Use the Office Deployment Tool to install volume licensed editions of Visio 2016 and Project 2016

You can use the Office Deployment Tool to install volume licensed editions of Visio 2016 and Project 2016 on the same computer with a Click-to-Run version of Office 2016. For example, you can install a volume licensed edition of Visio Standard 2016 on the same computer with Office 365 ProPlus.

The Office Deployment Tool uses Click-to-Run to do the installation, instead of using Windows Installer (MSI). But, Visio and Project are still activated by volume activation methods, such as Key Management Service (KMS) or Multiple Activation Key (MAK).

Note

If you're using MAK for volume activation, be sure to get the correct key from the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC). You want the one that says "C2R-P for use with the Office Deployment Tool."

If you're using shared computer activation with Office 365 ProPlus, you need to be using at least Version 1701 of Office 365 ProPlus in order to install a volume licensed edition of Visio 2016 or Project 2016 on the same computer.

If you're not familiar with the Office Deployment Tool, it's usually used to customize deployments of Click-to-Run versions of Office products, such as Office 365 ProPlus. For more information, see Overview of the Office 2016 Deployment Tool.

To begin, download the most current version of the Office Deployment Tool from the Microsoft Download Center. Then, edit the Product element in the configuration.xml file, using the appropriate ID from the following table. To use a Generic Volume License Key (GVLK) for volume activation, use the appropriate value in the table for the PIDKEY attribute.

Edition ID PIDKEY
Visio Standard 2016
VisioStdXVolume
NY48V-PPYYH-3F4PX-XJRKJ-W4423
Visio Professional 2016
VisioProXVolume
69WXN-MBYV6-22PQG-3WGHK-RM6XC
Project Standard 2016
ProjectStdXVolume
D8NRQ-JTYM3-7J2DX-646CT-6836M
Project Professional 2016
ProjectProXVolume
WGT24-HCNMF-FQ7XH-6M8K7-DRTW9

You can also edit the Updates element in the configuration.xml file to determine how the installation of Visio or Project is updated. For example, you can configure it so that updates are automatically installed from the Office Content Delivery Network (CDN) on the Internet, which is the default, or from a file share on your local network.

Here's an example of a configuration.xml file that can be used to install a 64-bit version of Visio Professional 2016 in English from the Office CDN using a GVLK.

<Configuration>
  <Add OfficeClientEdition="64" >
    <Product ID="VisioProXVolume" PIDKEY="69WXN-MBYV6-22PQG-3WGHK-RM6XC">
        <Language ID="en-us" />
     </Product>
   </Add>  
</Configuration>

For information about other settings, see Configuration options for the Office 2016 Deployment Tool.

Then, use the Office Deployment Tool to download and install Visio or Project.

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Supported scenarios for installing different versions of Office, Visio, and Project on the same computer