Installing O365 Pro Plus onto a RDS Server / Multiuser Enviroment

 

I have recently had the need to deploy O365 onto a Server that in effect has multiple users connecting to it. This post outlines some of my findings . Now this is only possible with O365 Pro Plus

 

To enable shared computer activation when you deploy Office 365 ProPlus, you need the current version of the Office Deployment Tool, which is available for free from the Microsoft Download Center.

 

The Office Deployment Tool, combined with a simple text file, is used to install Office 365 ProPlus on the shared computer, and to enable shared computer activation for that computer. Add the following lines when you create the text file.

 

An example of the text file is as follows with the key Lines being as follows

<Display Level=”None” AcceptEULA=”True” />

<Property Name=”SharedComputerLicensing” Value=”1″ />

 

Now that we have our Configuration file written we need to then do the following

  1. Download the EXE   – this will be stored at the path you dictated when setting up the Microsoft configuration tool

C:\IT Support\O365Deployment>setup.exe /download configuration2.xml

2. Run the installation

C:\IT Support\O365Deployment>setup.exe /configure configuration2.xml

You will now notice that Office begins to Install onto the server

 

Now Office is installed there ar2 2 points for consideration here

 

Ensure Shared Computing is enabled   

 

How the users are going to Authenticate  – If SSO is not enabled due to no connection with AZURE / AFDS then we will need to make sure the users are aple to sign in with their O365 Credentials


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