Install/Update errors using the latest version of the Office Deployment Tool 16.0.7118.5775

Issue: After the recent release of the Office Deployment Tool version 16.0.7118.5775 users are seeing issues with installs/updates due to not having the V32.cab data file come down with the source files download. Errors seen are 30029.1011 and a few other issues all stemming from the missing v32.cab file. NOTE: Microsoft is aware of this…

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Users are being offered “Get the new Office” business bar to upgrade to 2016

Issue: If your organization has not taken steps to prevent the upgrade, users will start seeing the following business bar in their Office applications:   Resolution: If you would like to stop receiving this business bar and block upgrades, please take the following steps: Follow these steps to prevent the upgrade On the systems that…

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Rolling your Office 2013 ProPlus clients back to the March build due to Outlook and Skype for Business crashes

After you install the April 5, 2016, update for Outlook 2013 (KB3114941), you may experience random crashes of Microsoft Lync 2013 (Skype for Business) or Microsoft Outlook 2013, or both. This issue is outlined in detail here. The workaround is to roll your 2013 ProPlus users back to the March build – here are the…

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Changes to monthly Public Updates schedule for MSI-based updates

Starting April, 2016, MSI-based non-security updates will be released on the first Tuesday of each month and MSI-based security updates will be released (as usual) on the second Tuesday of each month. For more details, please see the following blog post: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/office_sustained_engineering/2016/03/28/upcoming-change-to-the-release-schedule-for-non-security-updates/  

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Deploying Office 2016, 2013 or 2010 using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

This blog was submitted by Jeremy Chapman, director on the Office team Many organizations use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) to deploy Windows with Office to new computers or when re-imaging computers. You can use the tools to deploy just applications, or as part of an operating system + application deployment. If you’ve been deploying…

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Lync 2013 Shortcut Icon doesn’t change to Skype for Business after updating Lync to Skype for Business.

Issue: When customers install Office Professional Plus 2013 MSI or Lync 2013 MSI standalone and use the Office Customization Tool (OCT) to change the default Start Menu Shortcut path, after installing the April 2015 update for Office which transforms Lync 2013 to Skype for Business 2013, the shortcut for Skype for Business will remain as…

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Supported scenarios when installing multiple Office Products

We always recommend only having one version of Office on a machine and we recommend you use our most current versions. Having said that, there are times that due to adoption, testing, budget or migration strategies, it becomes necessary to have multiple versions of Office on a machine. There are certain combinations that are supported…

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How do I stay on Office ProPlus 2013?

For Enterprise Customers using Office 365 ProPlus, users will be migrated to the latest version in February of 2016. If you want your users to stay on Office 2013 and continue to receive 2013 security updates, you can delay their migration to Office 2016 ProPlus. Your users will continue to receive security updates for Office 2013…

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Office 365 ProPlus (2016) Couldn't Install error 30029-1007 (0) when trying to install using the Office Deployment Tool (ODT)

Background When you attempt to install Office 365 ProPlus from a local folder using the Office Deployment Tool (ODT) you get the following message: More Information This occurs when you have a relative path specified in the SourcePath the configuration.xml.  For example, your configuration.xml looks as follows: <Configuration><Add SourcePath=".\Office2016" OfficeClientEdition="32" >  <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">      <Language ID="en-us" />    </Product>  </Add>  </Configuration> Workaround To workaround…

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Office 365 ProPlus (2016) Couldn't Install error 30015-1007 (123) when trying to download using the Office Deployment Tool (ODT)

Background When you attempt to download the Office 365 ProPlus from the Microsoft content delivery network (CDN) using the Office Deployment Tool (ODT) you get the following message: More Information This occurs when you leave the SourcePath blank in the configuration.xml.  For example, your configuration.xml looks as follows: <Configuration><Add SourcePath=" " OfficeClientEdition="32" >  <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">     …

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