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Rollback Microsoft Office 2016 Versions

Let’s say Microsoft rolls out an update to Outlook that (speaking hypothetically, of course!) breaks the ability for your users that have cached email disabled to send email. What do you do, other than wait for an update? Just rollback your version of Office! It’s easy! Open up an elevated command prompt and run these two commands. (Easiest way to do this is to hit start, type cmd, right click Command Prompt, and choose Run as Administrator.)

cd %programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun
officec2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.9029.2167

Office will rollback to the version given. Once the installation is done, go into any Office app. Hit File > Office Account > Update Options and choose “Disable Updates.”

Set a reminder for about a month later, and when Microsoft finally fixes the newest version turn updates back on in the same place.

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