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 2016/365 | Deployment 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 homepage
Extract office deployment tool you downloaded from Microsoft homepage
There are three files in this folder
There 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
Create a new text document

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=”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 config file
Save config file
Set name of config file
Set name of config file

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 batch script
Save batch script
Set name of batch script
Set name of batch script

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.

Execute batch script in admin mode
Execute batch script in admin mode

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

Right now, the installation process starts.

Office installation progress
Office installation progress

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

Office is installed successfully
Office is 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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530 thoughts on “Using Office Deployment Tool to install Office 365/2016/2013 (Multilanguage)

  1. Mav

    I changed everthing 64, en-us extracted with winrar put 0365 on everything still came out office 2016. Hmmm new one there. must have been there server reconizing it or my email got taged as that…Cool experiance though thanks….

  2. Mohamed Saad

    I did it as it, and it activated it as 2016, so no new updates will come, how can i return it back to 365?
    Regards and thanks.

  3. niharika

    I followed the same process but software is in some other language its not in english i dont how to hange language please help me

  4. Stephen D**g

    Hi it says I cannot install Office when I follow all your steps until the part where you run as administrator.

  5. Hogwarts

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

    1. peachy

      hi,, to answer the question you should do step 3 as config.xml and 4 as install.cmd and then run the install.cmd as administrator then tap yes and wait for it

  6. Yash Tewari

    Sir could you contact me and walk me through the procedures. I followed all your steps, but it still fails. I tried it 6 times now and will try it a seventh time too.

  7. Loure

    I have followed the instructions, i was able to run the install.cmd. Office showed “processing…” then it was gone. I can’t seem to find any office products anywhere.

  8. pikahsu

    Anyone else getting:

    Couldn’t Install
    We’re Sorry , We had a problem installing your Office programs?

    Error Code: 0-1008 (0)

  9. kiddo

    i could do all the steps till “run as administrator”
    after that I’m getting this as a prompt.
    I’m new to computers and all so please help
    ‘setup.exe’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    Press any key to continue . . .’

    1. Rosy

      this happened to me due to the language code not being correct after this was edited it worked fine.
      Make sure in the first file you create that all the codes are legit, then it should work for you too

  10. rt


    Few months ago I installed E5 version of office 365 from this article’s help however it was discontinued in my country so it switched back to 2016.

    I uninstalled the office and now i am trying to reinstall the “Office 365 Business Premium” from the same method but it still installs office 2016 pro plus. I am following every instruction that you have mentioned and have tried to install Office 365 multiple times since using the deployment tool but it still installs Office professional plus 2016.