Hello,

I recently became tasked with removing Office 2016 and upgrading users to Office 365. It was simple enough to put those steps into a batch file but then I found when 365 users launched it complained about the 2016 OST file. So I had to make something to delete it for all users so it could be remade. The following solution was made for use with SCCM but I am sure could be used with plenty of other systems or just run. So the following upload is the solution

Instructions: 

1. Place 365 Upgrade Package Folder on Network Share 

2. Edit the InstallOffice365.bat replace <Insert Network Path> with the Network path to the folder on each line it is present

3. Upload into SCCM if desired with a detection method of 

Registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Software\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\Configuration

VersionToReport

Version

Greater than or equal to 

16.0.10730.20155

4. Give post 5 stars\

If you have and questions or suggestions let me know

 

Note: 

The XML is set to remove the older versions of Office but ignore Visio. If you do not want this configuration please edit it.