Installing and updating Click-to-Run products

Install and update content for Microsoft Click-to-Run products through BigFix Patches for Windows.

BigFix Patches for Windows provides support for Microsoft updates that are installed through Click-to-Run, instead of the Windows installer-based method (MSI). Click-to-Run is a streaming and virtualization Microsoft technology that install and update Microsoft products, including Office 365 and Office 2016.BigFix Patches for Windows helps users with the following features:
  • Detect outdated Office 365 and Office 2016 products
  • Configure the update source settings of Office 365 Click-to-Run updates to come from the web, a network share location, or from a client cache folder through the BigFix architecture
  • Remove the update source settings for Office 365 Click-to-Run updates
  • Maintain an updated network share
  • Enable and disable automatic updates
  • Check the Office 365 configuration of machines

Microsoft Click-to-Run technology

Click-to-Run is a streaming and virtualization Microsoft technology that installs Office products such as Office 365 and the single purchase version of Office 2016. Click-to-Run updates do not use MSI, MSP, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). Office products that use Click-to-Run can receive automatic updates from Microsoft through the web or download from an on-premises location.The Office Deployment tool is used to manage Click-to-Run installations.

The Office Deployment Tool supports the following operating systems:.
Table 1. Operating systems that are supported by the Office Deployment Tool
Office products Operating systems
Office 2013
  • Windows 7

  • Windows 8

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Windows Server 2012

Office 2016
  • Windows 10

  • Windows 7

  • Windows 8

  • Windows 8.1

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

For more information about Click-to-Run, see

For more information about Office Deployment Tool, see the following links:

Supported applications

BigFix Patches for Windows supports applications and, if applicable, subscription plans for the following Microsoft products that use Click-to-Run.
  • Office 365 – Office 2013 PC applications
  • Office 365 – Office 2016 PC applications
  • Office 2016 (single purchase version)

For more detailed information about the supported application, see Supported operating systems, products, and updates.