Office 2019 Install w/ PDQ Deploy

Microsoft Office 2019 Deployment using PDQ Deploy is a breeze!

I’m assuming you have all of your environment variables ready to go but that you’re in need of the PDQ Deploy specifics.

If you’d like to know more about either of the above assumptions, please let me know and I’d be glad to write it up for you.


Package building time

Select ‘File’ > ‘New Package’ from within PDQ Deploy.

In the pop-up screen, from the top-level ‘Properties’ Bucket, set your package “Name” (Office 2019 – x64 (suggestion))

Now, select “New Step” and “Install”.

Under the “Details” tab, you want to select the setup.exe file from your server share (where you placed your Office deployment kit).

\\\\servername\\Microsoft\\Office\\ODT\\setup.exe

Then proceed to “Parameters” to point to the ‘xml’ file.

/configure \\\\servername\\Microsoft\\Office\\ODT\\office19install.xml

Click ‘Save’.


Deployment

Find the IP address of your test device (10.2.x.x or 192.168.x.x).

I recommend using the IP and not the DNS name. I’ve had more success and fewer errors – don’t ask me why – I have zero clue.