Consider the following scenario:
- You’re running one of the following Office 2016 applications as an administrator in Windows 10:
- Access 2016
- Excel 2016
- Outlook 2016
- PowerPoint 2016
- Project 2016
- Publisher 2016
- Visio Professional 2016
- Visio Standard 2016
- Word 2016
- You try to use one of these applications to access Office 365 resources such as SharePoint Online or Exchange Online.
- After you enter your Office 365 account information, you receive the following error message: Invalid provider specified.
To work around this issue, don't run Office 2016 as an administrator in Windows 10.
This is a known issue. We're working to address this issue and will post more information in this article when it becomes available.