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edited by on October 29th 2019, at 13:01

There's no proper uninstall tool for Office on Mac. To completely uninstall Office for Mac, follow these official instructions:

edited by on October 29th 2019, at 12:59
To get rid of Microsoft AutoUpdate on Mac, remove these files and folders:

In the System Library (you need "sudo"):

Folder: /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0

File: /Library/LaunchDaemons/

File: /Library/LaunchAgents/

File: /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/

In your user's Library (needs to be done for each user):

File: ~/Library/Preferences/

File: ~/Library/Preferences/

Folder: ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft AU Daemon

Folder: ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft Update Assistant

File: ~/L  ...
edited by on February 10th 2016, at 15:55

With the latest updates of Outlook 2011 for Mac, when opening a message, the Save As function is grayed out, so you can no longer save individual messages like that.

However, you can still drag the message from the Outlook window to your desktop or to a folder in Finder. This creates a eml file that Outlook can read later when you double-click it, and also includes all attachments of that message.

If you need an e-mail as a PDF, you can simply use OSX'es built-in "print-to-PDF" functionality.

edited by on November 23rd 2015, at 10:47
You can block Office 2013 Click-To-Run (CTR) from automatically updating to 2016 through a policy (or registry if you're not in a domain).

If you have the Office 2013 Group Policy templates installed on your domain controller, you can use them to set a policy to disable automatic updating.

You can find the setting at:

Computer Configuration → Administrative Templates → Microsoft Office 2013 (Machine) → Updates

Set Enable Automatic Upgrade to Disabled.

You can also disable the upgrade by manually adjusting the registry.

In regedit, navigate to the key:


Create a registry value:


edited by on November 18th 2015, at 10:47
In order to properly disable the Welcome to Office prompt, there are several settings that need to be configured in GPO before this takes effect. Most articles online tell you about just one setting that needs to be changed, but this is unfortunately not enough. The Welcome to Office prompt does more than just configuring updates, it also sets up the "Customer Experience Improvement Program" (CEIP) and Office Diagnostics. Without configuring these settings in your group policy, the prompt just appears anyway.

To set this up, you'll need the Administrative Templates for your Office version:

Office 2010

Office 2013

Office 2016

How to use these is out of the scope of this article  ...
edited by on August 26th 2014, at 12:48

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edited by on January 29th 2014, at 08:57
Users of Microsoft Office 2013 32-bit may experience the following behaviour on a 2008R2, 2012 or 2012R2 RDS server: each time a user starts Outlook 2013, a window is briefly shown with the message:

MessageConfiguring Microsoft Office 64-bit Components 2013

The message appears for restricted users and administrators alike, but there's no apparent effect that Outlook is impaired in functionality.

To resolve the matter, you need to install the Windows Search Service role (found under File Services; PS: Search-Service). As soon as this role is installed and its services running, the message will no longer appear. A reboot is not required.

The components it configures are necessary to link t  ...
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