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Office 2016 installs kind of, won't run....
Andrew
Posted 2017-12-20 09:45
The online installer fails with a message saying:
"Something went wrong."

If you pre-download using the MS offline installer you can get the setup, but it requires args be passed:  "setup.exe /configure office.xml"

The tie file doesn't seem to allow you to pass args.  If you create a .bat file to pass the args, then the tie file won't run what is in the bat file.

Installing into the bottle that the tie file creates doesn't finish properly.  It says there is some failure but puts software in the bottle.

Once you run the software in the bottle, after the kind of install, it fails.  

Word hangs. excel launches but gets lost in the login window.

Outlook crashes.

All I want is outlook for my corporate email. I've installed about 10 times trying to get it to work correctly.  Once I've gotten it to the point where it tries to attach outlook to my office365 account and it fails.

From this forum, there doesn't seem to be much proof that this software works.  Anyone have any success stories on how to make this work?
Andrew
Posted 2017-12-20 09:51
Quitting the bottle and restarting excel again, I got it to login and register my software.

But outlook still won't launch.



Ian Dunn
Ian Dunn
Posted 2017-12-21 05:43
Andrew you got further than I got - 64 bit version got nowhere with, the 32 bit version.. installed but won't run, at best a blank form.
Ian Dunn
Ian Dunn
Posted 2017-12-21 06:02
Hi Andrew.

"If you pre-download using the MS offline installer you can get the setup, but it requires args be passed:  "setup.exe /configure office.xml"

Very interested to know how you managed to do that ? Obtain an offline version. Would be very grateful if you could supply a link ? I tried installing it via the Office 365 office 2016 installer link but fails.
Grzegorz Budny
Posted 2017-12-29 14:39
Grzegorz Budny
Posted 2017-12-29 16:00
Andrew Posted:
The online installer fails with a message saying:
"Something went wrong."

If you pre-download using the MS offline installer you can get the setup, but it requires args be passed:  "setup.exe /configure office.xml"

The tie file doesn't seem to allow you to pass args.  If you create a .bat file to pass the args, then the tie file won't run what is in the bat file.

Installing into the bottle that the tie file creates doesn't finish properly.  It says there is some failure but puts software in the bottle.

Once you run the software in the bottle, after the kind of install, it fails.  


What kind of operating system do you use?

You can download and mount the .img file on Linux/Mac from the Microsoft website. Later, you should open a file: Setup32.exe using crossover office:

$ls
Office Setup.exe autorun.inf
$

You can find this file in the Office directory.
Blake Douglas
Blake Douglas Advocate
Posted 2018-01-15 00:03
Hi,

I've not tried the offline installer but I've used the Microsoft Office Deployment Tool which can perform an offline installation as well. I've documented the process I used in the 'Installation' tip page, could you review this and see if it helps?
Hana Pagel
Hana Pagel  Staff Member
Posted 2018-02-06 13:55
Hello all,

We have just released CrossOver 17.1 for macOS and Linux, which includes critical bug fixes for Office 2016 installation. If you have experienced problems installing Office 2016 using an online installer, please upgrade to 17.1 here (https://www.codeweavers.com/CX171) or contact our support team for more information.

Thank you for your patience as we have worked to resolve this issue.

Hana
CodeWeavers
Renaud Allard
Posted 2018-02-07 08:35
I had got it to install with 17.0.0, but nothing worked (black window, non responding app or nothing at all at launch).

With 17.1.0, it prints the error "the program (unidentified) has encountered a serious problem and needs to close" at the installation (after installing msxml). I am not really sure where this is better than before.

CrossOver Forums: the place to discuss running Windows applications on Mac and Linux

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