How to configure automatic or «silent» installation of Office 2013
As the Windows operating system or other software, Microsoft Office 2010 and Office 2013 can be installed so-called method of «unattended installation» (automatic or silent installation). As the name suggests, automatic installation is not that other, as the type of installation that does not require intervention from the user.
Automatic setting uses a pre-configured file that contains all settings and parameters necessary to complete the installation. For example, this file may include the product key, the installation location and language.
Automatic installation of Office 2010 or Office 2013 can be run by placing the file Config.xml in the same place where the file is located setup.exe. And generation of user file Config.xml is no longer a tedious task thanks to Windows Answer Key File Generator. This is an online tool to quickly create Unattend.xml for Windows and Config.xml for Office.
Here we show how to generate the file Config.xml to create a silent installation of Office.
Step 1: first, open Windows Answer Key File Generator. In the top menu, select «Office» and click on the «2010» or «2013» to start configuring Config.xml.
Step 2: Specify key parameters such as product key («Product Key») and the path of the installation («Installation Path») if you want to Office was not installed in the default folder and in another location).
In addition, you can configure the installer so that its interface has been completely hidden during the installation (the»Display level»). There is also an option (the»Completion Notice») that allows you to hide the notification on the completion of the installation.
Finally, select programs from the Office that must be installed during the process. To do this, see «Install Office Features» in the drop-down menu next to the program name, select «The feature is not installed option», if you do not want it installed. On the other hand, the parameter «The feature is installed on the user’s computer» will indicate that the program should be installed.
Step 3: When finished, click on «Download File» (located at the bottom of the page) to download a configured file Config.xml. If for some reason this link does not work, click on the «Highlight All», copy the code, paste it into Notepad, and then save the file as Config.xml.
Step 4: Next, copy the file Config.xml folder Office 2010/2013. Make sure you put the file in the root folder where the file resides Setup.exe.
That’s it! Run the installer and make sure auto install is working fine.