Update Office 365 via pdq
In my environment, I use pdq to upgrade applications on the workstations.
Office 365 is one of them.
I created a package to install o365 from scratch.
This one works.
But not to upgrade, I looked on the net, it seems that in the configuration file.xml, you have to add a parameter forceshutdownapp = True
But with no success on my side.
I haven't found a similar solution to my problem.
Are you in the same situation as me?
the only method I have is to uninstall and reinstall M365.
Do you have any ideas?
Thank you very much. Thank you very much.
you can run this command from PDQ to force Office 365 updates but it could be Run only "Run as Logged on User"
cd C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun\OfficeC2RClient.exe /update user updatepromptuser=true forceappshutdown=true displaylevel=true
How do you update Office 365 with PDQ? Don't, the office updater does it better.
While you could install a new version over the top, it takes longer than a regular update, you have to account for error conditions, you have to ensure office programs are closed or that the config closes them, etc...
So, if you configured it to get updates from the cdn, updates should come down automatically. If you configured it to get updates from a local source, just run the below occasionally, to update the source with whatever is specific in the config. The office updater will then pick up from the source.
If you find updates are not installing, take a look at the registry on the affected machines and look out for
As Loshniv mentioned you could force it (though it will still get blocked under some conditions like UpdateToVersion). But it's probably better to figure out why updates are not working.
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