How to Deploy Apache OpenOffice using Intune

This blog post will show how to deploy Apache OpenOffice on Windows 10/11 devices using Intune. First, we must download the Apache OpenOffice Windows Installer, currently only available as a 32-bit application.

STEP 1 – Download Apache OpenOffice application

You can download the application by clicking the Apache OpenOffice – Official Download link and selecting the platform as Windows 32-bit (x86) (EXE), language, and version number. After that, click on Download Full Installation to start downloading. We will use the Intune Windows (Win32) deployment method for this application.

Download Apache OpenOffice application
Download the Apache OpenOffice application

STEP 2 – Create .Intunewin file

Before deploying Apache OpenOffice via the Intune admin center, we need to package it into a file format called .Intunewin. Here are the steps to do that.

  • Extract the Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.12_Win_x86_install_en-GB.exe installer into any folder, for example, C:\OpenOffice4. The installer version’s file name will differ depending on your downloaded OpenOffice version. When writing this blog post, Apache OpenOffice 4.1.12 is the latest version.
Create .Intunewin file
Create .Intunewin file
  • Download the Microsoft Win32 Content Prep Tool. It’s a zip file; therefore, extract its contents into a folder.
  • Create an empty folder, for example, C:\output, or anywhere else.
  • Repackage the application folder OpenOffice4 into a .intunewin file using IntuneWinAppUtil.exe, found in the Microsoft Win32 Content Prep Tool.

Use the below process to repackage the application/setup files to the .intunewin file. Launch the command prompt as administrator, change the current folder to where the Microsoft Win32 Content Prep Tool is downloaded, and run the below command.

IntuneWinAppUtil.exe -c <setup_folder> -s <setup_file> -o <output_folder>
  • <setup_folder> = Provide the Apache OpenOffice Extracted Setup Folder Path location.
  • <setup_file> = setup.exe
  • <output_folder> = Create an Empty folder somewhere and provide that location.
IntuneWinAppUtil.exe -c C:\OpenOffice4 -s setup.exe -o C:\output
Create .Intunewin file
Create .Intunewin file
  • Check the folder c:\output; you should find a file with the .intunewin extension.
.Intunewin file created successfully
.Intunewin file created successfully

STEP 3 – Create App Deployment on Intune admin center

  • Sign in to the Intune Admin Center.
  • Click on Apps and then click on All Apps.
  • Click on + Add and Select Windows app (Win32) from the app type.
Select Win32 app deployment App type
Select Win32 app deployment App type
  • Click on the Select app package file to select the setup.intunewin file package.
Select app package file
Select app package file
  • Browse to select setup.intunewin file and then click on OK button.
Browse to .Intunewin file
Browse to .Intunewin file

App Information

On the App Information page, Provide, the Name, Description, and Publisher information and click Next.

Provide Information about the App on App Information form
Provide Information about the App on App Information form


Provide the install command and uninstall command.

  • Install Command:
setup.exe /qn
  • Uninstall Command:

The UninstallString used in the command depends on the specific version of Apache OpenOffice installed on the PC. You might have a different UninstallString for different versions. To ensure you’re using the correct UninstallString, you can check the registry locations below and update it in the command accordingly.

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
MsiExec.exe /X{E9F3BF94-AA18-42B6-8B6D-245BBF585C8C} /qn
Software VersionUninstallString
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.12MsiExec.exe /X{E9F3BF94-AA18-42B6-8B6D-245BBF585C8C} /qn
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.13MsiExec.exe /X{D86F0E67-2C02-4DFF-A46A-6871BA809A51} /qn
  • Install behavior: System
  • Device restart behavior: No specific action
Configure Install and Uninstall Commands under Program tab
Configure Install and Uninstall Commands under Program tab


You can specify the requirements that devices must meet to deploy the app. If your devices mix 32-bit and 64-bit types, check the boxes for 32-bit and 64-bit in the Operating system architecture drop-down. Else, go with 64-bit.

  • Operating System Architecture: Select 64-bit
  • Minimum operating system: Select the operating system version used in your environment.
Provide requirements for installing this app under Requirements tab
Provide requirements for installing this app under the Requirements tab

Detection Rules

  • Rules Format: Select Manually configure detection rules
  • Rule Type: File
  • Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\
  • Detection Method: File or Folder Exits.
Detection rules for Apache Open Office app
Detection rules for the Apache Open Office app


Click on Add group to add an Entra security group containing users or devices. You can also click Add all users or devices, including all Intune-managed users or devices.

Assign the app to users/devices
Assign the app to users/devices

Review + Create

Review the deployment and click on Create to start the deployment process.

STEP 3 – Monitoring

To check the Installation status of the app, You can follow the below steps:

  • From the Intune admin center, Click on Apps on the left-hand side.
  • Click on All apps.
  • Please search for the app Apache OpenOffice 4.1.12 and click on it.
Monitoring the deployment progress
Monitoring the deployment progress
  • From the application’s Overview page, you can check the status of Installation and Failures. To find more details, click on Device Install or User Install status.
Application has been installed successfully
The application has been installed successfully

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