Installing individual components in Office 2016???

How do I install individual components like Word, etc, instead of the whole suite?

When I start the installer there are absolutely no options.

No Can Do!

One of the "features" of the "click to run" installation is that it is 

IDOT PROOF

(that is MS's opinion, not mine) by making it all or nothing.

The only way the average consumer can do a "custom" install is somehow getting the (very limited distribution) Pro Plus MSI bundle.

In a corporate network, there is an option for doing selective installs.

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Well, thank you Microsoft for making software specifically for idiots! However I am not one such idiot so I will be orientating myself towards Linux based stuff. You suck!

Here's a joke at your expense: Micro-soft - it's both small AND soft, the worst combination - LOL, how sad... :(

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I just found the same thing. This is a horrible design. I don't have space for all of this so I will uninstall this Office Pro that I just bought and find another way to read Word and Excel docs.

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Since my first reply, I have found a possible fix. It is not pretty, but works for many people.

Use the "Deployment Tool"

Customize Microsoft Office Click-to-Run (C2R) Setup to Install Selected Programs Only (2013 / 2016) askvg. - Deployment Tool

http://www.askvg.com/tip-customize-microsoft-office-click-to-run-c2r-setup-to-install-selected-programs-only/

 

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219426.aspx

Above link has detailed instructions.

This tool is intended for Business Office Administrators.  Apparently it may also be used for consumer Office bundles. (I have not tried it myself, rohn 007)

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After much trial and error, I got it to work for me.

First I had to run the Office scrub vbs file (available from Fix It here: https://support.office.microsoft.com/en-us/article/Fix-Office-365-Office-2016-or-Office-2013-install-errors-54554bb8-aa94-43c7-a685-408dd9868c0b) to remove all traces of any Office installs on my computer (I’m running Win10x64 Pro & Ent).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbfIHR_52do

- this is a video over an hour long, including demonstration of using the deployement tool


Reboot

1. I opened the ISO from MSDN and extracted that to D:\Archive\Office2016\ which created subdirectories off of that of \Office\data

-- Note that if you don’t have the iso yet, you can can ask setup to download the required files, just skip ahead to step 3 below---

2. rename D:\Archive\Office2016\setup.exe to whatever the heck you like.

3. I downloaded the Office 2016 Deployment Tool (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49117) and extracted the zip to D:\Archive\Office2016\.  This will place setup.exe and configuration.xml into that directory (this is why we renamed setup.exe above).  I edited the XML file and put the following in it (deleting everything else that was in it):

<Configuration>

  <Add SourcePath=”D:\Archive\Office2016\” OfficeClientEdition=”64” >
  <Product ID=”proplusretail”>
  <Language ID=”en-us” />  
  <ExcludeApp ID=”Access” />
  <ExcludeApp ID=”Publisher” />
  <ExcludeApp ID=”Grove” />
  <ExcludeApp ID=”Lync” />
  <ExcludeApp ID=”skypeforbusiness” />
  </Product>
  </Add>

  <Logging Name=”OfficeSetup.txt” Path=”%temp%” />

</Configuration>

NOTE: you can setup the deployment to include multiple languages ie:
<language ID= ‘en-us’ ‘es-es’  />

Using group policy, there are over 2100 settings you can control via the deployment tool


***NOTE that I wasn’t sure about the naming convention for Skype for Business/Lync so I put them both in the config file - I still don’t know which one is needed but the above config successfully did NOT install Skype for Business***

4. If you don’t have the ISO then run the following:
D:\Archive\Office2016\setup.exe /download configuration.xml

that will create the sub directories and download the files necessary for your desired configuration

5. Now, whether this is from the ISO or the downloaded files, run:
D:\Archive\Office2016\setup.exe /configure configuration.xml

bingo, bango, bongo, you’ve got a customized install.

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I tried your method,  and when I launched the program from CMD, I immediately got error code 30088-1021 after it got elevated privileges. If instead of using cmd and the deployment toolkit’s setup file, I went into \office directory (one level down from where I was) and launched the setup64 program and it began installing correctly. I do have Office 2013 installed still.

This is the configuration.xml file I made;;

<Configuration>
<Configuration>

  <Add SourcePath=”E:\to keep\bittorrent\en_office_professional_plus_2016_x86_x64_dvd_6962141\office extracted” OfficeClientEdition=”64” >
  <Product ID=”proplusretail”>
  <Language ID=”en-us” />
  <ExcludeApp ID=”Access” />
  <ExcludeApp ID=”onenote” />
  <ExcludeApp ID=”Grove” />
  <ExcludeApp ID=”Groove” />
  <ExcludeApp ID=”Lync” />
  <ExcludeApp ID=”skypeforbusiness” />
  </Product>
  </Add>

  <Logging Name=”OfficeSetup.txt” Path=”%temp%” />

</Configuration>
</Configuration>

</snip>

 

Click-to-Run Customization and Deployment Deep Dive Part 1 - Office Deployment Tool for business users

http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_resource_kit/archive/2013/04/17/the-new-office-garage-series-click-to-run-customization-and-deployment-deep-dive-part-1-with-high-g-aerobatics.aspx

Discusses Office Deployment Tool for business users

 

Application Installations with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2102 Update 1

http://www.petri.co.il/application-installation-microsoft-deployment-toolkit-2102-update-1.htm

 

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