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How to suppress office 365 office 2016 update install? We have office 365 but using office 2013 for the whole company. Can I create a GPO?
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by:Vasil Michev (MVP)
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First ot all, it's almost time to upgrade as you have just few months until support for the 2013 version of Office Pro Plus ends: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/7198c31f-2d68-44b4-bc63-e3630cf0c936#BKMK_Key

To disable the upgrade, but keep updates, use one of the methods detailed here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt656688.aspx#BKMK_PreventAuto
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I can't find the following in my gpms- 2012 r2 server- policy setting under Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Office 2013 (Machine)\Updates in the Group Policy Management Console.

any suggestion?
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Did you install the latest O2013 GPO templates? https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35554

You can simply use the reg key instead, any of the methods listed in the article will work.
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by:abcd ab01
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but there are hundreds of user? how to change everyone's registry key?
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We have a small company with fewer than 100 users.  

We have office 365 for all the systems and currently have Office 2013 installed

Many users are getting popups stating "upgrade to 2016".

We do not ever want them to see this, we will push the upgrade when it is ready and compatible with their applications and plug ins.

 want to add a line to disable the notification bubble stating 2018 (or whatever is next) is available, or disable the search for upgrade altogether.

thanks
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You can set the registry key via GPO (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753092(v=ws.11).aspx) or you can simply use the Office ADMX files I linked to above.
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I installed admx files to gpo and disabled office updates and linked gpo to ou. Gpupdate/ force and reboot system. Just tested for pilot. But didn't work. What am I missing? Can u please advise me. It's urgent and irritating to executives
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You know with the blogs and suggestion I was able to fix this issue for my enterprise wide gpo push. One thing everyone missed including Microsoft techies too.- I just disabled- "enable automatic update"
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