Visio and Project Pro 2016 not activating when installed along office 2019 using ODT

Joe 1 Reputation point


We have Office 2019 Volume License and Visio Pro 2016 and Project Pro 2016. When installing them using the config file below, Office 2019 activates normally but Visio and Project show the error : This product key is for the volume-licensed version of Microsoft Project/Visio 2016, which isn't currently installed. To use this product key, contact your administrator , however the key is ok because i used it normally on msi installers of 2016 visio and project .

<Add OfficeClientEdition="64" Channel="PerpetualVL2019">
<Product ID="ProPlus2019Volume" PIDKEY=" OUR KEY HERE ">
<Language ID="en-us" />
<ExcludeApp ID="Groove" />
<ExcludeApp ID="Lync" />
<Product ID="VisioProXVolume" PIDKEY="OUR KEY HERE">
<Language ID="en-us" />
<ExcludeApp ID="Groove" />
<ExcludeApp ID="Lync" />
<Product ID="ProjectProXVolume" PIDKEY="OUR KEY HERE">
<Language ID="en-us" />
<ExcludeApp ID="Groove" />
<ExcludeApp ID="Lync" />
<Property Name="SharedComputerLicensing" Value="0" />
<Property Name="FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN" Value="FALSE" />
<Property Name="DeviceBasedLicensing" Value="0" />
<Property Name="SCLCacheOverride" Value="0" />
<Property Name="AUTOACTIVATE" Value="1" />
<Updates Enabled="TRUE" />
<RemoveMSI />
<Setup Name="Company" Value="OUR COMPANY NAME HERE" />
<Display Level="Full" AcceptEULA="TRUE" />

I removed the configuration ID, Product IDs and company name for privacy .

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  1. abbodi86 3,866 Reputation points

    Volume C2R-P versions of Project 2016 / Visio 2016 use different keys than Volume MSI Project 2016 / Visio 2016

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  2. Emi Zhang-MSFT 22,161 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Joe ,
    I suggest you refer to this support article:

    As the article said, MAK keys that you use for Windows Installer (MSI) installations of Project and Visio won't work with the Office Deployment Tool. You need a different MAK key to deploy volume licensed versions of Project and Visio with the Office Deployment Tool. To get that MAK key, log into the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) and use the key listed under "C2R-P for use with the Office Deployment Tool."

    You should go to Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) and change the MSI key to Click-to-Run key.

    Hope the information is helpful.

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