Microsoft Office 2010 Silent MUI install

Microsoft didn’t go the normal MSI-way with Office 2010, and included a customization wizard, as they did with previous versions. However, creating a silent install with integrated MUI-packs wasn’t as self explaining as I thought. In this post, I want to document the steps I’ve made, to create a silent install.

Needed Software:
- MS Office 2010 Professional Plus EN
- MUI Packs (DE, FR, IT)

Integrating the MUI Packs:
This is quite easy, you can just copy the MUI Packs contents into the setup sources, while keeping the files that already exist.

Customizing installation:
Setup.exe /admin starts the Customization Wizard, it will create a .msp patch, which includes the settings you’ve made. Be sure to choose the silent install.
If you didn’t add any MUI Packs, you can run

Setup.exe /adminfile yourmsp.msp

, and it will install silently. If you’ve added additional languages, this will not work, because Setup will prompt you what to install (MUI-Pack or Office). If you choose office, it will also only install one language.
To solve this issue, you’ll need a config.xml file, which includes the product you want to install, display level and the additional languages:

<Configuration Product="ProPlus">
<Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="yes" />
<AddLanguage Id="match" ShellTransform="yes"/>
<AddLanguage Id="en-us" />
<AddLanguage Id="fr-fr" />
<AddLanguage Id="de-de" />
<AddLanguage Id="it-it" />
</Configuration>

You are now ready to start your silent Installation while running:

setup.exe /config yourxml.xml /adminfile yourmsp.msp
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4 Comments

  1. Zee says:

    Fantastic! Thanks a lot for your tip, helped me isolate what I was doing wrong.

    I needed Office setup and MUI packs installations to chain and run without user interaction, and still show the installation progress.

    I moved CONFIG.XML from \ProPlus.WW folder into the root of network share.
    [If CONFIG.XML is in the root, or under \ProPlus.WW, the location of the file is not required when launching SETUP.EXE. However location at the root gets preference over any other location.]

    Ran SETUP.EXE to install Office with multiple MUIs.

  2. El MO says:

    Very Nice, thank you.!

  3. Oliver Adams says:

    This is exactly what I was looking to do thank you so much.

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