Basic settings

Mode

ModeTip
Edit configCreate or modify XML config, can not start installation.
DownloadDownload Office installation files, can not start installation.
InstallInstall, uninstall or modify Office.
Create ISO filePackaging the Office installation files with Office Tool Plus.

The Office installation files contains Office, Visio and Project, provided by Microsoft.

Architecture

32-bit of Office is the default choice. Computers running 64-bit versions of Windows generally have more resources such as processing power and memory, than their 32-bit predecessors. Also, 64-bit applications can access more memory than 32-bit applications. Therefore, if your scenarios include large files and/or working with large data sets and your computer is running 64-bit version of Windows, 64-bit is the right choice when:

  • You’re working with large data sets, like enterprise-scale Excel workbooks with complex calculations, many pivot tables, data connections to external databases, Power Pivot, 3D Map, Power View, or Get & Transform. The 64-bit version of Microsoft 365 may perform better in these cases.
  • You’re working with extremely large pictures, videos, or animations in PowerPoint. The 64-bit version of Microsoft 365 may be better suited to handle these complex slide decks.
  • You’re working with files over 2 GB in Project, especially if the project has many sub-projects.
  • You’re developing in-house Microsoft 365 solutions like add-ins or document-level customization. Using the 64-bit version of Microsoft 365 lets you deliver a 64-bit version of those solutions as well as a 32-bit version.
  • You’re working with the Large Number data type in Access, and while this data type is supported by 32-bit Access, you may see unexpected results when executing code or expressions that use native 32-bit VBA libraries. 64-bit VBA provides the LongLong data type which fully supports large numbers.

For more information please refer to Choose between the 64-bit or 32-bit version of Officeopen in new window.

Tip

If you are using ARM64-based Windows, you can select ARM64 (64-bit compatible) for better performance and compatibility.

Update channel

In most cases, Current Channel is the default channel. The table below lists the differences between the channels:

Update ChannelChannel IDRelease frequencyFeature updates
Current ChannelCurrentAt least once a month, but on no set scheduleSame as release frequency
Semi-Annual Enterprise ChannelSemiAnnualOnce a month, on the second Tuesday of the monthTwice a year (in January and July)
Monthly Enterprise ChannelMonthlyEnterpriseOnce a month, on the second Tuesday of the monthSame as release frequency
Office 2019 Perpetual EnterprisePerpetualVL2019Once a month, on the second Tuesday of the monthNone
Office 2021 Perpetual EnterprisePerpetualVL2021Once a month, on the second Tuesday of the monthNone

The Perpetual Enterprise channel is a dedicated channel for Office 2019/2021 volume products.

All of the channels listed in the table are stable channels and can be used on a daily basis.

Each channel releases security updates (if needed) on the second Tuesday of each month, which is scheduled.

For more information please refer to Overview of update channels for Microsoft 365 Appsopen in new window.

Modules

Office Deployment Tool

Office Deployment Tool is an official Microsoft tool that provides complete support for deploying Office.

Office Tool Plus

Our module enables most of the features of the Office Deployment Tool. The following table lists the differences between them:

FunctionsOffice Deployment ToolOffice Tool Plus
Remove existing MSI versions of Office×
Install the same languages as the MSI version×
Use internal channels×
Install internal products×

We recommend prioritizing the use of the Office Deployment Tool, and should only choose Office Tool Plus if there are issues with the Office Deployment Tool that cannot be resolved, or if there are special needs.

Products

If you have a genuine Office license, install your own purchased version of Office.

If you want to use KMS or MAK to activate Office, install volume license products, such as Office 2019 Volume License or Office 2021 Volume License.

Not sure if you have a genuine Office license? Login your personal accountopen in new window or your enterprise accountopen in new window to check.

Office 365 Plan
Office 365 PlanProduct ID
Microsoft 365 Apps for enterpriseO365ProPlusRetail
Office 365 Enterprise E3O365ProPlusRetail
Office 365 Enterprise E4O365ProPlusRetail
Office 365 Enterprise E5O365ProPlusRetail
Office 365 MidsizeO365ProPlusRetail
Office 365 BusinessO365BusinessRetail
Office 365 Business PremiumO365BusinessRetail
Office Small Business PremiumO365SmallBusPremRetail
Microsoft 365 E3O365ProPlusRetail
Microsoft 365 E5O365ProPlusRetail
Microsoft 365 BusinessO365BusinessRetail

Applications

The application will display different items depending on the products you selected.

Groove stands for OneDrive for Business, Lync stands for Skype for Business. Some applications may require a reboot to complete the installation, such as Teams or OneDrive.

Bing is a extension for Chrome and Edge etc. For more information, visit Microsoft Search in Bing and Microsoft 365 Apps for enterpriseopen in new window.

When you select a product such as Visio or Project, it does not appear in the list of applications.

For more information about products and applications, you can view Office Products Informationopen in new window.

Languages

You can add one or more languages that you want. The first full type of language in the list determines the Shell UI culture, including shortcuts, right-click context menus, and tooltips. If you decide to change the Shell UI language after an initial installation, you have to reinstall Office.

If you do not add a language, Office will automatically match the system language, or fall back to the language specified in Advanced settings - Installation settings - Fallback language if the system language cannot be matched.

If you check Deploy proofing tools only, the language will be installed as proofing tools without display language.

Language types

TypeDescription
FullIncludes display language and proofing tools.
PartialIncludes display language for some Office applications and includes proofing tools.
Partial without proofing toolsIncludes display language for some Office applications but does not include proofing tools.
Proofing toolsOnly include spell checker.

Installation files

When you download Office from Office Tool Plus, Office Tool Plus will automatically detected the Office installation and displays it here.

Office installation

Tips

Office installation files should show version number and languages information in its entirety without errors. If the installation files does not contain language, or contains only proofing tool, the installation will still require an Internet connection, otherwise the installation will fail.

If you have local installations, you can click Select file and then specify any of the CAB files in the Office installation.

The Office ISO image should be mounted or extracted before selecting the CAB file contained within it.

If the installation shows an error, you should check and fix the problems before deploying.