Try saving the users roaming token in the office 2016 shared settings. That will get rid of "sign-in to office"
Set the office apps to use ADMX settings and set office to use either OrgID or equivalent
Thanks... looks like going through this article took care of that issue.. https://arnomeijroos.com/2018/04/12/solving-office-365-activation-problems-with-vmware-uem/
but another one's crept up .. i can't seem to find the location to the settings its storing when one makes a selection and clicks on YES.. will have to try a capture tool on this i guess..