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.

<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

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 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
pause

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

  1. Seyhan

    Hi,
    Thank you for the Office 2019.
    I couldnt alter the English language this office. And also I couldnt connet to KMS server. I treid 2 ways. (Admin and other ways)
    Could you please help me?

    Reply
  2. Atilla

    Hi,
    i tried it on my laptop and it worked perfectly fine. But when i tried it on my desktop, i keep getting “your version is not supported” error even though i followed the steps above correctly. Can you help please

    Reply
  3. KEN

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    Reply
    1. guloi

      before downloading czange in config file language. thats it.I just downloaded polisch and englisch wersion on 2 computers and its working fine

      Reply
  4. Dean

    The 2016 deployment runs smooth as silk. The 2013 (which I really need) does not work. I get these messages when I try to activate it.

    The Software Licensing Service reported that the license is not installed.
    Sorry! Your version is not supported.

    Another difference is 2013 downloads in the background while 2016 has a splash screen during install.

    Any ideas why one works while the other does not?

    Reply
    1. chris

      I was having trouble with it, but I solved it!
      If you guys have problem like me, you may try this method.
      I moved the folder with files from download folder from background, and it worked!

      Reply
  5. Rapolas Norkus

    hi,

    I changed my language in the config folder but its still japanese. Do i have to activate something or do i have to launch the install again?

    Reply
  6. Naufal

    i has been downloading this, but when a half way, i cancel it, now i cant install again cuz the other version that i cancel is still procesing to install, but where i can delete the current version?

    Reply
  7. Anonymous

    This actually works 100% and there is 0 possibility of viruses since you don’t install any shady software.
    U activate office through pure coding awesomeness.

    What a legend.

    Reply
  8. Alan Chu

    Hi,

    I have downloaded and activated Office 2019. Thanks, it works.
    Can you show me how to download Office 2016 and Office 2013.
    I there any link that I can download it.

    Thanks,
    Alan Chu

    Reply
  9. Santi

    Very great job. I installed it in Spanish and then activated it with your script.
    It works perfectly
    Thenk you very much

    Reply
  10. John Anton S. Abug

    Hi cmd doesnt work it stays as blank, and pops up a windows saying it doesnt work because my computer has restricted it, something in the words like that, its installing the office though should i use the KMS method?

    Reply
  11. Outie

    keep getting a eror message:

    Couldn’t Install
    We’re sorry, we had a problem installing your Office program(s).

    Is your internet connection working? Do you have enough free space on your hard drive?

    Please try installing again after you’ve checked the above.

    Go online for additional help.
    Error Code: 30088-1021(0)

    Reply
  12. xbjdbjscnkajsbvj

    hey it doesnt work, it says that sorry we had a problem installing your office programs, i’ve done it twice already. what seems to be the problem? what should I do?

    Reply
  13. Mveliso

    I have just installed Office but its useless now because I don’t understand the language that is being used there, how can I change the language to English?

    Reply
  14. Mandy

    Did everything still it does not work.
    Tried uninstalling and installing, still cannot get through.
    I have started seeing thing fishy here…

    Reply
  15. Justin

    I have done this before and it worked but this time it isnt working… I have followed all of the steps and installed the 2013 version. I run the file as Admin and still get the response: “Sorry! Your version is not supported.
    Please try installing the latest version here: bit.ly/odt2k16” which takes me right back to the page I have been using all along.

    Please help

    Reply
    1. Faisal

      Hi,
      I had the same problem, After extracting the downloaded zip file, inside that we have a setup file which will ask for run and Extract All, I selected extract all, then when i click the setup, it works.

      Regards,
      Faisal

      Reply
    2. Arjun

      Download deployment software from the 2k16 link
      Extract the file . Make sure all config and install files mantioned on that page are copied on to the extraxted folder.
      Only then will it function

      Reply
  16. Maria

    it wont work… it keeps on telling me this…
    ‘setup.exe’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    Press any key to continue . . .

    i have tried it a couple of times.. What should i do?

    Reply
    1. Ester

      Ok I fixed it. For those who want to change the lenguage, but they have already installed it, uninstall the microsoft package, go to step 3, and there change the lenguage where it says “jp-jp”, and follow the next steps.

      Reply
  17. Manta

    It works! First, I just double-click the 1click.cmd, it said doesn’t support. Then I run as administrator, it worked. Thanks!

    Reply
  18. Morpheus

    Thanks senpai it worked in 2 min
    For the people who want to install in their language or like me just english at step 3 just change to

    Reply
    1. Even

      Firstly, which of the Portuguese languages do you speak/want? Brazilian Portuguese or traditional Portuguese?
      For Brazilian Portuguese the Language ID is “pt-br” and for traditional Portuguese it’s “pt-pt”
      When making the config file after copying the text above, change the Language ID detail from “ja-jp” to “pt-pt” or “pt-br” depending on which language you desire.

      Reply
  19. You're Welcome

    To install, rename the configuration file “configuration.xml” and run the cmd file, it should install fine.

    Reply
  20. Jane

    The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one…
    Please wait…

    It doesn’t work…why?

    Reply
  21. aash

    i done all procedure but its pops as
    we are Sorry,we had a problem installing your office………..
    ………..
    ……..
    error code:0-1008(0)

    Reply
  22. Louieeeee

    good day! it stuck up in loading in the same image at STEP 6. been sitting for like 30 mins and waiting to finished but it’s not processing. what to doooo?

    Reply
  23. Abbey

    Hi, I am getting an error message about operation canceled due restrictions in my computer.
    What does it mean?

    Reply
  24. Alia

    Hi Guang, whn i run it..
    ============================================================================
    #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…
    ============================================================================

    ============================================================================

    but then, when i open my Word 2016…it keep appearing that i need to choose wther to buy to active or..
    but. my product activated
    what happen ?

    Reply
  25. NoeXWolf

    Hello,

    When I execute the install.cmd, it say me that start.exe is not reconized like a command

    Can you help me please ?

    Reply
  26. Sfkylym

    I have uninstalled office on my computer and followed the procedures. However, the result was not the same as I expected. From the start, as I extract the deployment tool, no EULA file was extracted. However, I still proceeded and followed the rest of the instructions. Then, when I run the install.cmd it showed this kind of message:
    Office Deployment Tool

    SETUP [mode] [path]

    SETUP /download [path to configuration file]
    SETUP /configure [path to configuration file]
    SETUP /packager [path to configuration file] [output path]
    SETUP /customize [path to configuration file]
    SETUP /help

    /download Downloads files to create an Office installation source
    /configure Adds, removes, or configures an Office installation
    /packager Produces an Office App-V package from an Office installation source
    /customize Applies settings for Office applications
    /help Displays this message

    Please help me with my problem.

    Reply
  27. AA

    Hi Guys,

    EULA File is missing from the download link of STEP1 !!! Where can I get it ? I am able to see only the configuration.xml and the setup.exe from the STEP1 link. In STEP2 I am not able to see any link. .. Hence after changing the config and running the program is not running. Can anyone assist please?

    Thanks,

    Reply
  28. Harley

    Did everything as my laptop is 64 bit and changed it like the steps show, and did the same thing as my language is English. Though when I try to open install.cmd file and right click to run as admin, the command script pop up then goes away.. is there something wrong I’m doing?(it seems like its the code and it opened in microsoft word for part 1)

    Reply
    1. Subvers10n

      Get rid of all the configuration code in install.cmd and only include the 4 lines that start with @echo off at the beginning of step 4. That was my problem at least.

      Reply
  29. chacal

    ACTIVATION PROBLEM SOLVED (if you are having the error below):

    #Supported products:
    – Microsoft Office Standard 2016
    – Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016
    ============================================================================
    Activating your Office…
    ============================================================================
    Sorry! Your version is not supported.
    Please try installing the latest version here: bit.ly/getmsps

    The method of installation will install MICROSOFT OFFICE PROFESSIONAL 2016, and not “PROFESSIONAL PLUS 2016” in your pc. Then, when you try activate it, will not work because this crack only support PROFESSIONAL PLUS 2016 version.

    To solve this is simple:

    1- Uninstall office
    2 – In , change to
    3 – Do all the steps again.

    It worked for me.

    Reply
  30. chacal

    Same problem, but i discovered the problem. In account, my installed office is : MICROSOFT OFFICE PROFESSIONAL 2016, and not “PROFESSIONAL PLUS 2016” the one that the activator works. Anyone can help me?

    #Supported products:
    – Microsoft Office Standard 2016
    – Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016
    ============================================================================
    Activating your Office…
    ============================================================================
    Sorry! Your version is not supported.
    Please try installing the latest version here: bit.ly/getmsps

    Reply
    1. tapabrata manna

      delete previous activation key using cmd and then again run.
      watch a video on deleting activation key in youtube.

      Reply
  31. steven

    i mistakenly downloaded it in jp when i later discover i deleted it and i remove all those files because i wanted publisher, access and other Microsoft apps on it and i removed it but i later run it again but its still displaying the installation process in jp..please can you help ,me with the en-us installation code with publisher,access and other Microsoft apps..please its urgent because i need them for my studies most especially my project.. and library research..thank you

    Reply
  32. Florin

    Hi!
    Will you please tell me where is the kit downloaded along this process!
    I have searcehd in all the temp folder that i know of and i did not found any trace of it.
    I just would like to save it, just in case…!
    Thanks!

    Reply
  33. LION

    It’s nice and working completely nw!

    I hv a question.
    Can I get the ISO Image file with this methos to install it to machines on closed network.
    Thanks!

    Reply
  34. Victor

    Use this code to install the latest compilation of Office Professional Plus 2016 with automatic updates, and it works perfectly with your KMS activation tool. Don’t forget to replace your language and customize which packages you don’t want.

    Reply
  35. Esther

    Hello Chuang,

    I’m wondering if the enumberation in de codelist must stay or removed after the copy/paste? The installing has not been a succes yet for me either.

    Can you help me out please?

    Reply
  36. name

    ‘setup.exe’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    Press any key to continue . . .

    is what i am getting after i run install.cmd as an administrator even though i have all the files in the same folder

    Reply
    1. Frank

      I can’t understand
      I have the install.cmd, EULA, setup.exe & configuration.xml file in the same folder.
      Here’s the feedback
      out
      C: \ WINDOWS \ system32> CD ~ dp ©
      The system cannot find the path specified.
      C: \ WINDOWS \ system32> setup.exe / configure configuration.xml The setup.exe command is either misspelled or could not be found.
      C: \ WINDOWS \ system32> Pause
      Press any key . , ,

      Reply
  37. 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
    1. hWnd

      Also 1.) brauchst du damit die Andere Aktivierung geht eine “VL” Version! (cscript OSPP.VBS)
      2.) Die Methode die geht, wäre Office Deployment Tool Entpacken, Config anpassen… Dann eine .cmd datei erstellen und Installieren…. Danach die (@echo off) Methode Und es geht.

      Reply
    1. Stam

      Bonjour Marc,
      Comment l’avez-vous installé en Français svp?? Je viens de faire la manip indiquée et j’ai une version chinoise. Il me semble que j’ai raté quelque chose.
      De l’aide svp!
      Merci d’avance!
      Cordialement,

      Reply
      1. Camilo

        Hi, from what I understood, you want to install it in french, right? You need to replace the part where it says “ja-jp” with ”fr-fr”, that’s all! Then you follow all the other steps and it should be in french! Hope I helped.

        Reply