Switch Office 2016 to Monthly Targeted Channel

Posted by erwin on Monday, March 19, 2018


Office 365

The Office 365 ProPlus update model supports 4 production channels;

  • Monthly Channel (Targeted),
  • Monthly Channel,
  • Semi-annual Channel (Targeted),
  • Semi-annual Channel.

Each channel receives features updates, security and non-security updates on different release intervals.

Switch Channels

Below are the steps to switch channels:

  1. Identify the channel which you would like to switch to. Features and updates by channel are documented here.
  2. Launch Command Prompt as an administrator.
  3. Navigate to “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun"
  4. Run the following command to change the desired channel, let’s say Monthly Channel Targeted “OfficeC2RClient.exe /changesetting Channel=Insiders” (When running in powershell the command will be “.*OfficeC2RClient.exe /changesetting Channel=Insiders”*

or if you want to switch to the Montly channel:

OfficeC2RClient.exe /changesetting Channel=Monthly”

Note - You can use this command to switch to any channel using the corresponding Channel keyword listed below:

It’s even possible to upgrade your Office 365 ProPlus from 32-bit to 64-bit! Check here to find out how.

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