Monday, 29 June 2015

#O365 - Create Microsoft O365 Office ProPlus Offline Installer

1.    Office Deployment Tool

1.1.  Download Office Deployment Tool

1.2.  Install Office Deployment Tool

a)      Create 2 new folders on C: drive. Name it as O365 Pro Plus_32 and O365 Pro Plus_64
b)      Run the office deployment tool.
c)       Accept the Microsoft Software License Terms.
d)      Extract to C:\O365 Pro Plus_32                                   

1.3.  Edit Configuration.xml file

a)      Open C:\Office Pro Plus_32\configuration.xml
b)      Edit the file as below. <Configuration>

  <Add OfficeClientEdition="64" >
    <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
      <Language ID="en-us" />
  <Updates Enabled="TRUE" />
  <Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE" />
  <Property Name="AUTOACTIVATE" Value="1" />

** If 64 bit, change <Add OfficeClientEdition="32" > to <Add OfficeClientEdition="64" >

2.    Microsoft O365 Pro Plus Installer

2.1.  Download the Installer

a)      Open Command Prompt, run the command as below:
setup.exe /download configuration.xml
b)      An office folder will created automatically. (It will take few minutes to hours to complete. Office -32 about 0.9GB, Office 64-bit about 1.1 GB)
c)       Once completed, you will have the content as below. 

2.2.  Installation

a)      Create a .bat in same directory with where you extract the office deployment tool.
b)      Content of .Bat file as below:
c)   Run the .BAT file.

Friday, 19 June 2015

#Windows Server 2012 - How to add other workgroup server manage in server manager

Fail to add workgroup server to server manager.

Error: Configuration refresh failed with the following error. The metadata failed to be retrived from the server due to the following error: WinRM cannot process the request. The following error occurred while using Kerberos authentication. Cannot find the computer servername. Verify that the computer exist on the network and that the name provided is spelled correctly.


1. Login to the management server.
2. Run the Windows Powershell as Administrator.
3. Type:

  • Set-Item wsman:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts Servername -Concatenate -Force.

4. Open Server Manager, select Add other servers to manage.

5.  Select DNS, and then enter the server name/IP that you want to manage. Click to add the server.