Using Office Deployment Tool to install Office 2016 (Multilanguage)

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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 2016 (there is a option which allows change language).
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.
Step 2: Extract this file. You will be left with 3 files (configuration.xml, EULA and setup.exe).

Step 3: Right-click on the configuration.xml file, select Edit.

Then replace all its content with the following code.



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=”ProfessionalRetail”Downloads and installs Office Pro Retail. 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.

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

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

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

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

Step 5: Right-click on this batch file and run it as administrator.

Right now, the installation process starts.

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



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4 thoughts on “Using Office Deployment Tool to install Office 2016 (Multilanguage)

  1. Marcel

    Hi Guang,

    really nice explanation and thanks for your effort and sharing for the community. As I read your post about to install an office 2016 version in other languages as in english, I tried this one.

    I did everythink like you descriped but the activation itself didnt went through.

    I used your code above and set the code for german package 64 bit. Have Win 10 home 64 bit version.
    When I run the batch file (the code from your other post) I ve get the following:

    ============================================================================
    #Project: Activating Microsoft software products for FREE without software
    ============================================================================
    #Supported products:
    – Microsoft Office Standard 2016
    – Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016
    ============================================================================
    Activating your Office…
    ============================================================================
    The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one…
    Please wait…
    ============================================================================
    The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one…
    Please wait…
    ============================================================================
    The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one…
    Please wait…
    ============================================================================
    Sorry! Your version is not supported.
    Please try installing the latest version here: bit.ly/getmsps
    Drücken Sie eine beliebige Taste . . .

    Do you have any clue why it dosent work?

    Thanks you very much indeed
    greetings
    Marcel

    Reply

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