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 the contents of this file. You will be left with 3 files (configuration.xml, EULA and setup.exe).

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: Right-click on the configuration.xml file, select Edit.

Then replace all its content with the following code.

  <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" />

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 ProPlus 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.

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

Right now, the installation process starts.

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

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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46 thoughts on “Using Office Deployment Tool to install Office 2016 (Multilanguage)

  1. 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.

  2. 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?


  3. 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)

  4. 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:

    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.

  5. 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:

    1. tapabrata manna

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

  6. 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

  7. Florin

    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…!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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?

  11. 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

    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
      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 . , ,

  12. 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

    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.

    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!


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