Apr 25 2017
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Apr 04 2022
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?
Apr 25 2017 11:31 PM
There was an offer to get a matching C2R version, but it expired afaik. The "upgrade offer" page now redirects here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Error-Stop-you-should-wait-to-install-Office-2016-We-ll-hav...
They did relax the requirements, the latest supportability matrix is here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt712177(v=office.16).aspx
May 01 2017 01:03 PM
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: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt703272.aspx
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.
May 01 2017 02:15 PM - edited May 01 2017 02:30 PM
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:
<Configuration> <Add OfficeClientEdition="32" Channel="Deferred"> <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"> <Language ID="en-us"/> </Product> <Product ID="VisioProXVolume"> <Language ID="en-us"/> </Product> <Product ID="ProjectProXVolume"> <Language ID="en-us"/> </Product> </Add> <Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE"/> </Configuration>
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.