Office 2016 VL to Office 365

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  1. TabascoJoe

    TabascoJoe MDL Novice

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    I see a lot of article showing how to convert Retail to VL but none that show how or if you can convert an Office 2016 VL to Office 365.

    We are moving from volume licensing to having users use an Office 365 license for their local install. I am trying to find a method of conversion that does not involve uninstall the VL Office and running the C2R installer.


    I did try a method from another post where you run cleanospp.exe than run for /f "delims=" %i in ('dir /b /on *.xrm-ms') do (cscript //Nologo %windir%\System32\slmgr.vbs /ilc %i) , but after running Office still shows its a KMS version.
     
  2. lantern

    lantern MDL Member

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    you need uninstall default VL_KMS_Client key
     
  3. ratzlefatz

    ratzlefatz MDL FUBAR Recon Squad

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    #3 ratzlefatz, Jan 5, 2017
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    Conversion from "Volume/VLSC" (KMS VL) to "Retail" was the only possible solution. But "Office 365"
    is not the same as "Retail". And starting with the October Office update, this conversion is no longer
    working. I'm afraid you have to go the long way round.

    This is done by "cleanospp.exe" which is part of the Microsoft Office FixIt removal tool.
    If cleanospp.exe is started "as administrator", it removes all keys and *.xrm-ms license files.
    Code:
    cleanospp.exe /?
    Invalid OptionCleanO15SPP.exe [-PKey] [-Licenses]
    where:
            [-PKey] will uninstall all the keys.
            [-Licenses] will uninstall all the Licenses.
    By default all the keys and licenses will be uninstalled.
    
     
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  4. xeon21

    xeon21 MDL Novice

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    Kinda off-topic but how to update Office Plus 2016 Volume step by step, guide? Sadly, searched everywhere on the forum but there is nothing or my search skill is not competent enough for MDL, Sorry. :eek:
     
  5. TabascoJoe

    TabascoJoe MDL Novice

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    Is the bit difference between the VL version and the 365 version so great that is would not be a simple file swap and/or registry changes?
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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