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SOLVED: Office365 Your admin has turned off Office installs

Mar 2017 Posted by in Office 365 & Hosting | Comments

UPDATED: July 13 2017

If you are trying to install Office Pro Plus from Office 365 and you see “Your admin has turned off Office installs”, your Office365 administrator has likely turned off the ability for anyone to download Office.  This can occur even if you do have a license assigned to you.

disable-enable-office365-software-download-for-usersADMIN PORTAL METHOD:

  1. Login into https://portal.office.com
  2. Click menu button (9 dots in top left of screen)
  3. Click the ADMIN icon
  4. Click SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD SETTINGS link (on the home page in the OFFICE SOFTWARE section)
  5. Set Office Download to ENABLED or DISABLED by dragging the slider

 

‘OLD’ ADMIN CENTER METHOD:

Office365-your-admin-has-turned-off-Office-installsThe ability to turn globally disable new Office installs in Office365 is difficult to find in the 2017 Admin Center but easy to find in the old admin center:

  1. Login into https://portal.office.com
  2. Click menu button (9 dots in top left of screen)
  3. Click the ADMIN icon
  4. Click GO TO THE OLD ADMIN CENTEROffice365-your-admin-has-turned-off-Office-installs-old-admin-center
  5. Expand SERVICE SETTINGS > USER SOFTWARE
  6. Click OFFICE

That is the master switch to enable or disable ALL new Office365 installs.

 

 

 

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