Using Office Deployment Tool to install Office 365/2016/2013 (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 (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 2016/365Deployment 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 homepagethere 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.

  <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" />
  <Display Level="Full" AcceptEULA="TRUE" />

create a new text document

Before starting, let me explain.

Value Description
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 this text file as a config file with xml extensionset the file name is "config.xml"here are all the files we need to install office

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

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

Then save it as a batch file with .cmd extension (eg install.cmd).
save this text file as a installation fileset the file name is "install.cmd"

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.
run this setup file as administrator

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

Right now, the installation process starts.

please wait a few minutes while the installation process is goin on

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

your office has been installed successfully

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

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

  1. chaitanya

    ‘setup.exe’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    Above is the error im getting on my screen.. please help me here,,

  2. plshelpmicrosoft

    i couldnt install the office on my laptop because it says that its either i dont have enough space on my hard drive or my internet connection isnt working but i have wifi and it IS working and i still have space on my hard drive, what should i do?

  3. Kumar

    go to
    Save the commands in a text file and save as activator.cmd
    Run this file as an administrator and viola the product will be activated.

  4. Kumar

    Once office 365 has been installed, it says click start to view your apps. However, I do not find any Start option available. Moreover, when I ran the activator, the activation was successful.
    Where do I find the installed application and how do I use it.
    Thanks for the help till now.

  5. selma

    my extracted filles do not contain the EULA file, and its taking forever to install, almost two days now have passed yet there is no progress

    1. TB Alexander

      Make sure you have a decent Internet connection and your PC does’t download anything else while installing office. Stopped all my downloads and it going way faster!

  6. Anonymous

    Hi, when I open the KMS activation for 365 version, having installed it, it says me that the version is incorrect. What can I do?

  7. Juan Andres

    Hello. I want to install office 365 and followed the steps accordingly. But can I activate the product with a KMS license key? It appears that on the link you gave for activating the product with KMS keys, there were no videos for Office 365. Can you please help me?

  8. Arshad Hamid

    I’ve tried to install Office 2019, and then Office 2016. After following all the instructions, it always ends up with the following message:

    “Sorry! Your version is not supported.”

    What I might be doing wrong?

  9. pogy

    thanks a lot ! Be careful people, you have to change the lanugage as explained in the first text file before making it a config file, if you don t want it japanese.

    Just on step 4, if you just said “into a new document file” instead of “into the new” it would be even just a bit clearer 🙂

  10. pogy

    thanks a lot ! Be careful people, you have to change the lanugage as explained in the first text file before making it a config file, if you don t want it japanese.

    Just on step 4, if you just said “into a new document file” instead of “into the new” it would be even just a bit clearer 🙂

  11. ivanovic

    Thank you bro, it worked to me, I have tried Office Professional plus 2019, who wants, just put in Product ID ProPlus2019Volume and the channel put PerpetualVL2019 but I did not to do that so I no recomend, and follow the instalation rules, Thank you to gangue for his shiny mind 🙂

    1. anonymous

      You change ja-jp to any other language code:
      Language Culture (ll-cc) Companion proofing languages
      Afrikaans af-za
      Albanian sq-al
      Arabic ar-sa Arabic, English, French
      Armenian hy-am
      Assamese as-in
      Azerbaijani (Latin) az-Latn-az
      Bangla (Bangladesh) bn-bd
      Bangla (Bengali India) bn-in
      Basque (Basque) eu-es
      Bosnian (Latin) bs-latn-ba
      Bulgarian bg-bg Bulgarian, English, German, Russian
      Catalan ca-es
      Catalan (Valencia) ca-es-valencia
      Chinese (Simplified) zh-cn Chinese (Simplified), English
      Chinese (Traditional) zh-tw Chinese (Traditional), English
      Croatian hr-hr Croatian, English, German, Serbian, Italian
      Czech cs-cz Czech, English, German, Slovak
      Danish da-dk Danish, English, German, Swedish
      Dutch nl-nl Dutch, English, French, German
      English en-us English, French, Spanish
      Estonian et-ee Estonian, English, German, Russian, Finnish,
      Finnish fi-fi Finnish, English, Swedish, German, Russian
      French fr-fr French, English, German, Dutch, Arabic, Spanish
      Galician gl-es
      Georgian ka-ge
      German de-de German, English, French, Italian
      Greek el-gr Greek, English, French, German
      Gujarati gu-in
      Hausa ha-Latn-ng
      Hebrew he-il Hebrew, English, French, Arabic, Russian
      Hindi hi-in Hindi, English, Tamil, Telegu, Marathi, Kannada, Guajarati, Punjabi, Urdu
      Hungarian hu-hu Hungarian, English, German
      Icelandic is-is
      Igbo ig-ng
      Indonesian id-id Indonesian, English
      Irish ga-ie
      isiXhosa xh-za
      isiZulu zu-za
      Italian it-it Italian, English, French, German
      Japanese ja-jp Japanese, English
      Kannada kn-in
      Kazakh kk-kz Kazakh, English, Russian
      Kinyarwanda rw-rw
      KiSwahili sw-ke
      Konkani kok-in
      Korean ko-kr Korean, English
      Kyrgyz ky-kg
      Latvian lv-lv Latvian, English, German, Russian
      Lithuanian lt-lt Lithuanian, English, German, Russian, Polish
      Luxembourgish lb-lu
      Macedonian (FYRO Macedonia ) mk-mk
      Malay (Latin) ms-my Malay, English, Chinese (Simplified)
      Malayalam ml-in
      Maltese mt-mt
      Maori mi-nz
      Marathi mr-in
      Nepali ne-np
      Norwegian Bokmål nb-no Norwegian (Bk), English, German, Norwegian (Ny)
      Norwegian Nynorsk nn-no Norwegian (Bk), English, German, Norwegian (Ny)
      Odia or-in
      Pashto ps-af
      Persian (Farsi) fa-ir
      Polish pl-pl Polish, English, German
      Portuguese (Portugal) pt-pt Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
      Portuguese (Brazil) pt-br Brazilian, English, Spanish
      Punjabi (Gurmukhi) pa-in
      Romanian ro-ro Romanian, English, French
      Romansh rm-ch
      Russian ru-ru Russian, English, Ukrainian, German
      Scottish Gaelic gd-gb
      Serbian (Cyrillic, Serbia) sr-cyrl-rs
      Serbian (Latin, Serbia) sr-latn-rs Serbian (Latin), English, German, French, Croatian
      Serbian (Cyrillic, Bosnia & Herzegovina) sr-cyrl-ba
      Sesotho sa Leboa nso-za
      Setswana tn-za
      Sinhala si-lk
      Slovak sk-sk Slovak, English, Czech, Hungarian, German
      Slovenian sl-si Slovenian, English, German, Italian, Croatian
      Spanish es-es Spanish, English, French, Basque (Basque), Catalan, Galician, Brazilian
      Swedish sv-se Swedish, English, Finnish, German
      Tamil ta-in
      Tatar (Cyrillic) tt-ru
      Telugu te-in
      Thai th-th Thai, English, French
      Turkish tr-tr Turkish, English, French, German
      Ukrainian uk-ua Ukrainian, English, Russian, German
      Urdu ur-pk
      Uzbek (Latin) uz-Latn-uz
      Vietnamese vi-vn Vietnamese, English, French
      Welsh cy-gb
      Wolof wo-sn
      Yoruba yo-ng