Update Channel

This policy setting controls which update channel Office gets updates from when Office is configured to get updates directly from the Office Content Delivery Network (CDN).

If you enable this policy setting, Office gets updates from the update channel that you select.

If you disable or don't configure this policy setting, Office gets updates from its default channel, or by the update channel specified by the Office Deployment Tool. The default channel is determined by which Office product that is installed.

Important: This policy setting only applies to Office clients, such as Office 365 ProPlus, that come with an Office 365 plan. This policy setting also applies to Visio and Project products that come with an Office 365 plan. This policy has no effect on Office products that are installed by using Windows Installer (MSI).


Supported on: At least Windows 7
Channel Name:


  1. First Release for Current Channel
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\officeupdate
    Value Nameupdatebranch
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueFirstReleaseCurrent
  2. Current Channel
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\officeupdate
    Value Nameupdatebranch
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueCurrent
  3. First Release for Deferred Channel
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\officeupdate
    Value Nameupdatebranch
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueFirstReleaseDeferred
  4. Deferred Channel
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\officeupdate
    Value Nameupdatebranch
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueDeferred
  5. Insider Fast
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\officeupdate
    Value Nameupdatebranch
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueInsiderFast


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