MC276895: Microsoft 365 admin center allow Non-Admin User to Install Language Access Packs

This new group policy, AllowNonAdminUserInstallLAPs, setting controls whether users can install language accessory packs for Office even if they don’t have local administrator permissions on their devices. By default, Office users must have local administrator permissions on their devices to install language accessory packs. This policy will be applicable to the following products:

  • Outlook
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneNote

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81957.

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This new group policy, AllowNonAdminUserInstallLAPs, setting controls whether users can install language accessory packs for Office even if they don’t have local administrator permissions on their devices. By default, Office users must have local administrator permissions on their devices to install language accessory packs. This policy will be applicable to the following products: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.

MC276895: Microsoft 365 admin center allow Non-Admin User to Install Language Access Packs

Affected Workloads

  • Microsoft 365 Apps

When this will happen

We expect this rollout to begin in early September and and expect the rollout to be fully completed by late September.

How this will affect your organization

By default, your organization will not be affected. However, if you are interested in allowing your organization install Office language accessory packs without requiring local administrator permissions you can implement the AllowNonAdminUserInstallLAPs group policy.

What you need to do to prepare

If you want to allow your organization to install Office language accessory packs without requiring local administrator permissions, then you may implement the AllowNonAdminUserInstallLAPs group policy.

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Message ID: MC276895
Published: 09 August 2021
Updated: 13 August 2021
Effective: September 6, 2021