From Intune version 1902 it is possible to deploy Office 365 ProPlus wit h a custom XML file. There are many scenarios where it makes sense not to use the default settings that are build in the Intune UI.
One of the advantage is that you can use application preferences so that you are helping the end user configure Office ProPlus with out setting it is policy that the end user cannot change again.

It is also a way of installing Office 2019 with Intune – to day if you need a Office installation that are licensed per device instead of per user your need Office 2019 and not Office ProPlus.

When using the Office Customization Tool tou are now able to use it for deployment with Intune, like we can with other deployment tools like ConfigMgr.

Start the Office Customization Tool and begin to create your custom XML file or you can also create it your self with out a tool.

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  1. Select your Office Suites – in my case it is Office 365 ProPlus

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  1. Select Off for Skype for Business or other apps you don’t need in your deployment
  2. Select the channel – in my case Monthly Channel (That is the reason for Teams being enabled for deployment as part of Office 365 ProPlus
  3. Click Next

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  1. Select language – in my case English (US)
  2. Click Next

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  1. Set Show installation to user to off
  2. Click Next

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  1. Set Automatically accept the EULA to On
  2. Click  Next

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  1. Enter your organization name
  2. Click Next

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  1. Search and find all the setting you want to set in your installation
  2. Configure the setting you want
  3. Click Next

All the settings will show up in the xml file:

<User Key=”software\microsoft\office\16.0\common\general” Name=”shownfirstrunoptin” Value=”1″ Type=”REG_DWORD” App=”office16″ Id=”L_DisableOptinWizard” />
<User Key=”software\microsoft\office\16.0\common” Name=”autoorgidgetkey” Value=”1″ Type=”REG_DWORD” App=”office16″ Id=”L_AutoOrgIDGetKey” />
<User Key=”software\microsoft\office\16.0\firstrun” Name=”disablemovie” Value=”1″ Type=”REG_DWORD” App=”office16″ Id=”L_DisableMovie” />
<User Key=”software\microsoft\office\16.0\firstrun” Name=”bootedrtm” Value=”1″ Type=”REG_DWORD” App=”office16″ Id=”L_DisableOfficeFirstrun” />
<User Key=”software\microsoft\office\16.0\access\settings” Name=”default file format” Value=”12″ Type=”REG_DWORD” App=”access16″ Id=”L_DefaultFileFormat” />
<User Key=”software\microsoft\office\16.0\excel\options” Name=”defaultformat” Value=”51″ Type=”REG_DWORD” App=”excel16″ Id=”L_SaveExcelfilesas” />
<User Key=”software\microsoft\office\16.0\powerpoint\options” Name=”defaultformat” Value=”27″ Type=”REG_DWORD” App=”ppt16″ Id=”L_SavePowerPointfilesas” />
<User Key=”software\microsoft\office\16.0\word\options” Name=”defaultformat” Value=”” Type=”REG_SZ” App=”word16″ Id=”L_SaveWordfilesas” />

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  1. Click Export

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  1. Click I accept the terms in the license agreement
  2. Enter a File name: Office365ProPlus-Standard
  3. Click Export and save the .xml file

Now you are ready to use your custom .xml file in Intune.

Start the Microsoft 365 Device Management portal

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  1. Click Client Apps
  2. Click Apps
  3. Click Add

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  1. App type: Windows 10
  2. Select Enter XML data

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  1. Click App Suite Information
  2. Suite Name: Office 365 ProPlus Custom
  3. Suite Description : Enter the description that match your need

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  1. Click Enter XML data
  2. Copy the Office ProPlus xml file into Intune

Now you are ready to assign your new create Office ProPlus application to users or devices.


Happy deployment

Read more:

Overview of the Office Customization Tool
Configuration options for the Office Deployment Tool