how to perform network check for office installations

Why a network connection is required for installing Office?

Office is available in different models like a DVD software and an Online Click to run versions.

Both the versions of Office are widely available to download from your Microsoft Office account (

The Online click to run version is always a recommended way to install Office for the reason it keeps getting updated with the latest versions.

However a DVD software is necessary when it is required to install Office without Internet.

However it is required to have internet in order to activate Office. These Office click to run versions related information can be found here.

The latest versions updates usually happens automatically. If the auto update fails to install, it is required to install using manual updates.

Manual update request will be notified on the top menu bar. This usually happens when you set the office updates to check manually.

In order to check the network consistency for an office product installation, the following cases are good to follow.

  1. It is important to check whether the Windows updates are running smoother.
  2. The network lookup command which is mentioned below should be executed on the command line.
  3. The resultant data should not display the server name as unknown which is an indication for a failed network.
  4. The network fix is to restart the router once.
  5. The alternative method is to try to swap the connection from a WIFI to a LAN Cabled connection.

The network connection cannot always go wrong unless there is a failed system date and time in certain conditions.

The failed system date and time is a condition when the computer becomes old and the CMOS battery drains out.

In such conditions, the date and time can always go wrong even after setting it right.