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Customize Office 365 Home installation

I just switched from Office2019 retail to Office 365 Home edition.
And we also can’t choose which office program to install, which means by default access/outlook will be installed on my computer and OneNote will not be installed.

And I checked MS document (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/product-ids-that-are-supported-by-the-office-deployment-tool-for-click-to-run-77654e77-aaeb-4ed6-84eb-1d8b0e086590), it seems we can also use Office Deployment Tool to customize Office 365 Home/Personal installation.

1, go to https://config.office.com to generate a configuration file for installation. For Office Suites, you can choose Office365 Proplus, and we’ll change it after the configuration file is generated.
2, select the Apps you want to install.
3. For the update channel, select “Monthly”
4. Answer the rest questions
5. Click export to download the XML file.
6. Open the XML file, change prodouctID from O365ProPlusRetail to O365HomePremRetail or O365PersonalRetail.
7. Download office deployment tool from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49117
8, open command line, run


And below are my configuration files, you can use it if you want.

Exclude certain Office programs when deploying Office 365 / Office 2016

1, Download Office 2016 Deployment Tool

2, create a configuration.xml similar to below

3. Put the configure file in the same folder with deployment tool, then run below command as administrator:


Please note you need to modify Product ID to match the version you purchased,
For office 2016, use Product ID=”ProplusRetail”;
For office 365, use Product ID=”O365ProPlusRetail”