Best practices: Uninstall XML files for enterprise managed

The Best Practices Guide includes deployment recommendations and real-world examples from the Office 365 Product Group and delivery experts from Microsoft Services. For a list of all the articles, see Best practices.

Enterprise Managed needs uninstall XML files for the following packages:

Package
Languages
Office 365 ProPlus - North America Region
3 languages
Office 365 ProPlus - LATAM Region
2 languages
Office 365 ProPlus - AsiaPAC Region
7 languages
Office 365 ProPlus - EU Region
6 languages
Project Pro (VL)
1 language
Visio Pro (VL)
1 language

Example uninstall XML files

The following are the Enterprise Managed example uninstall XML files to remove Office 365 clients.

Office 365 ProPlus - North America Region

Configuration>
  <Remove>
    <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
      <Language ID="en-us" />
      <Language ID="fr-fr" />
      <Language ID="es-es" />
    </Product>
  </Remove>
    <Property Name="FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN" Value="TRUE" />
    <Display Level="None" />
</Configuration> 

XML configuration file breakdown

Component
Explanation
Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"
SKU of Office 365 ProPlus being removed
Language ID="ii-cc"
The languages being removed from Office 365 ProPlus
FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN Value ="True"
Forces any Office apps that are blocking the uninstall of Office to shut down. Data loss may occur.
Display Level="None"
No UI when removing Office 365 ProPlus

Office 365 ProPlus - LATAM Region

<Configuration>
  <Remove>
    <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
      <Language ID="es-es" />
      <Language ID="pt-br" />
    </Product>
  </Remove>
    <Property Name="FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN" Value="TRUE" />
    <Display Level="None" />
</Configuration> 

XML configuration file breakdown

Component
Explanation
Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"
SKU of Office 365 ProPlus being removed
Language ID="ii-cc"
The languages being removed from Office 365 ProPlus
FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN Value ="True"
Forces any Office apps that are blocking the uninstall of Office to shut down. Data loss may occur.
Display Level="None"
No UI when removing Office 365 ProPlus

Office 365 ProPlus - AsiaPac Region

<Configuration>
  <Remove>
    <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
      <Language ID="zh-cn" />
      <Language ID="zh-tw" />
      <Language ID="id-id" />
      <Language ID="ja-jp" />
      <Language ID="ko-kr" />
      <Language ID="ms-my" />
      <Language ID="th-th" />
    </Product>
  </Remove>
    <Property Name="FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN" Value="TRUE" />
    <Display Level="None" />
</Configuration> 

XML configuration file breakdown

Component
Explanation
Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"
SKU of Office 365 ProPlus being removed
Language ID="ii-cc"
The languages being removed from Office 365 ProPlus
FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN Value ="True"
Forces any Office apps that are blocking the uninstall of Office to shut down. Data loss may occur.
Display Level="None"
No UI when removing Office 365 ProPlus

Office 365 ProPlus - EU Region

<Configuration>
  <Remove>
    <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
      <Language ID="cs-cz" />
      <Language ID="da-dk" />
      <Language ID="nl-nl" />
      <Language ID="fi-fi" />
      <Language ID="de-de" />
      <Language ID="el-gr" />
    </Product>
  </Remove>
    <Property Name="FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN" Value="TRUE" />
    <Display Level="None" />
</Configuration> 

XML configuration file breakdown

Component
Explanation
Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"
SKU of Office 365 ProPlus being removed
Language ID="ii-cc"
The languages being removed from Office 365 ProPlus
FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN Value ="True"
Forces any Office apps that are blocking the uninstall of Office to shut down. Data loss may occur.
Display Level="None"
No UI when removing Office 365 ProPlus

Project Pro (VL)

<Configuration>
  <Remove>
    <Product ID="ProjectProXVolume">
      <Language ID="en-es" />
    </Product>
  </Remove>
    <Property Name="FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN" Value="TRUE" />
    <Display Level="None" />
</Configuration> 

XML configuration file breakdown

Component
Explanation
Product ID="ProjectProXVolume"
SKU of Office 365 ProPlus being removed
Language ID="en-us"
The language being removed from Project Pro (VL)
FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN Value ="True"
Forces any Office apps that are blocking the uninstall of Project Pro (VL) to shut down. Data loss may occur.
Display Level="None"
No UI when removing Project Pro (VL)

Visio Pro (VL)

<Configuration>
  <Remove>
    <Product ID="VisioProXVolume">
      <Language ID="en-es" />
    </Product>
  </Remove>
    <Property Name="FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN" Value="TRUE" />
    <Display Level="None" />
</Configuration> 

XML configuration file breakdown

Component
Explanation
Product ID="VisioProXVolume"
SKU of Visio Pro (VL) being removed
Language ID="en-us"
The language being removed from Visio Pro (VL)
FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN Value ="True"
Forces any Office apps that are blocking the uninstall of Visio Pro (VL) to shut down. Data loss may occur.
Display Level="None"
No UI when removing Visio Pro (VL)