I've just installed my Office copy on my new machine using the configuration.xml script I've been using for a long time (just for the record - I validated its structure against current scheme).
Here's my config code:
<Configuration> <Add Channel="FirstReleaseCurrent" OfficeClientEdition="64"> <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"> <Language ID="en-us"/> <Language ID="pl-pl"/> <ExcludeApp ID="OneDrive"/> <ExcludeApp ID="Lync"/> <ExcludeApp ID="Groove"/> <ExcludeApp ID="Access"/> <ExcludeApp ID="Publisher"/> </Product> </Add> <Updates Channel="FirstReleaseCurrent" Enabled="TRUE"/> <Display AcceptEULA="TRUE" Level="Full"/> <Property Value="1" Name="AUTOACTIVATE"/> <Property Value="TRUE" Name="FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN"/> <Property Value="0" Name="SharedComputerLicensing"/> <Property Value="FALSE" Name="PinIconsToTaskbar"/> </Configuration>
Surprisingly, for the first time the excluded apps were ignored and the full suite was installed. At the same time other parameters (e.g. channel, icons not pinned etc.) were observed and applied correctly.
I realize I'm using Home version but I used to deploy the ProPlus all times and later it just got activated as home without any issues.
Thus, I guess what I download and deploy shouldn't matter in this case. Any issues I could have would refer to activation only, which was successful.
Anyone can explain to me why this happened?