I just started the Office 2016 Setup/Installation on my Windows 10 PC. The installation worked fine and started automatically showing only this dialog:

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But there are no additional settings possible! I need to choose which programs I want to install and also add additional tools that are often missing when doing a default installation.

How can I change the Office Installation Settings?

  • Choose programs to install
  • Add/Remove Office Tools
  • (Maybe) Office installation directory

When I check after the installation in the the windows settings, the Office can only be uninstalled - no modifications available:

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    It also installs the 32-bit version by default, even if the OS is 64-bit. – Groo Oct 7 '16 at 12:43

You can use the Office 2016 Deployment Tool to customize the setup. Edit the Configuration.xml and add new ExcludeApp ID entries for features you don't want to have installed:

Image of the XML file

    <Add SourcePath="E:\Office\" OfficeClientEdition="64">
        <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
            <Language ID="en-us" />
            <ExcludeApp ID="Access" />
            <ExcludeApp ID="Excel" />
            <ExcludeApp ID="Groove" />
            <ExcludeApp ID="InfoPath" />
            <ExcludeApp ID="Lync" />
            <ExcludeApp ID="OneNote" />
            <ExcludeApp ID="PowerPoint" />
            <ExcludeApp ID="Project" />
            <ExcludeApp ID="Publisher" />
            <ExcludeApp ID="SharePointDesigner" />
            <ExcludeApp ID="Visio" />

Now run setup.exe /download configuration.xml to only download the requested features and install the customized office with setup.exe /configure configuration.xml

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    There is now an online editor to generate the XML: officedev.github.io/Office-IT-Pro-Deployment-Scripts/… – Metro Smurf Jan 30 '16 at 19:58
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    this is ridiculous microsoft :( – n00b Apr 15 '16 at 18:51
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    It would be neat to have this pasted in textual format, so that people can easily copy/paste it. – Groo Oct 7 '16 at 12:53
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    Plain text version of the image added. Slightly confused about the product ID for office2016 which is spelled as O365ProPlusRetail. – Hennes Feb 22 '17 at 18:16
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    I'm not using this directly myself, but I have seen one mention that the sample product ID is incorrect for Office2016 and should be "ProPlusRetail" not "O365ProPlusRetail". Ref: social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/… – fencepost Jul 14 '17 at 14:09

I was originally going to add this as a comment to the excellent answer from @magicandre1981, however I couldn't get the comment to format in a readable state.

Please up vote the comments from @hennes and @MetroSmurf on that answer because those people found this info first and deserve recognition of that.

Once you download the config tool and build your custom-configuration.xml (I suggest renaming it so you know which config you are installing)

To have it work with the MSDN Media:

  1. Make sure your config doesn't have a path set.
  2. Ensure your product ID is as follows: <Product ID="ProPlusRetail" PIDKEY="xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx">
  3. Suggest you also add <Display AcceptEULA="TRUE">
  4. Extract the media to a folder (I used Office2016)
  5. In Office2016 replace default setup.exe (400KB) with the deployment tool provided setup.exe (4.1MB)

  6. Put your custom-configuration.xml in Office2016 as well.

  7. From an Administrative command prompt cd to Office2016

  8. run setup /configure custom-configfile.xml

  9. Profit.

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