Important: Note: MSPs created with the OCT should be created using the same installation source as they will be deployed with, or the OCT tool may fail. Existing patches can be used with the “Import” feature. If you plan on using the Office Customization Tool (OCT), we recommend that you read the Office Customization Tool in Office 2013 documentation first. Office 2013 provides two architecture-specific versions of the OCT, one for 32-bit Office 2013 and one for 64-bit Office 2013. The 64-bit version of the OCT supports 64-bit client editions of Office 2013, and provides the same user interface, capabilities, and configurable settings as the 32-bit version. The OCT files are located in the Admin folder under the x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit) folders, respectively. Download the appropriate file depending on whether you have 32-bit or 64-bit Office installed. Copy the entire \Admin folder into the folder that contains the installation image you are customizing. For example, if you installed the 32-bit edition of Office Professional Plus 2013 (volume edition), you would copy the entire 32-bit version of the Admin folder into the folder that contains the 32-bit Office Professional Plus 2013 source files.
To install this download:
Instructions for use:
- Download the file by clicking the Download button (above) and saving the file to your hard disk.
- To use the 32-bit version of the files, double-click the AdminTemplates_32bit.exe program file on your hard disk to start the Setup program.
- To use the 64-bit version of the files, double-click the AdminTemplates_64bit.exe program file on your hard disk to start the Setup program.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
After you install this download, use the Office 2013 applications as you typically would.
For more information about this download, see the Related Resources at the bottom of this page.
For information about using ADMX and ADML files for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 and above, see Managing Group Policy ADMX Files Step-by-Step Guide on the Microsoft TechNet Web site
. For more information about how to use group policy, see the FAQ: Group Policy on the Microsoft TechNet Web site.
To remove this download:
To remove the download file, delete the AdminTemplates_32bit.exe
or file AdminTemplates_64bit.exe
To remove the installed files, delete all associated .adm, .admx, and .adml Administrative Template files.
To remove the updated OCT, replace the \Admin folder in the installation image with the original \Admin folder from your source image.