Microsoft Office 2016 and the AUTO_ACTIVATE property

In Office 2013 is was possible to automatically activate it after install by using a property called AUTO_ACTIVATE in the Office Customization Tool (OCT) (to start the OCT, you just need to run the setup for the Office installation like this: 'setup.exe /admin' - you don't need to download the OCT).

It doesn't work in Office 2016.

I solved it by running the OCT and doing this instead:


If you want to know how the make the install completely automated, read on:

I modified these settings:










Save the .MSP file in the Office installation folder under \updates\. All .MSP files in this folder, is used during installation. If files exist in this folder, and you run setup.exe, the 'normal' Office installation will use the settings under \updates\ (the settings modified in the .MSP file created in OCT).

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  1. If we have both 32 BITS and 64 BITS pc i guess we need to put those 2 lines

    C:\Windows\System32\cscript.exe "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16\OSPP.VBS" /ACT

    C:\Windows\System32\cscript.exe "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16\OSPP.VBS" /ACT

    SvarSlet
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    1. Yes, you would need to do that. This example was made on a 64-bit Windows 10 with Office 2016, 32-bit version.

      Slet
  2. hi there, can this also apply when installing project and Visio?

    SvarSlet
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    1. Hi Alex,
      The OSPP.VBS is part of the Office installation and is used to activate Office. I'm not sure if it will work with Project and Visio, since Project and Visio are not an integrated part of the Office-installation. My guess is that it will not work.

      https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee624350.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

      Slet
  3. Hi Allan,

    I did test this, if you already have Office installed, then adding the command line will work with Project and Visio, but I'm unsure if this will work if Project or Visio are standalone installs without Office, one to test I think.

    SvarSlet
  4. The images are not displayed

    SvarSlet
  5. The images are not displayed

    SvarSlet
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    1. Hi carryout,
      If you are referring to the images above in the blog, then yes - they are displayed. It must be a local browser/network problem on your device. I just tested it. Everything works fine.

      Slet
  6. Can you please show the image where you insert the arguments? I'm trying to add these exactly settings but I can't get the same result as your image...

    SvarSlet
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    1. Hi José

      No problem. I've updated the image where I insert the text.

      Slet
  7. what is the path to the updates folder? I can't seem to find it in any folder

    SvarSlet
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    1. Hi,

      I'm not able to post pictures in my comments, but the 'updates' folder i located in the root of the installation-media, e.g. D:\updates\

      Slet
  8. Hi,

    Not sure how to add an attachment but, if you have a copy of the OSPP.VBS file from an Office 2016 installation, you can add it under "Add Files". Then this will work for Project/Visio 2016 (only tested Project so far).

    SvarSlet
  9. This procedure works also with MS Project. I tested it.

    SvarSlet

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