Office 365 : Randomly 30183-2016 (403) error appearing when using ODT deployment

Kevin Burgisser 6 Reputation points

Hi everyone,

I have a strange problem regarding Office Deployment Tool. Sometimes, when running the OfficeSetup.exe /configure configuration.xml or OfficeSetup.exe /configure uninstall.xml , I get the 30183-2016 (403) error message.

I find it strange because:

  • The problem apparears randomly
  • It is not related to FW/antivirus because something I am able to install/uninstall Office Suite
  • Appears with Windows 10 physical and virtual machines
  • When it appears, I am able to browse web pages

Does anyone have an idea ?

Best regards,

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  1. Kevin Burgisser 6 Reputation points

    Hi again,

    Thanks for your help again.

    I am afraid it is a network/firewalling related issue. I tried to connect on my machine with hotspot connection and I am able to download the Office locally using command setup.exe /download configuration.xml.

    Have you got any information on what kind of prechecks does the setup.exe ODT installer perform?

    I reckon I should check that appropriate addresses are accessible on the proxy/FW (see

    Maybe there is also network bandwidth minimum requirements. Anyone have information about it?

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  2. Emi Zhang-MSFT 23,116 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Kevin Burgisser ,
    Did you install other Office applicaions before?

    1. I suggest you provide the configure.xml file here.
    2. Download the latest verson ODT:, run the latest version setup.exe.
    3. You can also download the tool to uninstall all Office applications from PC completely, then re-install the Office 365:

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