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

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

    1. kWong


      All standalone Office Program won’t success in KMS Activation with older standalone Office Program in the same PC.

  1. Hajmi

    Hi, does it need a long time to Install it? I hope it will work using KMS method, because I’ve tried to activate my older Office (which is I already installed before) and always failed.
    Any suggestions?

    1. kWong

      KMS activation method success must run with admin right online.

      Fail can keep on activate until success.

      Installation take around 10 minutes, depend on your PC Processor and Ram etc.

      If you want to install new office, must remove the old one first before activation.

  2. Avib786

    By using your guidance/tools, i am able to install and activate office and other applications.
    Thank you its a great help!! keep it up

    1. kWong

      Here only provide KMS method to activation Windows system and office program for free.

      Retail system go to Microsoft to buy.

    1. Always Smile Post author

      Thank you for your comment, Tsahi. I have intended to introduce this site before but it was delayed at that time because Office 2013 is not supported. Perhaps I will consider editing the post in the coming days.

  3. Ace

    I followed all of the steps but it is still asking for a product key. It installed swiftly, I opened Word and it is asking me for a product key.

    1. kWong

      This only happen you have more than one copy of Office program in your pc.

      Only the not activate Word Program will pop up .

      Control panel, uninstall the other Office program you don’t need anymore.



  4. Amine


    i’m installin office 365, and when i use the batch file it shows successefuly instaled for the licence but it shows thta i’m using office 2016, and the user interface change from the one of 365 to the older one of office 2016 or 2019 , is it normal or is there any sollution to get back the newer interface ?


    1. kWong

      Office 365 in the market very long time, then Office 2016 and office 2019 come in the market .

      If you use Office 365 batch file to activate, it will become Office 365 base office 2016 or office 2019 (with Windows 10), With Windows 10 , it still can keep on ungrade to future Office version.