Office Pro Plus: Setup Error – Files necessary to run the Office Customization Tool were not found. Run Setup from the installation point of a qualifying product.

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That was the error we had when we ran setup /admin from our Office 2013 Pro Plus distribution point.


It turns out that we do need to download some additional files from Microsoft’s download site.

We downloaded the 32-bit version of the tools and extracted them to a folder.

Once the extraction is complete copy the Admin folder to the root of the Office distribution point.


We could then run the setup /admin command from the distribution point and voila:


We can now go on and create our MST file to allow for automatic installation, activation, and base configuration of the products.

Philip Elder
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