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I have 75 workstations that currently have office 2007 pro installed and i need to move them all to office 2016? What is the best path to upgrade all 75 machines? Do I need to first move everyone to 2010 office then jump to 2016 or can I simply jump up to 2016 office? The company currently has exchange 2010. Any help would be appreciated?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You do not need an intermediate step, but be sure to completely remove Office 2007 (all items) before installing Office 2016 (one integrated package). That will work.

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atlbearcatAuthor Commented:
What is the best way to remove 2007 w/out having to touch each workstation? I was going to use office deployment tool to install 2016?
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atlbearcatAuthor Commented:
Wouldn't that kill the exchange profiles if i blow away 2007?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Test it. It might but the Outlook 2016 profiles are different anyway. Test all this on a machine.
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
You can export/import Outlook profiles via Registry
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles

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https://www.extendoffice.com/documents/outlook/1889-outlook-export-backup-profile.html
Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
Would it be worth looking at an Office 365 subscription for the company???
Karl Timmermans (Outlook MVP)PrincipalCommented:
Wouldn't that kill the exchange profiles if i blow away 2007?

Uninstalling Office (Outlook) doesn't result in the Outlook profiles being removed. In this scenario, Outlook '2016 will pick up the '2007 profiles and migrate them to '2016. There's no need or benefit to move from '2007 --> '2010 --> '2016

One thing that is important to keep in mind, in case it's applicable, is that the file format for IMAP email accounts will be changed from .pst to .ost. Given that you're using Exchange, this may be a non issue except for users that have added IMAP accounts to their profiles. If all users have the Exchange data file configured as the default data file this is a non-issue and can be safely ignored. For those who don't, the account will be migrated to use the PST file for the default contact/calendar folder and the OST file for email folders.
AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
For 75 users, just do it manually. Risk is also low. If you see any issue on first machine you can stop.
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