Office 365 Deployment Tool Configuration / Error

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I am a current student at the University of Southern Indiana.
I would like to take advantage of the tools and resources that are available here.
The university offers Office 365 Pro Plus Retail for students in a click to run file online.
I would like to utilize the deployment tool howerver for a custom installation on an external drive.
Could anyone please assist me step by step through the proper configuration process.

I have attempted mulitiple times without success.
I am recieving an error code -
Please help.
I need to be able to find out why there is a problem with downloading the files for office 365.
All is well up until that point. Here are some screen shots, and I hope a really smart tech finds these
and helps out.configuration.pngoffice 365.png

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I am assuming you are downloading the office setup from the internet for the first time.

Download the configuration tool on the external drive you want to install office 365, then open the cmd and go to the same location where you have downloaded the configuration file and office deployment tool.

Use the following format of the configuration file

<Add OfficeClientEdition="32" Channel="Current">
<Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
<Language ID="en-us" />

<!-- <Updates Enabled="TRUE" Channel="Current" /> -->

<!-- <Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE" /> -->

<!-- <Property Name="AUTOACTIVATE" Value="1" /> -->


and then run the following command
setup /download configuration.xml
setup /configure configuration.xml

Hi Shanell,


You can folow this articles:


Here is an example that you can use that it works with the download and configure switches to customize your instalation.




Hi Shanell, as Nuno suggested, I also recommend to use the XML editor at to create your configuration.xml. To me, the sourcepath in your XML looks malformed. In your case it should be SourcePath="D:\Office365\O365Deployment\Office". After fixing this, it should run.


Hope this helps,