This is the next part in my Office 365 Click to Run Configuration and Testing series. In this Part I will look at deploying Office 365 Click to Run to a user base that has the following installed on Client Machines;
- Office 2010 Standard
- Lync 2013 Client
If you have already seen Part 1 you will know that I have created a script to remove both components and then install Office Click to Run. So I will be deploying Office C2R via Group Policy using a Shutdown Script that point the following share \\dc01\OfficeC2R which contains all the required components to install Office 365 Click to Run.
The script I am using looks like this;
So now we will need to configure Group Policy for the deployment of Office 365 Click to Run.
Launch Group Policy Editor
Right Click “Group Policy Objects” and Press “New”
Give you new Group Policy Object a name. I will be calling mind Office 365 Click to Run Deployment and Press “OK”
You will now need to right click your new Group Policy and Press “Edit”
Browse to “Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Scripts (Startup\Shutdown)”
Double Click “Shutdown” Press “Add”
Browse to your Script Location and Press “Open” then Press “OK” and close Group Policy Management Editor.
You will now need to assign this Group Policy to your container that holds your test or production clients you want to deploy Click to Run to.
As you can see I have assigned the Policy to my Workstation OU but one thing I will be changing will be the Security Filtering as I want to have more control of the which machines pick up the Policy. I have created a Security Group called “Office 365 Click to Run Deployment” and assigned two workstations this group
You may need to do GPUPDATE /Force to make sure the Client Machines pick up the Group Policy. As you can see my client machine has picked up the Group Policy
I have switched on Verbose Message of Log Off and On so I can see what is happening on the shutdown process of the client hopefully your shutdown of the client should take a lot longer than normal.
Once the shutdown as completed, start up your client machine and you should see your Office version removed and …
You will now see Office Click to Run installed
This completes this post, you also have the option to deploy Click to Run via App-V. I will try get a post about the process for App-V as well