Updating Office without opening it

Hi everyone

I wanted to share a tip if you wanted to update an office installation without the need to open it.

The gold is to prevent the activation trigger or the trial starting if it’s for an Office installation inside an OS deployment image in example. I know we can easily do; File > Office Account > Update Options > Update Now, but it’s not my goal for this post.

The command to use is;

"C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun\OfficeC2RClient.exe" /update user

If you need it to be silent;

"C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun\OfficeC2RClient.exe" /update user displaylevel=false forceappshutdown=true

You can change the same way the update channel;

“C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun\OfficeC2RClient.exe” /changesetting Channel=Current

and finally you can use psexec to send the command to a group of computer;

psexec @computers.txt -d -n 3 cmd /c “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun\OfficeC2RClient.exe” /update user updatepromptuser=false forceappshutdown=true displaylevel=false

Hope it help 🙂

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