How to install and upgrade Office Online Server to the latest version

Powerpoint

Office Online Server (OOS) is the next generation of Office Web Apps Server (OWA), which allows organizations to deliver browser-based versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote, among other capabilities.

Office Web Apps Server is not supportable for Windows Server 2016.

Most people who need to run Office Online Server are having Skype for Business Server 2015/2019 or SharePoint. Within Skype for Business it will be used for PowerPoint presentations inside meetings.

You can download Office Online Server from MSDN or Volume Licensing Center. The latest version listed over there is November 2017(en_office_online_server_last_updated_november_2017_x64_dvd_100181876.iso). In the meanwhile there have been made some patches available that are solving a lot of issues.

Server Requirements

Scenario Processor RAM Hard Disk
Single server,
Development or Evaluation,
Minimum Services enabled
64-bit, 4 cores 16 GB 80 GB for system drive
100 GB for second drive
Single server,
Pilot, User Acceptance or Development
All Services enabled
64-bit, 4 cores 24 GB 80 GB for system drive
100 GB for second drive
3-tier farm,
Development or Evaluation,
Minimum Services enabled
64-bit, 4 cores 12 GB 80 GB for system drive
80 GB for second drive
3-tier farm,
Pilot, User Acceptance or Production,
All Services enabled
64-bit, 4 cores 16 GB 80 GB for system drive
80 GB for second drive

Install Windows Features

Command powershell Windows Server 2012 R2

Install-WindowsFeature Web-Server, Web-Mgmt-Tools, Web-Mgmt-Console, Web-WebServer, Web-Common-Http, Web-Default-Doc, Web-Static-Content, Web-Performance, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Dyn-Compression, Web-Security, Web-Filtering, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-App-Dev, Web-Net-Ext45, Web-Asp-Net45, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Includes, NET-Framework-Features, NET-Framework-Core, NET-HTTP-Activation, NET-Non-HTTP-Activ, NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45, NET-WCF-Pipe-Activation45, InkandHandwritingServices, Windows-Identity-Foundation, Telnet-Client

 

Command powershell Windows Server 2016

Install-WindowsFeature Web-Server, Web-Mgmt-Tools, Web-Mgmt-Console, Web-WebServer, Web-Common-Http, Web-Default-Doc, Web-Static-Content, Web-Performance, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Dyn-Compression, Web-Security, Web-Filtering, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-App-Dev, Web-Net-Ext45, Web-Asp-Net45, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Includes, NET-Framework-Features, NET-Framework-Core, NET-HTTP-Activation, NET-Non-HTTP-Activ, NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45, NET-WCF-Pipe-Activation45, Windows-Identity-Foundation, Telnet-Client

Install Office Online Server

Install Office Online Server just as default, next, next finish.

Update Office Online Server

Install the following patches in the order from top to down.

Creating the Farm

Depending on your configuration you will need to create a farm. In the example below i have imported a certificate with the name Skypeweb1.

And my URL will be internal and external the same.

New-OfficeWebAppsFarm -InternalUrl "https://oos.example.com" -ExternalUrl "https://oos.example.com" -CertificateName "Skypeweb1" -EditingEnabled

Checking the Farm

Go to https://oos.example.com/hosting/discovery and if succesful you will see a XML output.

 

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