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    7000001 Changing Microsoft 365 click to run to slower patching channel

    By Susan Bradley

    Rev 1.0 December 7, 2021

    Note this is not for Office Home and Student or any of the perpetual versions. It’s only for the Microsoft 365 subscription versions.

    Close your Office programs

    Open a command prompt

    Type in cd C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun

    Hit enter

    Type in OfficeC2RClient.exe /changesetting Channel=SemiAnnual

    Hit enter

    Type in OfficeC2RClient.exe /update user

    A window will open indicating that the Office program is reinstalling

    Be patient. This step takes time.

    When complete, it will indicate it’s done.

    Open any Office program, click account

    In the About section, review that you’ve changed to the slower updating version

    If you’d like to do it firm wide in the Microsoft 365 console, log in as an administrator

    https://admin.microsoft.com/Adminportal/Home?source=applauncher#/Settings/Services/:/Settings/L1/SoftwareDownload

    From that link choose the semi-enterprise channels.

    Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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    • #2406001

      I followed your instructions for Changing Microsoft 365 click to run to slower patching channel. In the About Word it says the following:

      Learn more about Word, Support, Product ID, and Copyright information.
      Version 2111 (Build 14701.20226 Click-to-Run) Current Channel

      I am assuming this means that I have changed to a slower update version……….is that true?

       

      • #2406014

        No. Current Channel is the default which gets several updates each month:

        Overview of update channels for Microsoft 365 Apps

        Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.1194 + Microsoft 365/Edge

        • #2406055

          I also followed the command box instructions and I just got an “you have the most up to date version” message. No change from “current channel”. Tried your “Learn more . . . channel” link  – but it is not a link! So I am still on “current channel”. Win 10 pro 21H1 19043.1348 + MS365

          • #2406069

            Tried your “Learn more . . . channel” link  – but it is not a link!

            That’s a screenshot of the Administrator portal for business users.

            Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.1194 + Microsoft 365/Edge

    • #2406074

      Type in OfficeC2RClient.exe /changesetting Channel=Semi-Annual Channel

      I think this line should read:

      OfficeC2RClient.exe /changesetting Channel=SemiAnnual

      (i.e. no hyphen, and no “Channel” after the equals sign.)

      References:
      All current options for Office 365 channels
      Office 365 can be forced to feature updates half-yearly
      Changes to update channels for Microsoft 365 Apps

      Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.1194 + Microsoft 365/Edge

      • #2406098

        Thank you B (it was easier when they called it broad) I’ve edited the instructions!

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      • #2406192

        Can’t get it to work with or without the hyphen???  Still in “Current Channel” – Win10 21H2,

        • #2406194

          Try Typing in OfficeC2RClient.exe /changesetting Channel=Broad

          If that still doesn’t work you may have a retail and thus it only stays in current and doesn’t have the same level of feature releases.  Microsoft makes this hard to figure out which do – and do not – have feature release changes.

          Susan Bradley Patch Lady

          • #2406199

            I rebooted and launched command prompt as administrator and that seemed to do it…not sure if reboot or running as admin solved it but didn’t need to try “Broad”.  Thanks.

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