Deploying Volume Licensed Office 2019

Annoyingly, the Office Deployment Tool packaged for Office 2019 Volume License users comes with XML files that are not configured for Office 2019, but include the default sample for Office365 instead.

Here’s the configuration1 I used to pull down the x64 binaries, targeted to the appropriate update channel 2, for Pro Plus, Visio and Project. I have the Chinese (Taiwan) and French Proofing Tools included3. You may also wish to exclude some apps as well from the installation 4; in this example, I’ve excluded Skype for Business (aka Lync).

Finally, ensure you grab the Group Policy Administrative Template Files 5 to push the necessary configurations to your workstations. You probably won’t need the GVLK with this installation 6.


  <Add OfficeClientEdition="64" Channel="PerpetualVL2019">
    <Product ID="ProPlus2019Volume">
      <Language ID="en-us" />
      <ExcludeApp ID="Lync" /> 
    <Product ID="VisioPro2019Volume">
      <Language ID="en-us" />
    <Product ID="ProjectPro2019Volume">
      <Language ID="en-us" />
    <Product ID="ProofingTools">
      <Language ID="zh-tw" />
      <Language ID="fr-fr" />

  <Updates Enabled="TRUE" Channel="PerpetualVL2019" />

  <!--  <Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE" />  -->
  <Property Name="AUTOACTIVATE" Value="1" />