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) : http://support.microsoft.com/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": http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30341
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!