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Installing Viso 2016 and Project 2016 MSI w/ CTR?

Steel Contributor

I thought there was new options on how to enable installing Visio 2016 and Project 2016 MSI alongside Office CTR.


I cannot seem to find the article.


Is there a way to do this?


If we have the liceneses for the MSI versions of Visio and Project is there a CTR version that we could use that same license?




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There was an offer to get a matching C2R version, but it expired afaik. The "upgrade offer" page now redirects here:


They did relax the requirements, the latest supportability matrix is here:

Hi Eric, technically it is not supported to run an MSI and a C2R-based product from the same release (e.g. Office ProPlus (2016) C2R and Visio 2016 MSI) on the same box. But if your using a KMS server or ADBA for activating Visio/Project and you have a volume-license agreement in place, you can opt to run the C2R-based volume license releases of Visio/Project:


This enables you to run two different license flavors (volume-licensed Visio/Project and subscription-based Office) with one deployment technology (C2R) on the same box.

To add to the what's been said already, we went with @Martin Nothnagel approach during our Office 365 ProPlus rollout and it worked well. This allowed us to use our Volume Licensing with Click-to-run installing Project/Visio 2016 alongside Office 365 ProPlus Office 2016 version.


Here is an example xml setup for this configuration: 



    <Add OfficeClientEdition="32" Channel="Deferred">
        <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
            <Language ID="en-us"/>
        <Product ID="VisioProXVolume">
            <Language ID="en-us"/>
        <Product ID="ProjectProXVolume">
            <Language ID="en-us"/>
    <Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE"/>

Having to use a MAK setup wasn't ideal at first, having to meet the minimum amount of units but it worked fine in the end.