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Learn how to automate a Quick Repair to fix issues and file associations in Office 365 ProPlus. Brought to you by our compatibility guru Curtis Sawin.
With Office 365 ProPlus, you can perform either a Quick Repair or an Online Repair by opening Programs and Features in Control Panel. A Quick Repair will fix most issues and all activity happens locally. An Online Repair will uninstall and reinstall Office 365 ProPlus.
Automating a Quick Repair is certainly possible and can be performed by executing integratedoffice.exe using the command-lines below.
To run a Quick Repair for 64-bit operating systems:
“C:\program files\Microsoft Office 15\ClientX64\integratedoffice.exe” RUNMODE RERUNMODE modetorun repair
To run a Quick Repair for 32-bit operating systems:
“C:\program files\Microsoft Office 15\ClientX86\integratedoffice.exe” RUNMODE RERUNMODE modetorun repair
[Updated on 6/18] Note: The above commands need to be run from an elevated command prompt.
When you automate a Quick Repair of Office 365 ProPlus, note that the only difference in the command syntax is the location of integratedoffice.exe. Integratedoffice.exe is process that launches all Office applications, initiates the Click-to-Run installation processes, and handles several other tasks including streaming, bootstrapping, and monitoring for updates.
So what are some situations when a Quick Repair is needed? As a Quick Repair will fix most issues, it’s a great troubleshooting step for your Help Desk. A Quick Repair is also needed after you uninstall an older version of Office from a side-by-side configuration with Office 365 ProPlus. A Quick Repair ensures that opening .doc or .docx files, for example, will open correctly in Word 2013 after the older version is uninstalled. If you don’t do this last step, users won’t be able to launch Office applications because the file extensions will still point to the old version of Office.
If you’re planning to automate Quick Repairs as part of the Office uninstallation process, here are some helpful links for uninstalling older version of Office.
Setup command-line options for Office 2010Setup command-line options for the 2007 Office systemHow to uninstall or remove Office 2003 suitesHow to uninstall Office 2003, Office 2007 or Office 2010 suites if you cannot uninstall it from Control Panel?