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31 VOTE
Status NOTED
Categories Application Request
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 19, 2019

Microsoft Visio Viewer updates

Visio Viewer is often used by companies where Visio licensing is either unaffordable or not required

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51188 Visio Viewer 2016

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=35811 Visio Viewer 2013

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  • Admin
    Dan Gough
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    Jul 11, 2024

    These Visio Viewer applications are Internet Explorer ActiveX controls, and no longer function since Internet Explorer was disabled and redirected to launch Edge instead. Microsoft provide a workaround for this here:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/office/use-visio-viewer-to-view-or-print-visio-drawings-08cce46e-d5f2-460a-86c3-679c32dca94a#:~:text=Set%20up%20your%20system%20to,Viewer%20will%20work%20as%20intended.


    However, in my tests loading a Visio document launches Edge in IE mode with a blank window.

    These applications will likely never be patched again, and we tend to only add apps to our catalog that are actively updated (although we do make exceptions for certain older popular packages).


    But were you aware that it's now possible to deploy the full Visio and Project applications and have them run in Viewer mode when unlicensed? This is the best way forward as it provides full compatibility with the main Visio app, a native experience without the need to hack around the registry to enable IE, and of course full support and patching from Microsoft as part of regular Office updates:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/deployoffice/overview-viewer-mode


    The default configuration.xml you receive when downloading the Office Deployment Tool has this enabled, you may just need to add something similar to you existing Office deployment:

    <Add OfficeClientEdition="64" Channel="Current">

    <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">

    <Language ID="en-us" />

    </Product>

    <Product ID="VisioProRetail">

    <Language ID="en-us" />

    </Product>

    </Add>

  • Sri Krish
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    Jul 10, 2024

    Any update on this, we got 100+ users requested Visio, but we can't afford to buy Visio license for all. Hence we need Microsoft Visio Viewer.

  • Andrew Jahnke
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    Jan 19, 2022

    I believe the new web version of Visio is now available to A/E3+ subscriptions.

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    Justin Chalfant
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    Sep 11, 2020

    Nothing at the moment, but we will see what we can do here. We've added some new products lately (https://patchmypc.com/roadmap) and hope to have another batch in the coming weeks.

  • Robert Weigand
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    Sep 10, 2020

    Any chance we could get this one? It will save us some time with manual packaging...

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    Justin Chalfant
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    Apr 4, 2020

    I just wanted to let you all know we haven't forgotten about this request. We are working through some others at the moment that more unique customers are following. If any others come across this idea, please vote it up if it's one you would like to see added.

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Add - Microsoft Visio 2016 Viewer to PMPC

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Please add Microsoft Visio 2016 Viewer to application catalogue in Patch my PC
Sri Krish 6 days ago in Application Request 0 NOTED