HOW TO SET C2R OFFICE UPDATE CHANNEL
A Click-to-Run ("C2R")
Microsoft Office installation may impose
update channel, which controls how often
non-security-related features of Office
automatically update. This can be
important because different versions of C2R Office will
contain different sets of Microsoft Office bugs and
screen of a click-to-run Office app (e.g., Excel, Access, etc.)
often displays the currently subscribed update channel. Semi-Annual Channel is less susceptible to
creating new problems in business processes that depend
on Microsoft Office. To change
Office subscription update setting
from the default 'Monthly Channel'
to the more-stable 'Semi-Annual Channel',
follow the below instructions.
If your click-to-run Office
is ProPlus, Business, or similar, your I.T.
administrator may be able to change this
setting and push it to all users from an online
account portal or through group policy administration.
However, individual users may need to Repair their
Microsoft Office from Add/Remove Programs to force
the Office version to refresh.
If the above
approach is not convenient or is not an available
option, then the following easy steps should
also perform the task of switching your Office to 'Semi-Annual
1. Launch Command Prompt as an administrator.
enter "cmd" from Start|Run and then press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER, or,
right-click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
as shown below.
three commands as shown below (copy/paste one at a time,
pressing Enter each time) into Command Prompt.
The picture shows how it should look from Command Prompt.
cd C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun
officec2rclient.exe /changesetting Channel=Deferred
officec2rclient.exe /update user
3. Should you later wish to resume to 'Monthly Channel',
repeat these steps and change text 'Channel=Deferred' above to 'Channel=Current'.
FYI and by design, Office
2019 does not
change/update as does C2R Office.