMSI>
  <IgnoreProduct ID="PrjPro" />
  <IgnoreProduct ID="PrjStd" />
  <IgnoreProduct ID="VisPro" />
  <IgnoreProduct ID="VisStd" />
- <AppSettings>
  <Setup Name="Company" Value="Company" />
  <User Key="software\microsoft\office\16.0\excel\options" Name="defaultformat" Value="51" Type="REG_DWORD" App="excel16" Id="L_SaveExcelfilesas" />
  <User Key="software\microsoft\office\16.0\powerpoint\options" Name="defaultformat" Value="27" Type="REG_DWORD" App="ppt16" Id="L_SavePowerPointfilesas" />
  <User Key="software\microsoft\office\16.0\word\options" Name="defaultformat" Value="" Type="REG_SZ" App="word16" Id="L_SaveWordfilesas" />
  <Display Level="Full" AcceptEULA="TRUE" />
  <Logging Level="Standard" Path="\\server\share\ProPlusInstall\Logs" />
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@shamas1980 Assuming that all required files are available in the local path, this is most likely the diagnostic data from the setup engine. You shouldn't see a high volume of traffic. Leanr more here: Diagnostic data for Office