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

Posted by in Microsoft Software Products | Last updated on

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

Using Office Deployment Tool to install Office 365/2016/2013 (Multilanguage)
  • 4.80 / 5 5
261 votes, 4.80 avg. rating (95% score)

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!

For faster support, please visit here for troubleshooting.
Need more help? Please email me at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

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

  1. Joy M

    Amazing job bro 🙂 finally found something real lol, i uninstalled the version that came with my windows 10, the office files were located in windowsapp i had problems activating the key. So i installed the 2019 version from here and activated it 🙂 You are good thanks.

  2. Geetha


    I have installed the ms office 2016 & forgot to change the language to English. now it’s displayed in Japanese. Please inform how to set the language to English

  3. JacY

    The cmd keep showing “Sorry! Your version is not supported. Please try installing the latest version here:” although I’ve tried several times uninstall my office and reinstall the latest office version at the website link stated above.

  4. John

    The default language is Japanese I guess, I have activated but I am unable to change it back to English. Please tell me how do I do it

  5. Giuseppe

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

    that is what i get after run the install.cmd

    1. dung

      You need to wait for it, It’s take a while because the setup must wait to load everything before it starting download Office.

  6. mario

    Buen Dia


    realice los pasos pero me sale el bloc de nota normal aunque lo aya guardada en mi escritorio no me aperece como para configurar

  7. gocily

    can anyone help me please.
    “Were sorry, we had a problem installing your Office program”
    Error Code: 0-1008 (0)

    Internet connection is ok and there are enough memory on the main drive

  8. Shay

    Im having an error that said:

    Couldnt install
    “Were sorry, we had a problem installing your Office program”
    Error Code:30088-1021 (0)

    Internet connection is ok and there are enough memory on the main drive

    1. dung

      This probably can take a while, it will stop stuck at 2% as soon a few minutes, if its stuck at 2% more than 1 Hour then End Task those: setup.exe, OfficeClickToRun.exe and OfficeC2RClient.exe using Task Manager, and then try to install it again.

    1. Om Kadam

      try to check network stats in resource monitor

      search for resource monitor

      and click on monitor tab

      if u see svchost.exe (Networkservice-p) is running
      if it is then its still downloading

  9. emmykay

    it didn’t work and it changed the language to chinese or japan .i dont know which one. how do i change it back to english

  10. Erika

    After saving it as install.cmd..then it is not running,neither as administrator or normally.
    It is showing,”setup.exe is not recognized as an external or internal command,operable program or batch file.”

  11. nar

    Thank you. Had a good time converting Japanese to english. finally it did worked. LOL. but corrected my mistake by changing to english.


  12. Oscar

    Hello!, I’ve started the installation today, but I don’t know if this is really running, ’cause it’s been like 7 hours and this is not even in the half. Is this normal? what’s happening? I did every step like it is, thanks for response!

  13. Mark

    “We can’t install
    The following product(s) can’t be installed at the same time: ProfessionalRetail”
    What’s next?

  14. Jojo

    It prompts “This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.”

    I’ve turned off my Windows Defender at this time already.
    Please kindly help me. Thanks!

  15. oldwarrior

    make sure to change the encoding to ANSI when saving the text docs. If you don’t you will run into error problem. Once I did that, it worked. Thank you btw 🙂

  16. Sergio

    Getting message:
    “Something went wrong
    Sorry, we ran into a problem.
    Go online for additional help.
    Error Code: 30088-39”

    1. Sergio

      Sorry, my mistake. I typed “gr-el” for the language command instead of “el-gr”.
      Installation begun succesfully, I will let you know about the results.

        1. Oscar

          how long the installation lasted bro?
          Mine is taking too much time, like 7 hours and isn’t even in the half, I don’t know if is normal, but if so let me know please, Thanks!