Prevent users from installing Office 365 Clients

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Is there a way I can I prevent an user to install Office clients from Office 365 portal?

All users will have a license (Office Bussiness Premium) wich allows to install office, but I would need, as Admin, to manage those installs (an Admin must allow an install)


Thanks :)

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best response confirmed by Francisco Gomez-Caldito (New Contributor)


If i am not mistaking this can be configured through the portal.

Have you tried logging in to the office 365 Admin Center - go to Settings and Click Services and Addins. When you click on Office Software and download settings, you can specify this

That's just the download though, you cannot really stop them from installing it on a unmanaged PC, if they get their hands on the installer (from another tenant for example). But you shouldnt really care that much, with the 5+ activations we are given per user :)