SCCM – Upgrade Microsoft Office

Recently I had the task to upgrade Microsoft Office from 2010 to 2016 (I now it’s year 2020 now 🙂 using SCCM. I was thinking that it shouldn’t be a big deal, but…. it turned out differently. There was lync client, custom add-in, old office uninstall failed with random errors…

To cut the long story short – this is what I did at the end. All Guid’s credits goes to this guy

  1. Create Custom Task Sequence
  2. Step 1 – Kill Lync Client – Run Command Line
    • taskkill /f /im communicator.exe /t
  3. Step 2 – Kill UCMapi – Run Command Line
    • taskkill /f /im ucmpai.exe /t
  4. Step 4 -Uninstall Lync – Run Command Line
    • msiexec /x { Lync GUID} /q
  5. Step 5 – Uninstall custom Outlook Addin
    • msiexec /x {Custom Addin Guid} /q
  6. Step 6 – Now Install Office 2016 – There are many guides how to create office application around the web
  7. Step 7 – Reboot will be needed, couldn’t find a way to avoid it.
  8. Step 8 – Install whatever you want if needed

Hope this will help someone, if not carry on and have a beer, it’s Friday!


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