Office Customization Tool (OCT) 2016 Help: Licensing and user interface

Applies to: Office Professional Plus 2016, Office Standard 2016

Summary: Enters the product key and accepts the end user license agreement (EULA) on behalf of each user who installs Office with this Setup customization file; also sets the user interface display level.

These options are recognized by Setup only when Office is first installed on a user's computer.

  1. Select one of the following two options:

    • Use KMS client key - A product key entry is not required for enterprise deployments that are using Key Management Service (KMS) activation because all Volume License editions of Office have KMS client key pre-installed. KMS is one of the methods that are provided by Office Activation Technologies for activating products licensed under Microsoft Volume Licensing programs. Only a KMS host computer needs a KMS host key to be activated and to establish a local activation service in your environment. Office connects to the local KMS host for activation. By default, the Use KMS client key option is selected.

    • Enter another product key - You can enter a valid Multiple Activation Key (MAK) key in the OCT by using the Enter another product key entry. A MAK key is another method that Office Activation Technologies provide for activating products licensed under Microsoft Volume Licensing programs. With a MAK, clients activate Office by using the Microsoft-hosted activation servers or by telephone. To use a MAK key, in the Product key box, enter the MAK key (twenty-five numbers or characters) without spaces.

  2. Select I accept the terms in the License Agreement to accept the terms of your license agreement on behalf of the user. The user is not prompted for the license agreement either during installation or the first time an Office application is run.

  3. Expand the Display level menu to set the behavior of the user interface during installation. Select one of the following options:

    • Select Full - default to run the installation interactively, displaying all of the user interface and messages.

    • Select Basic to display the Welcome screen and prompts for the product key and Microsoft software license terms, if needed, and to display a progress bar and completion notice.

    • Select None to run Setup quietly, displaying no user interface.

      Note

      If Display Level is set to Basic or None and you supply a product key, then Setup assumes that you also accept the license agreement on behalf of the user, even if you do not select this check box.

  4. Select Completion notice if you want Setup to display a message to the user after Setup completes.

  5. Select Suppress modal if you want Setup not to display error messages or other dialog boxes that might interrupt the installation.

    Note

    If Display level is set to Full - default, error messages and other dialog boxes are displayed regardless of the state of this check box.

    Note The preceding options are identical to the following settings in the Config.xml file:

  6. Select No cancel if you want to disable the cancel button (the X in the upper corner). This setting only applies when Display level is set to Full or Basic.

The preceding options are identical to the following settings in the Config.xml file.

OCT option Config.xml setting
Product key
PIDKEY element
I accept the terms in the License Agreement
AcceptEula attribute of the Display element
Display level
Level attribute of the Display element
Completion notice
CompletionNotice attribute of the Display element
Suppress modal
SuppressModal attribute of the Display element
No cancel
NoCancel attribute of the Display element