I have a policy configured to push out the MS office 16.51 BusinessPro installer package to a mbp M1. After installation I am able to sign in and open Word/Excel/etc. If i try to open Help->Check for updates. I receive You do not have permission to open the application "Microsoft AutoUpdate".
Browsing to /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0 The permissions are System - RW, Wheel - RW, Everyone - R.
If I launch Microsoft AutoUpdate from this location the updater works as expected. I am also able to then use help->check for updates.
Any ideas on how to get check for updates working without having to launch the autoupdate from the MAU2.0 folder at least 1 time?
I'm running into the same issue. If you install 16.52 full 365 suite pkg, you have to install the stand alone autoupdate pkg installer afterwards to get rid of the permission denied message when running one of the 365 apps for the first time. If you install the stand alone installers seperately of each app, there is no pemission denied message displayed by the MAU app. It looks like a bug in the full suite installer pkg.
@snowfox Having the same trouble, however applying Microsoft_AutoUpdate_4.38.21080801_Updater.pkg after deploying 16.52.21080801 DOES work for me in a non-admin account... go figure.
Also fwiw, as with others opening the MAU app directly has always worked for me... the error only appears when initiating an update check from within an Office app. Which leads me to believe it's an internal bug. Just my 2 cents.