Using Office Deployment Tool to install Office 365/2016/2013 (Multilanguage)

Using office deployment tool to install office in your language (multi-language support)

As you know, the default language of Microsoft Office is English (USA). Perhaps changing language is unnecessary if you live in an English-speaking country. But it would be very necessary if you were born in another country and English was not your native language.

Recently I have got many requests for issues related to installing language pack. So I gave it a try but without success. Honestly, I dont know much about this matter. I have always used the english version so I never thought about that.

At present, there is no way to install additional language in english version of Office Volume. In spite of that, I kept trying to find another way. After testing some ideas, I figured out a solution which helps you reinstall Office (there is a option which allows change language).

Supported products:

  • Office 365
  • Office 2016
  • Office 2013

First, if you have Office (english version) already installed, please completely uninstall it from your drive.

Step 1: Download Office Deployment Tool from Microsoft homepage.

Deployment Tool for Office 2016/365 | Deployment Tool for Office 2013

Step 2: Extract the contents of this file. You will be left with some files (configuration files, EULA and setup.exe).

Extract office deployment tool you downloaded from Microsoft homepage
Extract office deployment tool you downloaded from Microsoft homepage
There are three files in this folder
There are three files in this folder

If you dont see “Extract to officedeploymenttool…” in the right-click context menu, just run this file, accept Microsoft Software License Terms, then click Continue button to extract files.

Step 3: Copy the following code and paste it into a new text document.

<Configuration>
  <Add OfficeClientEdition="32">
    <Product ID="ProPlusRetail">
      <Language ID="ja-jp" />
        
      <ExcludeApp ID="Access" />
      <ExcludeApp ID="InfoPath" />
      <ExcludeApp ID="Lync" />
      <ExcludeApp ID="OneNote" />
      <ExcludeApp ID="Outlook" />
      <ExcludeApp ID="Project" />
      <ExcludeApp ID="Publisher" />
      <ExcludeApp ID="SharePointDesigner" />
      <ExcludeApp ID="Visio" />
      <ExcludeApp ID="Skype" />
      <ExcludeApp ID="Skypeforbusiness" />
      <ExcludeApp ID="Groove" />
       
    </Product>
  </Add>
  <Display Level="Full" AcceptEULA="TRUE" />
</Configuration>
Create a new text document
Create a new text document

Before starting, let me explain.

ValueDescription
OfficeClientEdition=”32″Downloads and installs the 32-bit edition of Office. If you have 64bit Windows, just replace “32” with “64”.
ID=”ProPlusRetail”Downloads and installs Office 2016 or 2013 ProPlus Retail. If you want to install Office 365, just replace it with “O365ProPlusRetail”. For Project/Visio, just use “ProjectProRetail” or “VisioProRetail”. See list of product IDs here.
ID=”ja-jp”Downloads and installs Japanese version of Office. If you want to change the display language, just replace “ja-jp” with your native language. See list of language IDs here.
<ExcludeApp ID=”Access” />Defines which products would not be installed. If you want to install Microsoft Access, please remove this line. Do the same to the others.

Note: You need to edit the code based on what I explain above. Then save it as a config file using “.xml” extension.

Save config file
Save config file
Set name of config file
Set name of config file
create config xml office online installer msguides.com 4 - Using Office Deployment Tool to install Office 365/2016/2013 (Multilanguage)

Step 4: Copy the code below into the new text document file.

@echo off
cd /d %~dp0
setup.exe /configure config.xml
pause

Then save it as a batch file with .cmd extension (eg install.cmd).

Save batch script
Save batch script
Set name of batch script
Set name of batch script

And make sure this .cmd file, setup.exe file & config.xml file are in the same folder.

Step 5: Right-click on the install.cmd file and run it as administrator.

Execute batch script in admin mode
Execute batch script in admin mode

Note: If you see error, just run this file normally instead of doing it with admin right.

Right now, the installation process starts.

Office installation progress
Office installation progress

Step 6: After successfully installing Office, you can activate it for FREE using KMS method.

Office is installed successfully
Office is installed successfully

If you would have any questions or concerns, please leave your comments. I would be glad to explain in more details. Thank you so much for all your feedback and support!

Who am I ?
I am Guang, a freelancer and a blogger. I'm currently managing KMS system, MSGuides blog and 2 tech Youtube channels.

589 thoughts on “Using Office Deployment Tool to install Office 365/2016/2013 (Multilanguage)”

  1. Hola gracia por la información, pueden ayudarme a saber que error es este?
    “setup.exe” no se reconoce como un comando interno o externo,
    programa o archivo por lotes ejecutable.
    Presione una tecla para continuar . . .

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  2. Hi Guang!
    I tried to install Office 365 using the above method a couples of years ago but I ended up with Office 2016.
    A couple of months ago (I think) it started showing the “GET GENUINE OFFICE” message. In addition I really need some of the functions of Office 365, so I decided to uninstall the 2016 that I had and try to reinstall 365 with the above method.
    And it worked! Although it still showed “Office Professional Plus 2016” at the Product Information section, it was sure 365, with all the functions and features!
    For a couple of days… Then it was when I decided to install the proofing tools for Greek (my language) and after that I no more had 365 features… Only Office 2016 as I did before…
    I uninstalled and re-installed many times, but “all” I got every time was Office Pro Plus 2016…

    Is there something I am doing wrong? Is there anything else I should do?
    Any help would be appreciated!
    Thanks!

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    1. If you want to download office 2019 then in the .xml file go the 3d line and replace: ProPlusRetail with: ProPlus2019Volume

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  3. Hi Guang, thank you for your wonderful technical training site. Question: I used Deployment Tool 2016/365 and followed the instructions here, but ended up installing Office 2016 instead of Office 365. Any idea what I may have done wrong please? Thanks in advance.

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    1. Bro, let it be…
      First 2016 version will be installed. And 2-3 days, it will automatically get updated to 365/2019 version.
      Hope it helps…

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    1. hey ummm well to convert it into english from japanese you have to edit that text which you saved as config.xml .
      so here r the steps
      step 1: right click on that config.xml
      step 2: then go on open with then click on open with notepad
      step 3: in that file search for this line

      step 4: replace “ja-jp” with en-US in short instead of writing
      write
      step 5: save it or simply click ctrl+s
      hope so this will solve your problem 😄

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        1. If you want to replace it with spanish do this (I edited the instructions of littlooo so all thanks to him):
          So, you have to edit that text which you saved as config.xml and follow these steps
          step 1: right click on that config.xml
          step 2: then go on “open with” then click on “open with notepad”
          step 3: in that file go to the line that says
          step 4: replace “ja-jp” with: es-ES
          step 5: save it or simply click ctrl+s

          If you want to download office 2021 then in that same .xml file where it says: replace: ProPlusRetail with: ProPlus2021Volume

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        2. THE PREVIOUS COMMENT I WROTE CAME OUT WRONG SO FOLLOW THIS
          If you want to replace it with spanish do this (I edited the instructions of littlooo so all thanks to him):
          So, you have to edit that text which you saved as config.xml and follow these steps
          step 1: right click on that config.xml
          step 2: then go on “open with” then click on “open with notepad”
          step 3: in that file go to the 4th line and
          step 4: replace “ja-jp” with: es-ES
          step 5: save it or simply click ctrl+s

          If you want to download office 2021 then in that same .xml file go the 3d line and replace: ProPlusRetail with: ProPlus2021Volume

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  4. I installed office using this method and it worked but the problem is that I excluded apps like “outlook,project” which i need badly right now. So how can i get these apps admin please help me wit this. i would be really helpful

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    1. actually i know proplus is now called apps for enterprise but your kms servers don’t recognise it is there a way to apply it with a command prompt

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  5. values enterable as ExcludeApp

    Allowed values:

    ID=”Access”
    ID=”Excel”
    ID=”Groove”
    ID=”Lync”
    ID=”OneDrive”
    ID=”OneNote”
    ID=”Outlook”
    ID=”PowerPoint”
    ID=”Publisher”
    ID=”Teams”

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  6. It worked! Thanks so much!
    Btw, if you want to install MS2019, just follow these same steps and replace ProPlusRetail for ProPlus2019Volume

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  7. It worked! Thanks so much!
    Btw, if you want to install MS2019, just follow these same steps and replace for .

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  8. I did it 2 times and it worked!!! At first tome didn’t woked because I was encoding the file into another type, so I did it again and it worked!!
    Make sure to check everything you do >< Btw, I was trying to get office without paying since 2020 because I don't have enough money to pay it (I'm a minor in their last year of school), but after doing a real search I found this page and I'm totally satisfied, TYSM Guang!! Great page and work

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    1. i dont think so.. because i am a developer too.. i have checked all the code that is being used… it should work

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    2. there is nothing sus about it, the xml file is just telling the deployment tool which apps to install and their language and version, the cmd file is just deploying them onto the computer

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  9. I did it correct on my old system and work just fine. I did it again on my new system and it worked fine, however, it’s saying that trial has expired and I have to sign up, which is weird because it didn’t do that before. Is there something I am missing or an update or something? Thank you

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  10. when i install office a pop up appears “office is installed on your computer’ but when i click start button there is no office installed.

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  11. Today I past all my day trying activate office 365 because my enterprise license was expired. I tried the script, I tried manual, I tried remove all licenses with ospp.vbs, I tried uninstall and install from Office Deployment Tool, and still with office blocked with that old license and not working any method.

    I could activate with the script in 3 seconds after run OLicenseCleanup.vbs ( https://download.microsoft.com/download/e/1/b/e1bbdc16-fad4-4aa2-a309-2ba3cae8d424/OLicenseCleanup.zip)

    That could be found here too:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/office/troubleshoot/activation/reset-office-365-proplus-activation-state#step-2-remove-cached-identities-in-hkcu-registry

    I hope that help someone…

    Thank you for the guides Guang 😉

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  12. Hey Team,
    I am glad to see mentioned steps to be completely legit but I am stuck at the last step where I need to run the .cmd file. When I’m doing that, it says “‘setup.exe’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    Press any key to continue . . .”
    If you understood the error then please revert and help me in this.
    Seeking for your help

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    1. @echo off
      cd /d %~dp0
      setup.exe /configure config.xml
      pause

      is the code or try renaming the setup *Setup.exe*

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  13. thank you so much for sharing this. I don’t know why but I don’t need to do the KMS steps, I just install office, and voila already activated. Thank you MSGuides.

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  14. I did install the office 365 and it all worked perfectly but, i cant activate it with kns it tells me that this partial key KHGM9 causes some trouble. Can you help me solve the problem??

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  15. i already have the office 365 installed but the trial period has over so iam in search of someone like you , should i uninstall my istalled software for installing office 365 from our site as its keep showing getting things ready, what do i do.

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