OfficeC2RClient.exe is deprecated, need replacement method
OfficeC2RClient.exe previously supported parameters like a. change channels or update from CDN. Now this is deprecated, customers must use multiple steps to perform these tasks which previously one step. The ask is to restore support for this approach or provide similar one with PowerShell. Enterprise customers need this feature.
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun\OfficeC2RClient.exe /changesetting Channel=Monthly
OfficeC2RClient.exe /update user
Kenni Boisjoly-Moreau commented
Hi everyone. This should definitely be a priority. We are enterprise customers with a need for an agile way to change channels on our devices.
With Microsoft's current recommendation:
We have to push a group policy object
We have to wait for the Office Automatic Updates 2.0 task to run
Which ultimately runs OfficeC2RClient.exe on the back-end
I have used the following method instead -
Create a SCCM application that runs:
OfficeC2RClient.exe /update user /changesetting Channel=Targeted
And deploy it on devices.
No need to depend on a GPO and a scheduled task.
My method works every time, on the fly, when needed. This is what enterprise customers need.
I recommend you keep the software servicing control in the hands of software deployment teams and away from Server management teams. Mixing GPOs and software servicing is not a good idea.