Microsoft 365–Changing your update channel

Occasional we’ll get a user asking for a feature which is only on the Current Channel.  Or a Microsoft Support Engineer tells us, or the user, “your issue is fixed in a later version.”

Waiting for the Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel isn’t an option in these cases.

This is how we upgrade an individual workstation to the current channel

reg query HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\Configuration\ /v CDNBaseUrl
if %errorlevel%==0 (goto SwitchChannel) else (goto End)
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\Configuration /v CDNBaseUrl /t REG_SZ /d "" /f
reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\Configuration /v UpdateUrl /f
reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\Configuration /v UpdateToVersion /f
reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\Updates /v UpdateToVersion /f
reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\OfficeUpdate\ /f
"%CommonProgramFiles%\microsoft shared\ClickToRun\OfficeC2RClient.exe" /update user

Some notes

The sets the update channel you will to switch to.

Channel CDNBaseUrl
Monthly Enterprise Channel
Current Channel
Current Channel (Preview)
Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel
Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview)
Beta Channel



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