Integrate Office Updates and Hotfixes in Office 2010/2013/2016

Office 2010/2013/2016 supports integration of Updates by placing the MSP files in the Updates folder of the installation medium.

The challenge is more in getting all the update files. Fortunate there are a few great community users that have created WHDownloader for downloading these files and they also maintain the list of applicable updates for Office 2010 and Office 2013 and 2016

Download the Updates

  1. 1. Run WHDownloader.
  2. 2. Click the button in the upper left to download all latest update lists.
  3. 3. Select the Office 2016 version.
  4. 4. Configure a Download Target folder.
  5. 5. Select all General Updates and Hotfixes for downloading. Tip, right click and Select All.
  6. 6. Let it download, this can take some time…

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Saving a lot of time Smile

Download Office 2016 with Click-to-Run for Office 365 products by using the Office Deployment Tool

There are two different versions of the Office Deployment Tool available – one for Office 2013 and a different one for Office 2016. Each Office Deployment Tool works only with that specific version of Office. You can download them from the Microsoft Download Center by using the following links:

Configuration.xml

<Configuration>
  <Add SourcePath=”d:\2016\” OfficeClientEdition=”32″ Branch=”Current”>
    <Product ID=”O365ProPlusRetail”>
      <Language ID=”en-us” />
      <Language ID=”nl-nl” />
    </Product>
    <Product ID=”VisioProRetail”>
      <Language ID=”en-us” />
      <Language ID=”nl-nl” />
    </Product>
  </Add>

  <!–  <Updates Enabled=”TRUE” Branch=”Current” /> –>

  <Display Level=”Full” AcceptEULA=”TRUE” />
 
  <Logging Name=”OfficeSetup.txt” Path=”%temp%” />

  <Property Name=”AUTOACTIVATE” Value=”1″ />

</Configuration>

Download

D:\2016\setup.exe /download d:\2016\configuration.xml

Install / Configure Office 365 (2016)

D:\2016\setup.exe /configure d:\2016\configuration.xml

Source: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219424.aspx

Windows Update KB3097877 crashes Outlook

A recent update for Windows may cause Outlook to crash.

The update that causes this is KB3097877 and it appears to be limited to only some Windows 7 installations when downloading online images for a HTML message. The version of Outlook that you are using doesn’t seem to matter and other applications may also be affected.

Thanks to Howto-Outlook

Outlook 2010 support for Office 365 will end 13 October 2015

About two weeks October 13, 2015 this is the final day of mainstream support for Outlook 2010.

This is especially relevant to Exchange Online users as the system requirements for Office 365 state that it is designed to work with “any version of Microsoft Office in mainstream support”. While Microsoft does not actively block you from connecting to Office 365 with legacy versions or client applications, the text around older versions includes phrases like “does not recommend”, “limited support” and “quality of user experience will diminish over time”.

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Office 2013 Group Policy User Settings Recommendations

The following table lists a number of user settings across each of the Office 2013 applications that I recommend you take a look at. This is just a small subset of the total number of settings, but includes some of the most important ones.

The status of each setting will vary dependant on the environment. Use at your own risk.

PRODUCT
PATH
SETTING
RECOMMENDED VALUES

Microsoft Access 2013
Miscellaneous
Disable the Office Start Screen for Access
Enabled | Not Configured

Microsoft Excel 2013
Excel Options – Save
Default file format
Enabled, Excel Workbook (*.xlsx)

Microsoft Excel 2013
Miscellaneous
Disable the Office Start Screen for Excel
Enabled | Not Configured

Microsoft Office 2013
Global Options – Customize
Allow roaming of all user customizations
Enabled

Microsoft Office 2013
Privacy – Trust Center
Disable Opt-in Wizard on first run
Enabled

Microsoft Office 2013
Privacy – Trust Center
Enable Customer Experirnce Improvement Program
Disabled | Not Configured

Microsoft Office 2013
Privacy – Trust Center
Automatically receive small updates to improve reliability
Disabled | Not Configured

Microsoft Office 2013
Privacy – Trust Center
Send Office Feedback
Disabled | Not Configured

Microsoft Office 2013
Privacy – Trust Center
Allow including screenshot with Office Feedback
Disabled | Not Configured

Microsoft Office 2013
Subscription Activation
Do not show ‘Manage Account’ link for subscription licenses
Enabled | Not Configured

Microsoft Office 2013
Subscription Activation
Automatically activate Office with federated organization credentials
Disabled | Not Configured

Microsoft Office 2013
Services
Disable Roaming Office User Settings
Enabled | Not Configured

Microsoft Office 2013
Services – Fax
Disable Internet Fax feature
Enabled

Microsoft Office 2013
Downloading Framework Components
Hide missing component download links
Enabled

Microsoft Office 2013
Microsoft Office Picture Manager
Disable File Types association dialog box on first launch
Enabled

Microsoft Office 2013
Miscellaneous
Show SkyDrive Sign In
Disabled | Not Configured

Microsoft Office 2013
Miscellaneous
Block signing into Office
Enabled | Not Configured

Microsoft Office 2013
Miscellaneous
Disable the Office Start screen for all Office applications
Enabled | Not Configured

Microsoft Office 2013
Miscellaneous
Disable Office Backgrounds
Enabled | Not Configured

Microsoft Office 2013
Miscellaneous
Suppress recommended settings dialog
Enabled

Microsoft Office 2013
First Run
Disable First Run Movie
Enabled | Not Configured

Microsoft Office 2013
First Run
Disable First Run on application boot
Enabled | Not Configured

Microsoft OneNote 2013
OneNote Options – Other
Add OneNote icon to the notification area
Disabled | Not Configured

Microsoft Outlook 2013
Outlook Social Connector
Turn off Outlook Social Connector
Enabled | Not Configured

Microsoft Outlook 2013
Outlook Social Connector
Do not show social network info-bars
Enabled | Not Configured

Microsoft Outlook 2013
Outlook Options – Preferences – Calendar Options – Office.com Sharing Service
Prevent publishing to Office.com
Enabled | Not Configured

Microsoft Outlook 2013
Outlook Options – Other – AutoArchive
AutoArchive Settings
Disabled

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
PowerPoint Options – Save
Default file format
Enabled, PowerPoint Presentation (*.pptx)

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
Miscellaneous
Disable the Office Start Screen for PowerPoint
Enabled | Not Configured

Microsoft Project 2013
Miscellaneous
Disable the Office Start Screen for Project
Enabled | Not Configured

Microsoft Publisher 2013
Miscellaneous
Disable the Office Start Screen for Publisher
Enabled | Not Configured

Microsoft Visio 2013
Visio Options – Save – Save Documents
Save Visio files as
Enabled, Visio Document

Microsoft Visio 2013
Visio Options – Advanced – General Options
Put all settings in Windows registry
Enabled

Microsoft Word 2013
Word Options – Save
Default file format
Enabled, Word Document (*.docx)

Microsoft Word 2013
Miscellaneous
Disable the Office Start Screen for Word
Enabled | Not Configured

Outlook 2007 and Exchange 2013 not a real good combination

Exchange 2013 and Outlook 2007 is a interrested thing

Outlook 2007 SP3 is supported with with April 2014 Public Update KB 2863811
See https://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn803988(v=office.14).aspx

For you as a System or Exchange administrator or Consultant you might consider some things before migrating to Exchange 2013.

You can’t share your calendar in Outlook 2007
When you use Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to share your calendar, you receive the following error message:

Error while preparing to send sharing message.

Also, if you try to check the permissions on the calendar, you may receive the following error message:

An error occurred when setting schedule permissions.

Solotion Microsoft: Using OWA

It works for share the calendar and you can set editor calendar permissies. All other permissions are not availible

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  • Accessrights Missing
    None
    Owner
    PublishingEditor
    PublishingAuthor
    Author
    NonEditingAuthor
    Reviewer
    Contributor

    With Powershell you can set the permissions

Add-MailboxFolderPermission –identity (username+’:\calendar’) –user testuser –Accessrights PublishingEditor

Better solution

Upgrade your Outlook Client to 2010 or 2013

Hotfix KB2899591 for Outlook 2010 add support for MAPI/HTTP

Microsoft released a hotfix  KB2899591 for Outlook 2010. This hotfix adds MAPI/http support for Outlook 2010 clients. So now can switch if you are using Exchange 2013 SP1 or later from RPC/http to MAPI/http.
See  KB2899591 for the additional fixes that are included in hotfix  as well.

You can request the hotfix for x86 and x64 versions of Outlook 2010 here.

Office Web Apps 2013 KB2592525 not installing

I’ve recently installed Office Web Apps 2013. The installation is straight forward and documented on Technet . However, there was on tricky issue. KB2592525 is a prerequisite and the PS New-OfficeWebAppsFarm cmdlet checks if the KB2592525 is installed. I was installing on a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with all the actual patches. But KB2592525 was not installed and the KB2592525 installer refused to install on this machine. One way to get around this issue is to force the update using pkgmgr.

  1. Download KB2592525 to folder on your system
  2. Create a new folder called “files”
  3. Extract the MSU: expand Windows6.1-KB2592525-x64.msu –F:* .\install
  4. go to files
  5. Install using Pkgmgr: pkgmgr.exe /n:c:\install\Windows6.1-KB2592525-x64.xml

That’s it, and the New-OfficeWebAppsFarm cmdlet will accept this workaround.

Deploy Office 2013 with MDT 2012

When you want to deploy Office 2013 with MDT 2012 you must first create a MSP File and saved in Updates Folder:
How to:  Create custom configurations of Office 2013.

1. Copy de Office 2013 install to the Applications folder

2. Create a application:
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2. Change the Command Line

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Change Quiet install Command: setup.exe /adminfile \\servername\deploymentshare$\Applications\Microsoft Office 2013 NL x86\Updates\setup.msp

4. Change the Task Sequence:
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5. Final Deployment