Choose component to install in Microsoft Office 2016

This short article shows you an option to choose components to install while installing Office 2016.

Don’t know for what stupid reason Microsoft has removed the installation step that let you choose what component you would like to install for Microsoft Office 2016.

The only way to choose the component is to edit configuration.xml. How do you get configuration.xml file?

1.      Download the Office 2016 Deployment Tool

Then you will get a file officedeploymenttool_6612-6353.exe.


2.      Run officedeploymenttool_6612-6353.exe then you get another 2 file, configuration.xml and Setup.exe.

3.      Edit the configuration.xml.


  <Add OfficeClientEdition=32 Branch=Current>

    <Product ID=O365ProPlusRetail>

      <Language ID=en-us />

      <Language ID=en-us />

      <ExcludeApp ID=Access />

      <ExcludeApp ID=Groove />

      <ExcludeApp ID=InfoPath />

      <ExcludeApp ID=Lync />

      <ExcludeApp ID=OneNote />

      <ExcludeApp ID=PowerPoint />

      <ExcludeApp ID=Publisher />

      <ExcludeApp ID=SharePointDesigner />


    <Product ID=VisioProRetail>

      <Language ID=en-us />



  <!–  <Updates Enabled=”TRUE” Branch=”Current” /> –>

  <!–  <Display Level=”None” AcceptEULA=”TRUE” />  –>

  <!–  <Property Name=”AUTOACTIVATE” Value=”1″ />  –>


Based on the above ExcludeApp ID Office 2016 will only install Word, Excel, Outlook, and Visio.

4.      Run Setup.exe /configure configuration.xml.


It took me 5 hours to install over 2 mega bit line. It is called We’ll be done in just a moment.

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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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