Custom installer

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Custom installer

Post by MarvinFS » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:40 pm

Is it possible to build a custom installer somehow for a corporate usage and deployment via Active Directory?
For example we want to preselect some settings such as spelling, user interface language and activation serial number (again company activation number is required).


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Re: Custom installer

Post by miguel-c » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:38 pm

The FreeOffice EULA states: Install and use one copy of the Software on up to 3 (three) computers that belong to the same family household or on 1 (one) computer that belongs to an organization.
As you can see, it doesn't make sense for us to implement such a development for FreeOffice.
If you plan to use our software in multiple computers of a company you should use our commercial version: SoftMaker Office 2018.
Please contact sales (at) to find the best solution for you.

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Re: Custom installer

Post by martin-k » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:46 pm

Some clarifications:

- Since FreeOffice uses the same MSI installer as SoftMaker Office, you can indeed distribute the package via Active Directory. Read the instructions at and apply them to FreeOffice.

- One product key for FreeOffice is indeed limited to 3 computers. However, we encourage use in businesses and organizations. You just need to request multiple (free) product keys. In this regard, SoftMaker Office, our commercial offering, is more convenient, as any number of PCs can be serviced by the same product key, and that product key can even be distributed via GPO.
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