Admin Tool: HeiDoc.net MS ISO Downloader

By Ed Tittel,

Now and then, admins may need mountable ISO files for Microsoft OSes or programs (like Office). That’s when “find the ISO” can sometimes turn into a challenging game. Except for those with MSDN subscription access, running down ISOs can take a while. Itinerant programmer Jan Krohn provides a useful anoydyne through his Cambodia-based Website HeiDoc.net. It comes in the form of a program named Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool. The tool covers all current Windows desktop versions (7, 8.1 and 10). It also covers Office 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2016. ISO downloads are available in multiple versions for all this software.

Take a Peek at HeiDoc.net MS ISO Downloader

Here’s what the program looks like, taking Windows 10 as its focus:

ms-iso-downloader

Look at all those Windows versions! And all the flavors, too (Home/Pro, Single Language, Education, … but no Enterprise).

As you can see, there are numerous Windows versions covered. You’ll find not just 1607 and 1511, the major builds, but also 1604 and 1602 and others as well. There’s only one flavor of Windows 8.1 available, as befits its short release life. Ditto for Windows 7 in its various SP1 forms. Those who work with Office, or need older versions for whatever reason, will find these ISOs a treasure trove.

The code is portable and standalone (no installer needed). You can load it up on your traveling flash drive, and plug it into whatever machine you like. Enjoy!

Note:

The article was originally published by Ed Tittel @ IT Knowledge Exchange on February 8th, 2017. It is reproduced on this blog with an author’s permission.

Hope you’ll find this post informative.

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