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.

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

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:
    Drücken Sie eine beliebige Taste . . .

    Do you have any clue why it dosent work?

    Thanks you very much indeed


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