Customize Click-to-Run?


  • Hello community,

    is it possible to customize a Click-To-Run installation in regards to individual programs?

    I mean to install only Word, Excel and Outlook for example.

    The Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run seems to add or remove only the whole ProPlus package, but not individual products.

    Are there any options to get a customized Click-To-Run installation? Maybe downloading the setup files via the ODT, and make some changes there?

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013 11:19 PM


  • Hi,

    As we can read from the TechNet article:

    Click-to-Run is not customizable at the application level. However, there are some options:

    • Administrators can use AppLocker to prevent an application from running. For more information about AppLocker, see: Windows 7 AppLocker Executive Overview and AppLocker.

    • If possible, purchase an Office 2013 product version that contains only the applications that you want to deploy. For more information about Office 2013 versions, see Office 365 Preview.

    • Delete the shortcuts to the applications that you don’t want to install on the client computers.

    • Purchase the Windows Installer-based (MSI) version of Office 2013. For more information, please visit the Volume Licensing Service Center.

    Max Meng
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by T.Ga Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:40 AM
    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:03 AM

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