Windows 8 and Office 2013 Deployment Session

Hi everyone! Thank you for attending our deployment session. Hope you had fun and it was very informative for you to start considering these kinds of deployment.

These guys are checking out our demo rig with AMD Phenom II and an overclocked Saphire 7900 🙂 next time we will be using new servers so stay tuned!

Our Office 2013 customization tool! (Sorry no shot, was busy giving demo lol)

Here’s the completed installation of a customized Office 2013.

Here’s a snip of our MDT session. Will post links below!

Session is full! Thanks guys, even tho the competitor is at nextdoor Shangri-la 🙂 But, they cant virtualize like we did! hahaha!

Hyper-V running on my Windows 8 desktop!


Congrats to those who won PHIWUG shirts and thank you to Microsoft Philippines for the Venue as well as the featured give-away that night – a very sought after Microsoft Mouse 😛

Dining is also full!

Photos are in our Facebook Page: 

Also please dont forget to join us:


Again thanks for attending and heres the links of the softwares that we used:

MDT 2012 Update 1 :


WDS on WS2012:

Office 2013 ProPlus Evaluation:

Office 2013 Customization tool:


files necessary to run the Office Customization Tool were not found. Run Setup from the installation point of a qualifying product


I have deployed office before, but is there something that I am missing? Is it because of the smell of the pizzas being cooked downstairs?

This KB (951339) : is not very useful. I got to make this work! And now.

So I remember this thing by PHIWUG MVP’s post on our facebook page:

Lets go back to the TechNet article, Office Customization Tool (OCT) in Office 2013.

The OCT is available only with volume licensed versions of Windows Installer-based Office 2013, Office 2010, and the 2007 Office system. To determine whether an Office 2013 installation is a volume licensed version, check the Office 2013 installation disk to see whether it contains a folder named Admin. If the Admin folder exists, the disk is a volume license edition. If the Admin folder does not exist, the disk is a retail edition.


Somebody is sleepy and downloaded the wrong ISO.


So I searched the internet and found this":


The OCT files are located in the Admin folder under the x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit) folders, respectively. Download the appropriate file depending on whether you have 32-bit or 64-bit Office installed. Copy the entire \Admin folder into the folder that contains the installation image you are customizing.


Download the installer, then run.


Choose a destination directory (like unzipping) and then copy the admin folder to the office install folder.


Run Setup.exe /admin again and… tadahhhh..


Now, back to my deployment lab! Cheers!

DHCP Binding only to one interface card

I have been preparing for a laboratory for an event while home and a few people are using the internet. I am about to setup a server that needed to connect to the internet and to an internal network. This server has a DHCP server role installed and I don’t want this broadcasting DHCP traffic on the other network. I also don’t want to reconfigure the other DHCP server and I just want to continue with my lab.

I remember the NIC binding feature before and since I just needed the DHCP on the internal network of my lab, ill check if its still there.


Yes, on Windows Server 2012 – the add / remove bindings is still there.

So all I needed to do is un-check the public network and I am done.


Just click OK and that’s it! Now back to the lab, cheers!

and OH, PS. There is this thing on DHCP behavior that only binds to a static IP. If you have another card and its dynamically configured you will not see it here.