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During a session at Microsoft Ignite, I heard a presenter mention that running MSI-installed versions Office products such as Visio and Project was not compatible with the “Click-to-Run” deployment of Office 365 ProPlus.
This was something I sort of stored in the memory banks with the intention of researching. One thing I did know was that I was running that exact configuration, MSI-installed versions of Visio and Project and Office 365 ProPlus. It had me wondering what the issues were at what exactly didn’t work.
While Microsoft Ignite was close to three months ago, I still have a laundry list of items that I’m following up on or sessions that I still plan to watch. The above issue wasn’t really a priority on my research list, until now…
Recently I uninstalled Office 365 ProPlus (from my corporate laptop) and when I went to reinstall it, I was greeted with the error below:
The “additional help” link goes to a KB article referencing the incompatibility: “Side-by-side installations of MSI and Click-to-Run versions of Office 2013 are not supported”
Given that this same installation previously worked, it looks like something has changed and the installation logic now includes a check that stops you from deploying the unsupported configuration.
Something to be aware of when looking to deploy ProPlus in an organization that may have other products such as Visio and Project in use.
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