So you’ve decided to deploy Office Online Server 2016, but after looking everywhere can’t find where to download it? You’re not alone.
Office Online Server, formerly known as Office Web Apps Server, provides the ability to view and edit Office files in the browser using Skype for Business, Exchange, and SharePoint on premises. Basically the same functionality you get with Office 365. Full details can be found here.
The first step is to log into your Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) and go to the Downloads and Keys section. If you do not have access to the VLSC, ask for permissions from someone who does in your organization. Note: Office Online Server requires a Volume Licensing Account.
Once there, you may think searching for Office Online Server is the next step, but that won’t turn up any results. Instead, locate “Office Professional Plus 2016” in your Product list and select Download.
Next, select your download options. For Download Method, I suggest “Download Manager” to ensure the download won’t be corrupt. Choose your language, but Operating System Type will be irrelevant.
Finally you will be presented with a list of downloads, and there will be “Office Online Server”! Click the download button.
The last step will be to get the product key. Simply click Key next to “Office Professional Plus” and you will see your key for “Office Online Server”.
Hopefully this helps!