I am looking to deploy Microsoft Office 2016 64bit to users that currently have previous versions on such as 2010 and 2013. The majority of older versions are 32bit which I'm looking to remove automatically before installing 2016 64bit.
I've tried using the Office Customisation Tool and setting the "Remove the following earlier versions of Microsoft Office programs" within the "Remove previous installations" option but I get an error advising it's a different architecture version and the installation stops. The Customisation Tool works fine for users that have Office 2010 or 2013 64bit, it just seems to be users who have 32bit which is has a problem with.
I'll be deploying to multiple users so not looking for much manual intervention, i.e. trying to avoid remoting each machine, uninstalling the old version then deploying 2016.
Anyone got any ideas how I can do this?