Microsoft Office 2016 - Install on Mac

  • Because Office 2016 is such a large program, it is recommended that you connect to the network using a wired Ethernet connection and disable your wireless connection before beginning this process in order to reduce the installation time.
  • Please note that you must be on campus in order to install this program.
  • Before you install Office 2016, you must first uninstall Office 2011.

These instructions require a system restart. Please close and save all of your data now.

Uninstall Office 2011

Make sure all of the files in your trash bin are able to be deleted. If you are not sure, take the time to go through them now.

Move Files to Trash

  1. In Finder, click Applications
  2. Select Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Messenger, and the Microsoft Office 2011 Folder
  3. Right click the selected items and click Move to Trash.

Empty the Trash Bin

  1. Right-click on the trash icon
  2. Click Empty Trash

Connect to the Server

Connect to OC's software server to download the software package.

  1. From Finder, press Command-K on your keyboard to open the Connect to Server dialogue box.
  2. In the server address bar type:smb://
  3. Click Connect


  • Make sure the Registered User circle is checked.
  • Enter your OC Username
  • Enter your OC password
  • Click Connect

Open the Office 2016 ISO

Double-Click "Office2016Mac.iso"

Double click Office2016Mac.ISO to open the installer.

Open the Installer Package

Double-Click the "Office Installer"

Double-Click the Microsoft Office 2016 Installer Package


Click "Continue"

Click Continue

Agree to the Terms & Conditions

Agree to the Terms & Conditions
  1. Click Continue
  2. In the resulting window, click Agree


Click "Install"

Click Install

Enter the computer administrative information

Enter the computer administrative information
  1. Enter the username for your computer
  2. Enter the password for your computer
  3. Click Install Software


Wait for the installation to finish

This process could take several minutes.

Close the Installer

Click "Close"

Click Close

Run Serializer

Run Serializer
  • Return to the Office2016Mac.iso folder that you accessed to run the Office 2016 installer
  • Double-click on the serializer (Microsoft_Office_2016_VL_Serializer_2.0.pkg)



Click Continue



Click Install


  1. Enter your computer username
  2. Enter your computer password
  3. Click Install Software

Serialization Successful

Serialization Successful

Once the program is installed successfully, click Close


Please Restart your computer to complete the installation and serialization.


You have successfully installed Microsoft Office 2016 on Mac.

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